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Dead Stock

An Ant & Bea Mystery

Rachel Ward

Dead Stock by Rachel Ward

‘I’m scared of anyone with a knife and a grudge’

New Year dawns and something is rotten in Kingsleigh. With a body on the bypass and pet cats going missing, supermarket sleuths Ant and Bea have a new case. But juggling problems at work and home takes its toll – and as they near the truth, more than one secret is going to come out.

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240425
Publication Date: 15/11/2018
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Rachel Ward
Rachel Ward is a best-selling writer for young adults. Her first book, Numbers, was published in 2009 and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. An avid reader of detective...


‘Bea and Ant are a delightful crime-solving duo and I’ll very happily join them again for another clean-up in a Costsave aisle.’

Crime Review

‘Another brilliant Ant and Bea adventure. This series gets better and better.’

Cass Green

‘Starring the most unlikely but endearing detective pairing since Morse and Lewis, Dead Stock is a charming, heartwarming page-turner. Agatha Christie meets Car Share and Coronation Street.’

Joanna Nadin

‘I love spending time with Bea and Ant! A simply delightful crime-cracking duo.’

Christi Daugherty

‘Familiar, comforting, and terribly exciting, all at the same time.’

Mimi Thebo

‘I thoroughly enjoyed spending my weekend with Ant and Bea and can’t wait to read about their next adventure which I believe will be out soon!’

Portobello Book Blog

‘I'm not sure I can recommend the Ant and Bea mysteries highly enough, Dead Stock is perfectly readable as a stand alone but I would suggest reading The Cost of Living first to really enjoy it to the fullest!’

Sarah Withers Blog

‘The brilliant second installment of the Ant & Bea Mysteries is filled with cats, mystery and murder – what more could you need?I absolutely adore this series.’

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