The Aladdin Trial

The Aladdin Trial : A Burton and Lamb thriller

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A new Burton & Lamb thriller with an AI twist from the acclaimed author of The Pinocchio Brief.

"An intense and compelling legal drama - quite wonderful" - Geoffrey Wansell

An elderly local artist plunges 100 feet to her death at an overstretched London hospital and the police immediately sense foul play. The hospital cleaner, a Syrian refugee and a loner, is arrested for her murder. He protests his innocence, but why has he given her the story of Aladdin to read, and why does he shake uncontrollably in times of stress? Judith Burton and Constance Lamb reunite to defend a man the media has already convicted. Together they uncover not only the cleaner's secrets, but also those of the artist's family, her lawyer and the hospital.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 33.02mm | 385.55g
  • Lightning Books
  • Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 178563075X
  • 9781785630750
  • 1,002,214

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`An ingenious and compelling whodunnit' - The Times; `A sparklingly clever and entertaining mystery with a juicy helping of courtroom drama' - Daily Telegraph; `An intense and compelling legal drama - quite wonderful' - Geoffrey Wansell; `I suspect that the out-of-court component of Burton and Lamb's activities goes well beyond what you might hope for from your legal counsel, but it makes for great fiction' - Crime Review; `Having hit on a winning formula, Silver sticks to it' - Jewish Chronicle; `Topical, plausible... A book for the beach' - Shots magazine
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About Abi Silver

Yorkshire-bred, Abi Silver is a lawyer by profession. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and three sons. Her first courtroom thriller featuring the legal duo Judith Burton and Constance Lamb, The Pinocchio Brief, was published by Lightning Books in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award.
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