The Crime Writers' Association

Leslie Scase

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Leslie Scase is the Shropshire-based author of  ‘Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow’, a crime thriller set in the heyday of Victorian Britain.  An advocate of the ‘classic’ murder mystery genre, he is also a keen historian, which is reflected in the authenticity of his novel.

Born and educated in South Wales, Leslie worked in local industry before travelling widely across the UK during a career in the Civil Service. His first novel was inspired in part by his Italian and English ancestors having settled in South Wales in the late nineteenth century. A keen fly fisherman and real ale enthusiast, he lives close to the Welsh border, in the county town of Shrewsbury.

Books by Leslie Scase

  • Fortuna's Deadly Shadow


  • Fortuna's Deadly Shadow - (E-Book version)