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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

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 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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Arsenic and Old Lace?

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

Lesley with Peter James @ The Berry Theatre 9th Oct 2014

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

Lesley goes ‘Underground’ with the Police

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

Reading Crime Month

As part of the CWA’s Crime Reading Month in June,  I’m on tour with fellow writers,  Elly Griffths, William Shaw and Susan Wilkins. We will be talking about writing crime and our latest novels. We’ve all read each other’s work and will discuss  common themes, areas of difference and our passion for writing and of course reading.… Read more

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