Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For, Book #27

The Pretty Little Box

by Charles Todd

On Sale: 18/12/2018



About the Book

At first glance, the miniature book of hours with gilt-edged pages and the beautiful box that contains it look too small to be of any real consequence – which is exactly why the woman, hardly a thief in her day-to-day life, doesn't think twice about pocketing the package when it catches her eye at the local antiquarian bookshop.

But this minor transgression sets in motion a series of events, each one more disastrous than the one before it; as the pretty little box changes hands – being misplaced, stolen, lost, and discarded – it leaves a path of death and destruction in its wake. Meanwhile, all along, one question courses through this chilling history: is the book really the source of its dreadful power, or are the would-be owners of the item already cursed by their covetous desire to possess it – each impelled by one of the seven deadly sins.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781788541916
  • ISBN 10: 178854191X
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus
  • On Sale: 18/12/2018
  • Pages: 61
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery


Charles and Caroline Todd are a mother-and-son writing team who live on the east coast of the United States. Together, they have written nearly thirty mysteries, including the Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford series.

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