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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.

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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 on BBC Sussex and Surrey’s Feel Good Friday

I  enjoyed being Joe Talbot’s guest in the ‘Tea for Two’ slot on his Feel Good Friday show on the 21st February. We discussed the success of The Detective’s Daughter and the pros and cons (none) of writing. To hear this click the ‘play’ icon above or Listen here. The  Pet Shop Boys’ Always on My Mind was great walk on music…… Read more

Steyning Book Shop – Lesley Thomson with Elly Griffiths

Thursday 27th February.

This was a lovely evening – thanks to the hospitality of both the Steyning Bookshop who organised the event and the Sussex Produce Store who put on a delicious meal. The bestselling crime writer Elly Griffiths  and I talked about how we write. We explored the importance of place in our fiction – Norfolk for Elly, Hammersmith for me.… Read more