The Twyford Code :The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Appeal

3.83 (3,873 Ratings by Goodreads)
The Twyford Code

The Twyford Code :The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Appeal

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Published: 21 July, 2022
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THE PHENOMENAL PAPERBACK BESTSELLER FROM THE QUEEN OF COSY CRIME Can you crack the Twyford Code? 'Every page is a joy. The queen of unreliable narrators' SUNDAY TIMES 'Brilliant - a mind-bending, heartwarming mystery not to be missed' OBSERVER Edith Twyford was once a world-famous children's author, but now her only legacy is the rumoured existence of the Twyford Code: a series of clues hidden in her books leading to... what? No one knows - but that hasn't stopped the speculation. Steve Smith can trace nearly all the bad things in his life back to Edith Twyford. As a child he found one of her books, covered in strange symbols. He showed it to his teacher, Miss Iles, who was convinced it held the key to the code. Within weeks Miss Iles had disappeared, and Steve has no idea if she is dead or alive - or if she was right. Now he's determined to find out. But the Twyford Code hides secrets some would do anything to possess, and Steve isn't the only one on its trail. The race is on to solve the mystery of the century. Could you get there first? The top ten bestselling cosy crime sensation of the summer from the author of The Appeal, perfect for fans of Richard Osman and S. J. Bennett.

Hallett has aced it... Every page is a joy, with laugh-out-loud moments... The startling final reveal crowns Hallett as the queen of unreliable narrators * Sunday Times *
Even better [than The Appeal]... This fiendishly clever book manages to be both tricksy and surprisingly moving * Guardian *
A tour de force - a genuinely complex puzzle with real clues to be solved... A mind-bending, heartwarming mystery that is not to be missed * Observer *
A thoroughly unusual thriller * Daily Mail *
A big-hearted, ingeniously constructed mystery... A book that will engage your emotions as much as your wits * Sunday Express *
A brilliantly clever, deceptive mystery with a unique twist * Heat *
If you love a puzzle, you'll enjoy this novel packed full of mystery and intrigue. Perfect for Richard Osman and SJ Bennett fans * Yours *
Ingenious * Good Housekeeping *
Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie with a cracking twist. Witty and wonderful -- Marion Todd
A wonderful book, clever and surprisingly compassionate, constantly wrong-footing the reader on its way to an ingenious and wholly satisfying final reveal -- Brian McGilloway
Fiendishly clever... Golden Age Christie-esque puzzle meets The Usual Suspects. Outstanding. Unlike anything you'll ever read -- Imran Mahmood, author of I Know What I Saw
The Twyford Code turned my brain inside out. It totally foxed me. So clever and totally brilliant -- Lisa Hall, author of The Party
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It really pulls you in, and makes for addictive reading -- Faith Martin
Addictive * Waitrose Weekend *
An elegant puzzle of a book, which entombs an exquisite little heart -- Matt Wesolowski, author of Six Stories
A multi-layered, multi-voiced mystery unlike anything I've read before. It's packed with tricky clues, red herrings and cunning acrostics, but ultimately it packs an emotional punch you don't see coming -- Kate Griffin, author of Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders
A highly original, immersive story that draws you in from the very beginning and keeps you thinking. Smithy was a fascinating character with whom it was a pleasure to spend time -- S.V. Leonard, author of The Islanders
Packed with perplexing puzzles and linguistic legerdemain, but behind that is a poignant tale of redemption -- D.V. Bishop, author of City of Vengeance
I absolutely love it. The Secret Seven for grownups -- Faith Hogan, author of What Happened to Us?
An ingenious novel that allows the reader to investigate the case themselves. Full of twists and credible characters, I loved every single word -- Louise Mullins, author of I Know You
A superb mystery with true heart at its centre. No one does twists quite like Janice Hallett -- Sophie Flynn, author of All My Lies
Janice Hallett is a genius at conjuring a whole world through dialogue, and yet there's so much more to it than that. Pure genius -- Leonora Nattrass, author of Black Drop
A stunning book. A fiendishly clever yarn that hooked me from the first line to the final revelation -- Chris McDonald, author of Roses for the Dead
Just finished the brilliant The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett. It's twisty, clever and deceptive, with clues dropped along the way - although I missed most of them! Loved it! -- Guy Morpuss, author of Five Minds
I read the last fifty pages of The Twyford Code with my mouth hanging open and my brain very close to exploding. There is clever and then there's this. -- Laura Pearson, author of I Wanted You To Know

Janice Hallett studied English at UCL, and spent several years as a magazine editor, winning two awards for journalism. Her debut novel, The Appeal, was a Sunday Times bestseller, the Sunday Times 2021 crime book of the year, and shortlisted for the Waterstones book of the year. Janice lives in West London.

Type Book
ISBN 9781788165334
Number Of Pages 400
Item Weight 320 g
Product Dimensions 128 x 198 x 28 mm
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Paperback