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Sharna Jackson’s first novel, High Rise Mystery (Knights Of), is set on a contemporary London estate where would-be detectives Nik and Norva are facing their first murder. Everyone likes Hugo, antiques dealer and art teacher. But after a furious row at a community meeting, his body is discovered in a skip – and all the evidence points to the girls’ father. Jackson’s voice falters occasionally, but is distinct and original, while her deft characterisation and evocation of place make for a funny, engaging modern mystery.

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Sharna Jackson