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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

Death of a Mermaid – The Prologue

Here is a clip of me reading the beginning of my new standalone crime novel. It’s out on May 7th . On that Thursday, I’m having a launch with crime writers William Shaw and Elly Griffiths. You are all invited! 

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In Conversation

William Shaw interviewed me with my UK editor Laura Palmer about our working relationship for my latest standalone crime mystery, Death of a Mermaid. Great to have Mick Finlay along.  

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Ice Cold In Teignmouth

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I’m looking forward to heading along to Devon in the spring to a town – that ever since reading about The Teignmouth Electron (a crime if ever there was) I have wanted to visit. It sounded such a fabulous place. … Read more

Lesley and Elly Griffiths at Much Ado Books

I’m off to the country on the Sunday 30th July to the wonderful Much Ado Books in Alfriston. Elly Griffiths and I will be interviewed by the fabulous Lisa Holloway (of Brighton’s top night out – The Space) . Do come along and join in.

We’ll be chatting about each other’s writing, what makes us write and the books we each enjoy reading.… 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.

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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

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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