Death at the Sign of the Rook

Kate Atkinson


Marooned overnight by a snowstorm in a grand country house are a cast of characters and a setting that even Agatha Christie might recognize: a vicar, an Army major, a Dowager, a sleuth and his sidekick – except that the sleuth is Jackson Brodie, and the sidekick is DC Reggie Chase. The crumbling house – Burton Makepeace and its chatelaine the Dowager Lady Milton – suffered the loss of their last remaining painting of any value, a Turner, some years ago.

The housekeeper, Sophie, who disappeared the same night, is suspected of stealing it. Jackson, a reluctant hostage to the snowstorm, has been investigating the theft of another painting: The Woman with a Weasel. 

Is this a coincidence or is there a connection? And what secrets does the Woman with a Weasel hold? A brilliantly plotted, supremely entertaining, and utterly compulsive tour de force from a great writer at the height of her powers.

PLEASE NOTE: This title will be shipped on publication day (29th August 2024) and is limited to one per order. | Format: Hardback

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