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City of Saints & Thieves

Natalie C. Anderson

The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.

In the shadows of Sangui City, a street-thief called Tina patiently plots her revenge. Her mother has been shot dead at the home of one of Kenya’s richest businessmen, and Tina is sure she knows who’s to blame.

When a local gang asks her to steal from his home, it’s the chance Tina has been waiting for.  But as she steps inside, old wounds resurface and she is caught red-handed by his son, Michael. The pair set in motion a cascade of dangerous events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. The desire to uncover the incredible truth about who killed her mother — and why — keeps her holding on in this fast-paced, nail-biting thriller.

  • Publication date: July 6, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786072290
  • RRP: £7.99
  • Pages: 432
  • Publication date: March 9, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786072306
  • RRP: £3.99
  • Pages: 432


A twisty-turny-chock-full-of-secrets, so exciting-you-have-to-force-yourself-to-take-breaks-and-breathe kind of novel’

New York Times Book Review

'City of Saints & Thieves will pull you from the very first page into a rarely seen world, violent and beautiful, where the only rule is survival and the only weapons are a young woman’s courage and love.'

Francisco X. Stork, award-winning author of Marcelo in the Real World

“[A] wonderfully twisted puzzle of a murder mystery.'

Booklist, starred review

'[I]n this fast-paced thriller… Anderson adeptly uses language to bring Tina’s world to life as she carefully traces her heroine’s history to reveal a shocking truth.'

Publishers Weekly, starred review

'A perfect cocktail of suspense, action and heart,’ 

Tara Sullivan, author of Golden Boy and The Bitter Side of Sweet

'A world opener of a debut, one worth reading and remembering.'

Ashley Hope-Perez, Printz Honour-winning author of Out of Darkness

'The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord in this enthralling murder mystery set in Kenya.'

Bluebird Reviews

Natalie C. Anderson

Natalie C. Anderson is an American writer and international development professional living in Geneva. She has spent the last decade working with NGOs and the UN on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014-2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children’s Writer in Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints and Thieves.

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