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Lesley Goes Home to Hammersmith

Murder in your neighbourhood. Detectives on your doorstep.

Come and see me in Hammersmith Library

Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7AT

 Thursday 28th May 2015 at 6.00 – 7.30 pm.

Elly Griffiths (author of the fantastic Ruth Galloway novels) will be interviewing me about my new novel The Detective’s Secret. With guest Stephen Cassidy, retired Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police who has helped me with research questions throughout my writing The Detective’s Daughter series.… Read more

Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website. Here you can find details of my writing, of forthcoming events and past events.

I take photographs 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 with your thoughts and response to my novels, I’d love to hear from you.… Read more

Sainsbury’s Ebook of 2014

The Detective’s Daughter wins Sainsbury’s ebook of the year 2013.

Thanks to everyone who voted for The Detective’s Daughter. It beat 150 major titles to become Sainsbury’s ebook for 2014 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 Detective’s Daughter.… Read more

Reading Crime Month

As part of the CWA’s Crime Reading Month in June,  I’m on tour with fellow writers,  Elly Griffths, William Shaw and Susan Wilkins. We will be talking about writing crime and our latest novels. We’ve all read each other’s work and will discuss  common themes, areas of difference and our passion for writing and of course reading.… Read more

Hammersmith Calling

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Jack and Stella go South

I’ll be at Clapham Books this Thursday (20th May) reading from The Detective’s Secret and signing copies. Do come along!

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The Story Behind the Story – on writing The Detective’s Secret

I begin my writing process with an image. For this novel, the image was a windmill on the Sussex Downs with windows inserted beneath the sails. Anyone living there could see for miles.

In my twenties I read Victorian philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s description of an economically efficient prison. His ‘Panopticon’ was a tower with cells fanning out around it.… Read more

West Sussex Writers

I had a fascinating evening, being interviewed by Lisa Holloway of Brighton’s The Space at the invitation of the West Sussex Writers’ Group. Interesting questions – from Lisa – and from the writers in the audience. I came away energized.… Read more

Lesley at West Worthing Writers – Thursday 9th April 2015

I will be interviewed by Lisa Holloway, presenter of Brighton’s The Space at an evening hosted by the oldest writing group in the UK (founded in 1937). Lisa and I will discuss a number of topics including my use of place both in the past and the present, different themes in my novels: loss, class, relationships with family and in my new novel – published that day – The Detective’s Secret surveillance, and betrayal.… Read more

Crime Writing Weekend at West Dean

I taught a creative writing course on Crime Writing with bestselling author Elly Griffiths on the weekend of the 19th September to 21st September 2014. Elizabeth Haynes was our guest for the Writers Talking panel on the Sunday afternoon. It offered students a chance to discuss their writing with three different crime writers who yet have much in common.  … Read more

I’m at the Bookish Supper October 29th 2014

I’m looking forward to being in conversation with Laura Lockington about Ghost Girl (out in paperback on September 25th)  at her Bookish Supper and to enjoying the the supper itself – the food is always exquisite. It will be a great evening.  Read more

Ghost Girl is in the Amazon Summer Sale

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