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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

Lesley Goes Home to Hammersmith

Murder in your neighbourhood. Detectives on your doorstep.

Come and see me in Hammersmith Library

Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7AT

 Thursday 28th May 2015 at 6.00 – 7.30 pm.

Elly Griffiths (author of the fantastic Ruth Galloway novels) will be interviewing me about my new novel The Detective’s Secret. With guest Stephen Cassidy, retired Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police who has helped me with research questions throughout my writing The Detective’s Daughter series.… Read more

Lesley at West Worthing Writers – Thursday 9th April 2015

I will be interviewed by Lisa Holloway, presenter of Brighton’s The Space at an evening hosted by the oldest writing group in the UK (founded in 1937). Lisa and I will discuss a number of topics including my use of place both in the past and the present, different themes in my novels: loss, class, relationships with family and in my new novel – published that day – The Detective’s Secret surveillance, and betrayal.… Read more

Dark and Stormy Festival

I was one of a ‘Myriad of Crime Writers’.

Three top crime writers who started their careers with  independent publisher, Myriad Editions.

A wonderful night under the Speigle Tent on the Steine – a pop up community in full swing. I was on stage with Elizabeth Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, Revenge of the Tide, Human Remains and Under a Silent Moon) and Lisa Cutts (Never Forget).… 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

Lesley won The People’s Book Prize

I won the won the inaugural People’s Book Prize for fiction on July 21st  2010. A wonderful and unexpected surprise. Fast forward five minutes on this film in to see my thank you speech conjured up on the hoof.… Read more

Bristol Crimefest 2013

I took part in a panel discussion on psychological crime fiction with Claire McGowan, Louise Millar and Tom Vowler at the 2013 Bristol Crimefest. Chaired by writer Julia Crouch.

The convention hotel was held at the Bristol Marriott Royal on College Green and amazingly the sun shone. Let’s hope it does the same for us this year.… Read more

Lesley Thomson speaks at the Lewes Speakers Festival
Lesley at the Lewes Speakers Festival

To a full house, on a July evening in Lewes last year, I interviewed bestselling writer and founder of the Orange Prize  for Fiction (now Baileys).  We discussed Kate’s most recent novel, Citadel and her other work.  Kate talked about her passion for women’s fiction and how exciting it is that the prize has, with its new sponsor, come of age.  Read more

Past times: ‘Crime for Christmas’ in Alfriston

Crime in the country!

In December 2012 I took part in a day celebrating crime fiction alongside writers Elly Griffiths and Peter James.

Crime For Christmas was put on by Much Ado Books in Alfriston. Sixteen of the UK’s leading crime-writers discussed writing, reading and each other’s work in front of a packed audience and signed copies afterwards.… Read more