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ISBN: 9781842435946
Price: £7.99
Casing: Paperback
Format: B (198 x 129mm)
Extent: 384pp
Rights: World
Pub. Date: May 2012


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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.

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Death Bed

by Leigh Russell


The fourth in the detective series featuring DI Geraldine Steel

The bodies of two black girls are discovered in quick succession in North London. Concerned about a reaction from the local black community, the police are puzzled to learn that two teeth were extracted from both victims after they died. One of the girls worked in a massage parlour and suspicion falls on a client of hers, a known racist, but while the police flounder, the killer takes another girl home to his attic, where he keeps his victims chained up while he shows them his 'collection'. With the death toll mounting, Geraldine is running out of time as she hunts for the elusive killer the papers are calling 'The Dentist'.




Stop Dead by Leigh Russell has been nominated for The People's Book Prize
Do please take a couple of moments to visit this People's Book Prize link and cast your vote in support.

Cut Short - CWA Dagger shortlist, #1 iTunes, #1 Women Sleuths
Road Closed - #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 kindle, Top Read Eurocrime, Top 50 iTunes
Dead End - #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 kindle, Top 20 WH Smith's, Top 10 Miami Examiner
Death Bed - #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 WH Smith's
Stop Dead - #1 on Amazon Kindle
D.I Geraldine Steel is a Lovereading Great Female Sleuth

taut and compelling
- Peter James

Leigh Russell is one to watch
- Lee Child

A brilliant talent in the thriller field.
- Jeffery Deaver


Earlier books by Russell have marked her out as one of the most able practitioners in the current field and this latest entry for her doughty policewoman continues the momentum
- Barry Forshaw, Crime Time [read the full review]

Very Highly Recommended
- Amanda C M Gillies, Euro Crime [read the full review]

Death Bed is a marvellous entry in this highly acclaimed series
- Lizzie Hayes, Promoting Crime Fiction [read the full review]

Russell’s strength as a writer is her ability to portray believable characters
- Crimesquad [read the full review]

An innovative and refreshing take on the psychological thriller
- Books Plus Food [read the full review]

A well written, well plotted crime novel with fantastic pace and lots of intrigue
- Helen Hunt, Bookersatz [read the full review]

Truly a great crime thriller.
- Nayu's Reading Corner [read the full review]

DEATH BED is her most exciting and well-written to date. And, as the others are superb, that is really saying something! 5*
- Amanda Gillies, Eurocrime [read the full review]

The story itself was as usual a good one, and the descriptive gruesomeness of some scenes was brilliant. 4*
- Best Crime Books [read the full review]

A nail biting, murderous puzzle that will keep you guessing until the very end.
- Fresh Fiction [read the full review]


Leigh Russell's Blog

Leigh Russell talks to crime writer Mark Roberts

Leigh Russell's You Tube Channel

Leigh Russell is delighted to be appearing at the St Clementin Literary Festival in France this summer!

Leigh Russell is the featured author this month on the Crime Readers' Association website!

Leigh Russell giveaway and guest post on Mythical Books

Leigh Russell on The Crime Reader's Association Website

Latest stop on Leigh's US Blog Tour!

US Blog tour continues on Brooke Blogs

British Crime Author, Leigh Russell, interviewed on There's Been A Murder

First ever interview with Geraldine Steel

Review of ROAD CLOSED and interview with Leigh Russell!

Leigh Russell's Crime Writing Tips on CRA

Review of Geraldine Steel series from Cut Short to Death Bed!

Leigh Russell on Why Write Crime?

Leigh Russell on Explain Your Shelf.

Geraldine Steel fan page on Facebook!

The CRA on Leigh Russell

Simon's 10 question interview with Leigh Russell

Leigh Russell interview with Lloyd Paige

Leigh Russell interviewed on Writers and Authors

Birds on a wire on Cut Short and Road Closed: 'These two taut tales are still my favorites'

Leigh Russell highly recommended by Bless Their Hearts Mom

Q&A with Leigh Russell on CMash Reads

Leigh Russell Guest Post on Deal Sharing Aunt

Leigh Russell interviewed on Our Book Reviews Online

Leigh Russell and The Deadly Dames interviewed on Woman and Words

Harper Collins welcomes popular author Leigh Russell to its eBooks roster

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 Interview with The Imp Magazine (see pp14 - 15)

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

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

Leigh Russell interviewed on Talk Radio Europe (audio)

Leigh Russell interview with In Touch Magazine

Leigh Russell interview in Hertfordshire Life

Leigh Russell in the Watford Observer

Leigh Russell on the Musings of an All Purpose Monkey blog

Leigh Russell interviewed on Scene of the Crime

Leigh Russell interviewed on Write Here, Write Now

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

Leigh Russell in the Times Educational Supplement

Leigh Russell on the Harrogate Festival website

Leigh Russell interview on the Harrogate Festival website

Leigh Russell interview on The Rap Sheet site

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Leigh Russell on Dead End

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

Leigh Russell on e-books in Crime Time

Leigh Russell on ebooks for InTouch Magazine

Leigh Russell interviewed in the Verulam Writers Circle Magazine

Leigh Russell's Bookshelf


Cold Sacrifice (pb)
Cut Short (pb)
Dead End (pb)
Fatal Act (pb)
Road Closed (pb)
Stop Dead (pb)


Race To Death