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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 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

Lesley interviews Melissa Benn, campaigner and writer

I’ll be talking to Melissa Benn about writing fiction, non fiction, her campaigning work and being the daughter of Tony Benn, one of the UK’s most respected and best loved politicians of the last 100 years.

Come along to the Literary salon at West Dean College and join in what promises to be an engaging and stimulating evening.… Read more

The Brighton and Hove Crime Fiction U3A

I was invited by Lynn Beun, a colleague from my year with the NHS to come along to the Crime Fiction U3A group and answer questions on The Detective’s Daughter It was upstairs at a pub in central Brighton. Slants of afternoon sunlight crossed the wood paneled walls, the perfect setting for a discussion on a crime novel.… Read more

Lesley at The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners

I gave the after dinner speech at the Ladies Banquet I had a brilliant evening. See my blog.

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The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners.

I had a tremendous evening at the Ladies’ Banquet and met some great people. The Master, Philip Morrish and the Mistress Angie Kay were True Hosts (of the positive kind).

The Worshipful Company generously pledged to donate to my chosen charity St Peter and St James Hospice.

Read my blog on Head of Zeus’s website. Polish hereRead more

Waterstones – Haywards Heath

I had a fabulous evening Haywards Heath on Saturday (19th Nov 2016). The bookshop was packed with a great audience who braved the wind and rain to join in a lively discussion about crime novels with my fellow crime-writers, Elly Griffths, William Shaw and Susan Wilkins.… Read more

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners

I’m really looking forward to this. (Although I do hope I don’t have to offer cleaning tips. That’s more Stella’s line…)

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Lesley is teaching a masterclass at Bloody Scotland

I will be running a master class on Plot on Friday 8th September 2016 at the International Festival Bloody Scotland. I’ll talk about plotting my latest novel The House With No Rooms – out in paperback that day – and signing copies, do come along.… Read more

Lesley at the Lewes Speakers’ Festival

I’m at the Lewes Speakers’ Festival talking about my new novel The House with no Rooms with Lisa Holloway (of The Space) in the All Saints Centre on Sunday 24th July. 13.30pm to 14.45pm .   With a Q and A to follow.  Some tickets still available.

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Arsenic and Old Lace?

As Winter envelops us, I’m heading into the depths of the countryside (well, Ditchling) in Sussex at the end of this month to join fellow crime novelists, Elly Griffiths, William Shaw and Susan Wilkins in a warm and cosy barn. Over tea and scones, we’ll talk about our stories. Do wrap up and come along. Beware the smell of almonds as you sip your tea…..… Read more

Lesley with Peter James @ The Berry Theatre 9th Oct 2014

I joined Peter James, Fergus McNeil and James Law at the Berry Theatre for a night talking about the business of writing crime fiction at the Berry Theatre in Southampton (Hedge End). We had good fun swapping dark imaginings and evil doings.… Read more

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