Sub-genre: Action thriller, Amateur detective, Cosy crime, Crime Thriller, detective, female detective, female investigator, Female police procedural, female sleuth, Forensic Thriller, International thriller, mystery, Noir Crime, Northern Crime, Police, Police procedural, Private Investigator, psychological, Psychological Thriller, suspense, thriller, thrillers
I enjoy writing the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series of page turners, exploring the motives that drive characters, from detective to killer.
The series begins in Kent, from where my detective moves to London, and subsequently to York. Published by No Exit Press in the UK, and Harper Collins in the US, the series is so far translated into French, Italian, Turkish, German and Chinese. Following the success of the Geraldine Steel series, there is a spin off series for DI Ian Peterson.
The Lucy Hall mysteries are published worldwide by Thomas and Mercer, and my stand alone psychological thrillers are published by Bloodhound Books.
For many years a secondary school English teacher, I now write full time, and am a passionate supporter of libraries. As well as running master occasional classes in crime writing at schools and universities around Europe, including the Writers Lab in Greece, I am privileged to chair the CWA Debut Dagger judges, and to be a Royal Literary Fellow.
CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Shortlist 2010
People’s Book Prize Finalist 2013
CWA Dagger in the Library Longlist 2015
Books by Leigh Russell
- Geraldine Steel series
- Cut Short
- Dead End
- Road Closed
- Death Bed
- Stop Dead
- Geraldine Steel series - Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring, Deadly Alibi
- Cold Sacrifice
- Ian Peterson series - Cold Sacrifice, Race to Death, Blood Axe
- Lucy Hall series - Journey to Death, Girl in Danger, Wrong Suspect
- Killer Plan
- Murder Ring
- Deadly Alibi
- Class Murder
- Death Rope
- Rogue Killer
- Deathly Affair
- The Adulterer’s Wife