Death at the Sign of the Rook - PRE-ORDER FOR 29/8/24

Death at the Sign of the Rook - PRE-ORDER FOR 29/8/24

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Pre-order your copy of Death at the Sign of the Rook by Kate Atkinson for the special price of £18.00 (RRP: £22.00)

Publication date: 29 Aug 2024

**Offer available until midnight on 28 Aug 2024**

NOTE: Pre-Orders will only be posted/available to collect following the publication date above. 


The stage is set. Marooned overnight by a snowstorm in a grand country house are a cast of characters and a setting that even Agatha Christie might recognize – a vicar, an Army major, a Dowager, a sleuth and his sidekick - except that the sleuth is Jackson Brodie, and the ‘sidekick’ is DC Reggie Chase. The crumbling house - Burton Makepeace and its chatelaine the Dowager Lady Milton - suffered the loss of their last remaining painting of any value, a Turner, some years ago.

The housekeeper, Sophie, who disappeared the same night, is suspected of stealing it. Jackson, a reluctant hostage to the snowstorm, has been investigating the theft of another painting: The Woman with a Weasel, a portrait, taken from the house of an elderly widow, on the morning she died. The suspect this time is the widow’s carer, Melanie.

Is this a coincidence or is there a connection? And what secrets does the Woman with a Weasel hold? The puzzle is Jackson’s to solve. And let’s not forget that a convicted murderer is on the run on the moors around Burton Makepeace. All the while, in a bid to make money, Burton Makepeace is determined to keep hosting a shambolic Murder Mystery that acts as a backdrop while the real drama is being played out in the house.

A brilliantly plotted, supremely entertaining, and utterly compulsive tour de force from a great writer at the height of her powers.


by Kate Atkinson (Author)
Format:Hardback 336 pages
Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd
Published:29 Aug 2024

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