The Twyford Code

The Twyford Code

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 21/07/2022
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The Twyford Code
Okay. So I actually thought this was even better than The Appeal. I loved Steven, he was a fascinating character to read. In my humble opinion, the ending ... READ MORE
Autumn Spayne
The Twyford Code
Mystery with a twist
The Twyford Code is yet another brilliant offering from Hallett! Though it's in a slightly different vein to The Appeal in that it's not so much to do with... READ MORE


It's time to solve the murder of the century... Forty years ago, Steven Smith found a copy of a famous children's book, its margins full of strange markings and annotations. He took it to his remedial English teacher, Miss Isles, who became convinced it was the key to solving a puzzle. That a message in secret code ran through all Edith Twyford's novels. Then Miss Isles disappeared on a class field trip, and Steven's memory won't allow him to remember what happened. Now, out of prison after a long stretch, Steven decides to investigate the mystery that has haunted him for decades. Was Miss Isles murdered? Was she deluded? Or was she right about the code? And is it still in use today? Desperate to recover his memories and find out what really happened to Miss Isles, Steven revisits the people and places of his childhood. But it soon becomes clear that Edith Twyford wasn't just a writer of forgotten children's stories. The Twyford Code has great power, and he isn't the only one trying to solve it...

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781788165334
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm

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The Twyford Code
Exceptionally, cleverly written
This was an exceptionally cleverly written book. It without a doubt nothing like anything I have read before with a very distinctly different format to mos... READ MORE
Amanda Holyoak
The Twyford Code
A very unusual book, with an intriguing mystery - not at all what I expected
Steven Smith has recently been released after a long stretch in prison. He was pretty much illiterate when he went in, but he’s now learnt to read and writ... READ MORE
The Twyford Code
Clever but not a relaxing read.
I enjoyed the first book and looked forward to the second book from the author. I read for pleasure and relaxation but neither were achieved. A clever plot... READ MORE
James Parkinson
The Twyford Code
Got a little too complicated at times
I enjoyed this book very much although I'm not sure about the coding. It was exciting and I needed to keep reading.
Barbara Saville
The Twyford Code
Really good and clever
At first I found it hard to get into, however when I did it was quite amazing. Such a clever way to write and I did not expect the end.
Anysia  Marchington
The Twyford Code
verbal-humor, amateur-sleuth, murder, suspense, literacy, dyslexia, dysfunctional-families, friendship, frustration, decryption ***** While I found the au... READ MORE
Janice Tangen
The Twyford Code
I loved it
This is that type of book that I absolutely could not put down, at the same time that I was mourning that I was reading it too fast and wasting it. I love ... READ MORE
The Twyford Code
Clever, Cunning and Unique
The Twyford Code is a smart, witty and original story written in the style of recording transcripts on an old iphone, including indecipherable words, pause... READ MORE
Brenda C.
The Twyford Code
intriuging read
If you love to solve puzzles, are good at following clues ( I used to think I was) then The Twyford Code is the book for you that will keep you reading and... READ MORE
Judy Odom
The Twyford Code
Interesting concept
I’ll start by saying this book isn’t for me. Due to it being transcripts, many parts were tedious to read and I found myself re reading parts to make s... READ MORE
The Twyford Code
'Unusual Storyline'
The Twyford Code, is a code used by the children's author Alice Twyford, in a series of books written by her. The main book being,' 6 on Goldtop Hill.' Tea... READ MORE
'Bookworm' Review
The Twyford Code
Deftly keeps readers guessing throughout an entertaining tale
Former journalist and British government speechwriter Janice Hallett burst onto the mystery writing scene during the pandemic with The Appeal, a modern tak... READ MORE
Craig Sisterson
The Twyford Code
Another novel approach to the crime novel
Great read combining different time lines and intertwining stories using a novel approach of phone recordings
Stephen Pearsall