McDermid’s How the Dead Speak becomes 2020’s first fiction number one

McDermid’s How the Dead Speak becomes 2020’s first fiction number one

Val McDermid’s How the Dead Speak (Sphere) has knocked Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with 16,856 copies sold for its first full week on sale. Following a five-week streak in the top spot by Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light (Bluebird) and Mackesy’s illustrated title cantering to the top a week ago, How the Dead Speak is the first fiction number one of the year to date.

The latest Tony Hill and Carol Jordan novel also ended the three-week run of Kate Atkinson’s Big Sky (Black Swan) in the Mass Market Fiction top sp...

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