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Leigh Russell


Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Masters degree in English. For many years a secondary school English teacher, she is a creative writing tutor for adults. She is married, has two daughters, and lives in North West London.

Her first novel, Cut Short, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award in 2010. This was followed by Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead and Fatal Act, in the Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel series. Cold Sacrifice is the first title in a spin off series featuring Geraldine Steel's sergeant, Ian Peterson.

Cut Short, Leigh's debut novel was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award.


Harper Collins welcomes popular author Leigh Russell to its eBooks roster

Leigh Russell and The Deadly Dames interviewed on Woman and Words

I fell into writing like Alice down the rabbit hole. Feature on The Writers Room

‘The Lone Writer’ by Leigh Russell

Bestselling Author Leigh Russell on Writing

Leigh Russell tells The Story of Books

Guest Author Leigh Russell : Living the Dream from a Walk in the Park!

Marilyn's Musings: Leigh Russell Interview

Leigh Russell – Author Profile on

Shots Mag: LeighRussell on DI Geraldine Steel, crime-writing techniques and future of publishing industry

Female First interview

Leigh Russell interviewed on Chinwag at the Slaughterhouse

Leigh Russell interview on News from Nowhere

Writing A Series - Harrogate Festival website

'Crime Writing at its Best' - Interview with Leigh Russell at

Interview with Leigh Russell at 'Promoting Crime Fiction'

Interview with Leigh Russell on The Yellow Room

Crime Pays

Not a 'whodunnit' but a 'whydunnit', leigh is interviewed in Harpendia

Morgen's Author Interviews: No 229 Leigh Russell

It's the 'why dunnit?' theme for writer Leigh Russell: Manchester Evening News 10/7/12

Interview in the splendidly named The Moaning Times

Creating Characters We Care About: Leigh Russell shares her tips with The Crime Readers’ Association

Leigh Russell on writing Death Bed -

Interview with Leigh Russell on

Limited Edition Hardback of Death Bed numbered and signed - Here's my publisher making sure none of the copies were left unsigned

Leigh Russell on the popularity of crime fiction

Leigh Russell on the Prime Writing Academy site

All Crime Authors Depend On Expert Guidance

Writing a Series by Leigh Russell

Is The Writing On The Wall For Literacy? - Leigh Russell in CrimeTime

Interview with Leigh Russell on birdsonawire

Literary thriller was dreamed up on walk in Harrow park

Leigh Russell at CWA Harrogate 2011 - interviewed by Sonia Kilvington

Leigh Russell's Bookshelf

Leigh Russell interviewed in the Verulam Writers Circle Magazine

Leigh Russell on ebooks for InTouch Magazine

Leigh Russell on e-books in Crime Time

Leigh Russell on good and evil in crime fiction, in Crimespree Magazine

Leigh Russell on Dead End

Leigh Russell's Blog

Leigh Russell's Blog on

Leigh Russell interview on the Harrogate Festival website

Leigh Russell interview on The Rap Sheet site

Leigh Russell in the Times Educational Supplement

Leigh Russell on the 'If Shakespeare had a blog' blog

Leigh Russell interviewed on Write Here, Write Now

Leigh Russell interviewed on Scene of the Crime

Leigh Russell on the Musings of an All Purpose Monkey blog

Leigh Russell in the Watford Observer

Leigh Russell interview in Hertfordshire Life

Leigh Russell interview with In Touch Magazine

Leigh Russell interviewed on Talk Radio Europe (audio)

Leigh Russell talking about Road Closed and Cut Short (audio)

Leigh Russell interviewed on

Leigh Russell Interview with

Leigh Russell's Guest Blog on Nayu's Reading Corner

Leigh Russell Interview with The Imp Magazine (see pp14 - 15)

Dead End makes Miami Examiner Best Fiction list of 2012

Dead End in Special Recommendations in Miami Books Examiner - 'this book could be used as a textbook on how to write a mystery novel'

Leigh Russell interviewed on Crime Time

Leigh Russell interview on the book bundle blog

Who moved the goalposts? Leigh Russell talks about the ups and downs of the Kindle Charts.

Leigh Russell gives her thoughts on writing minor characters in Shots Mag Blog

Leigh Russell interviewed on Harrow Radio (audio mp3 file)

Leigh Discusses moral dilemmas, and good vs. evil in Crimespree

Leigh is interviewed in Criminal-E about Dead End

Leigh Russell interview on theliteraryproject blog

Leigh Russell Interview on Nayu's Reading Corner

Leigh Russell Interview on The Literary Project

Leigh Russell interview with Fiction is Stranger Than Fact Blog

Leigh Russell interviewed on Radio Hayes FM (audio mp3 file)

9/10 on the 'Best Book to Read' site.

Leigh Russell interview with Helen J Beal

Leigh Russell Interview on Euro Crime Blog

Leigh Russell at No1 on Amazon Kindle.

Leigh Russell interview on Noir Journal - Post No.17

Leigh Russell's Advice to Aspiring Writers

Leigh Russell reading an excerpt from Cut Short on YouTube

Leigh Russell interview in the Watford Flea Magazine

Leigh Russell talks to Crime Time Magazine about Road Closed

Review of dead end on 4star rating.

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Road Closed jacket
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