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
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
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 here… Read more
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
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
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
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
2.45 pm: The Crime Professionals – inside knowledge and research
I’m on a panel with Stephen Cassidy (retired Detective Chief Superintendent of the London Met)who helps me with my research, along with D. C. Lisa Cutts (Remember, Remember) and ex-criminal barrister, now lecturer in criminology and criminal law, Diana Bretherick (The Devil’s Daughters). We are talking about how our research (and personal experience of the other panelists) informs our work as crime writers.… Read more
Hammersmith Library, with my publisher Head of Zeus, put on a thought-provoking and fun evening on Thursday 28th May 2015. Elly Griffiths was a wonderful chair with panelists, retired Chief Superintendent Stephen Cassidy, Frank Pacifico Senior operator/trainer and train tester on the London Underground and me.
We discussed how Stephen and Frank have helped with my research for The Detective’s Daughter novels.… Read more