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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 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

The Detective’s Secret image gallery

All the images in this gallery have been inspired by my new novel The Detective’s Secret.Read more

Crime Writing Weekend at West Dean

I’m teaching the creative writing course on Crime Writing with bestselling author Elly Griffiths on the 19th September to 21st September. Elizabeth Haynes is our guest for the Writers Talking panel on the Sunday afternoon. A chance to discuss your writing with three different writers with much in common. There are few places left. Click here for details


https://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/ShortCourses/Courses/CourseSubCat.aspx?group=cre… 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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Gone Girls Event

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Bristol Crime Fest ’14

I had a lovely couple of days in sunny Bristol, catching up with people, talking with writers and readers. It was great to share a panel with Elizabeth Haynes (right in pic) and what luxury to chew the cud of writing with such as Graham Masterson, Jonathan Holt and Elly Griffiths.

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Dark and Stormy Festival

I was one of a ‘Myriad of Crime Writers’.

Three top crime writers who started their careers with  independent publisher, Myriad Editions.

A wonderful night under the Speigle Tent on the Steine – a pop up community in full swing. I was on stage with Elizabeth Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, Revenge of the Tide, Human Remains and Under a Silent Moon) and Lisa Cutts (Never Forget).… Read more

My Sainsbury’s Author Page

On publication Sainsbury’s chose Ghost Girl as their Book of the Week. It quickly went to number one in their ebook chart.

Click Here  for my author page on their ebook site. I talk about writing and you can see my choice for their Collections.… Read more

Writing Ghost Girl – The Murder Site

Thursday 16th August 2012. Dukes Meadows at eleven in the morning. I park my car in the shade of a tree. The sun is beating down, it’s already hot. Through bushes I can see the river Thames, darts  of bright light dance on its surface.  This is London, I’m not far from the A316, yards from Chiswick Bridge, yet I’m sealed within an immediate and suspenseful quiet that is not tranquil despite the verdant green and the summer sunshine.… Read more

Writing Ghost Girl – The School

‘Erected in memory of S.L. Swaab Esq. His knowledge like a spring of refreshing water flowed ever during life for the relief of the suffering.’

The 22nd of July 2011 was warm and sunny. In Ravenscourt Park, I walked the route I used to take to my primary school, along a path by the London Underground viaduct where once there was a slide.… Read more

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