Jake Jackson - Death Under a Little Sky (Jake Jackson, Book 1): Unabridged edition

By Stig Abell, Read by Oliver Hembrough

The stunningly written, evocative new debut crime thriller you won’t want to miss!

A detective ready for a new life
Jake Jackson, high-flying ex-city detective, inherits a rural retreat from his reclusive uncle. It’s the perfect chance to start anew.

A death that disrupts everything
But then the local annual treasure hunt spirals into terror when a young woman’s bones are discovered. Suddenly, Jake is back to being a detective, as he tries to unearth a dangerous killer in this most unlikely of settings.

Praise for Death Under a Little Sky

‘Tense but patient, fast but thoughtful, and twisty but substantial – this is a truly excellent debut, and I want the next installment now Lee Child

‘I LOVED this. I found it totally immersive, and couldn’t wait to squeeze some time from my day to return to it. The writing is very classy and the conclusion came as a surprise, which is always a treat’ Ann Cleeves

‘Gloriously atmospheric and masterfully plotted with such a strong sense of place, this is a huge treat for crime fiction lovers. I can’t wait for the next instalment!’ Lucy Foley

‘Stylish…a more than promising debut’ The Times

‘Stylishly written by a skilled wordsmith, and an absorbing tale’ Sun

‘A vivid, atmospheric debut’ Daily Mail

‘A cosy crime read with an appealing protagonist’ Guardian

Author: Stig Abell
Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 13 Apr 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-851704-5
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Stig Abell loves detective novels above any other literature, films, plays or television. This is the first one he has actually written. Away from books, he presents the breakfast show on Times Radio, a station he helped to launch in 2020. Before that he was a regular presenter on Radio 4’s Front Row and was the editor and publisher of the Times Literary Supplement. At one time or another he has written for almost every newspaper in Britain, and one or two in America as well. He lives in London with his wife, three children and two independent-minded cats called Boo and Ninja (his children named them, obviously).

”'Tense but patient, fast but thoughtful, and twisty but substantial - this is a truly excellent debut, and I want the next installment now” - Lee Child

”'I LOVED this. I found it totally immersive, and couldn’t wait to squeeze some time from my day to return to it. The writing is very classy and the conclusion came as a surprise, which is always a treat” - Ann Cleeves

”'Gloriously atmospheric and masterfully plotted with such a strong sense of place, this is a huge treat for crime fiction lovers. I can’t wait for the next instalment!” - Lucy Foley

”'Stylish…a more than promising debut” - The Times

”'Stylishly written by a skilled wordsmith, and an absorbing tale” - Sun

”'A vivid, atmospheric debut” - Daily Mail

”'A cosy crime read with an appealing protagonist” - Guardian

”'A pitch-perfect blend of psychological thriller and classic detective fiction, rich with smart plotting and characters so real we feel we know them” - Jeffery Deaver

”'Brilliant, gripping, fantastic … I can’t put it down” - Chris Evans

”'An atmospheric, often meditative, and beautifully written crime novel” - Vaseem Khan

”'An outstanding debut” - Jeffrey Archer

”'With his awkward but likeable hero, a compelling relationship between Jake and Livia, and the skillfully realized setting, Abell’s new career in crime fiction is off to a promising start” - Daily Mirror

”'A joyful dive into the detective genre…I was charmed and engrossed” - Observer

”'A tense and twisty crime thriller” - iPaper

”'A deep, searching novel, as preoccupied with human nature and ordinary evil as it is with detection” - A. J. Finn, author The Woman in the Window

”'A brilliant debut. Perfect to get lost with next to the fireside” - Dermot O’Leary

”'A truly clever, deeply unsettling and beautifully written mystery” - Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

”'Mesmerizing prose…and a devilishly constructed plot” - PW starred review