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Expiry Date

An Ant & Bea Mystery

Rachel Ward

Expiry Date by Rachel Ward

Ant and Bea are back with their most personal case yet.

Bea’s favourite customer, Julie, hasn’t been seen for weeks. Her abusive husband claims she left him, but when a corpse is found, it seems to confirm Bea’s worst fears. As Bea investigates, the truth she and Ant uncovers will threaten everything Bea believed about her own family…

RRP: £7.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240982
Publication Date: 18/06/2020
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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...


‘This is fast becoming my favourite cosy crime series. Each book is better than the last and I just love everything about the world Ward has created here.’

Caroline Green

‘I flew through it and absolutely loved it. I want more Ant and Bea!’

Jennifer Killick

‘An intriguing mystery with heartwarming characters - I was hooked from the first page! Can't wait for the next instalment from Ant & Bea.’

Jane Isaac

‘I loved Ant and Bea. The sense of community and the tight-knit web of friendship among the secrets and lies made it feel fresh and unique.’

Mel Sherratt

‘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.’

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