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Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website. Here you can find details of my writing, of forthcoming events and past events. I take pictures while writing, some for the novel in progress, others because something catches my eye. Many of these are here too. This is a good way to be in touch with me, so do write to me Read more

Sainsbury’s Ebook of 2013

Thanks to everyone who voted for The Detective’s Daughter. It beat 150 major titles to become Sainsbury’s ebook for 2013 and to go to the top of the supermarket’s ebook chart for a couple of weeks. Please do read the Sainsbury’s interview on Lesley’s Author Page to find out more about the award and writing Read more

Ghost Girl Out Today!

‘Ghost Girl is a terrific crime novel. You are left with a feeling of utter satisfaction – the intricate, multi-layered plot never overshadows the compelling characters and brilliant central premise.’ Elly Griffiths. ‘Lesley Thomson is adept at slinking into the recesses of minds, notably those of children and holy fools.    A lovely read…’  Gwen Moffat, Shotsmag.  

Lesley @ Dark & Stormy Festival

I’m on a panel with Elizabeth Haynes and Lisa Cutts – what more can we say?  Come along to find out. Friday 23rd May at 6.30pm in the Spiegletent in Brighton.

Suspense – Week course at West Dean College

I taught the last in a series of courses - Engaging Narratives  on Friday 21st March to the Sunday with crime-writer Jason Goodwin. West Dean drenched in sunshine or there were hailstones dashing against the glass blotting out the Downs.  

Bristol CrimeFest 2014

I will be on a panel at the Bristol CrimeFest on Friday 16th May at 17.10pm. I’m on the panel with Elizabeth Haynes, Chris Longmuir and Pauline Rowson.  The event runs from the 15th to the 18th of May this year and promises to be fascinating and great fun for all crime fiction fans.

Lesley on BBC Sussex and Surrey’s Feel Good Friday

I  enjoyed being Joe Talbot’s guest in the ‘Tea for Two’ slot on his Feel Good Friday show on the 21st February. We discussed the success of The Detective’s Daughter and the pros and cons (none) of writing. To hear this click the ‘play’ icon above or Listen here. The  Pet Shop Boys’ Always on Read more

Steyning Book Shop – Lesley Thomson with Elly Griffiths

Thursday 27th February. This was a lovely evening – thanks to the hospitality of both the Steyning Bookshop who organised the event and the Sussex Produce Store who put on a delicious meal. The bestselling crime writer Elly Griffiths  and I talked about how we write. We explored the importance of place in our fiction – Norfolk for Elly, Read more

Ghost girl image gallery

All the images in this gallery have been inspired by my new novel Ghost Girl.

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