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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

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.

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 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 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.

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