Self-published as an ebook only, The Abbey shot to the top of the Kindle bestseller lists in the US, and in the space of just three months, sold over 550,000 copies, making it the ebook sensation of 2011.
At one point the novel was selling over 4,000 copies a day on Amazon alone. It was in the top five of the New York Times bestsellers ebook list for seven weeks this year and also charted highly on the combined ebook/print list on the basis of ebook sales alone.
Little, Brown Book Group are incredibly exciting to be publishing The Abbey as an ebook at £1.99.
Meet Ash Rashid, Muslim and a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In a year's time, he'll be out of the department completely.
But then his niece's body is found in the property of one of the city's wealthiest citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but certain details don't add up. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find the murderer. But the longer he searches, the darker the case gets – and if he doesn't solve it fast, his niece won't be the only family member he has to bury…
Addictive and thrilling, The Abbey is the debut novel in a major new series, featuring one of the most fascinating, complex detectives in crime fiction. An ebook phenomenon in the US, this is the chance for UK crime fans to discover the ebook everyone is reading.
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