Wishing a very happy publication day to Rachel Ward. The second novel from the Ant and Bea series, Dead Stock, is out today from Sandstone Press.
‘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.
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 fiction, The Cost of Living is her first book for adults. Rachel lives in Bath with her husband, and has two grown-up children.
‘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