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Published 2011

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The Geraldine Steel series and Ian Peterson spin off series have been optioned by Avalon Television Ltd to be made into a TV series.


Cut Short was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award 2010
Stop Dead was a Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2014


'Leigh Russell is one to watch' - LEE CHILD

'A brilliant talent in the thriller field' - JEFFERY DEAVER

'Taut and compelling' - PETER JAMES

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


Leigh Russell is engaged in an extensive promotional tour. Check the list below to see if she will be in your area soon and if you get a chance do come along to see her - she'd be delighted to see you!

30 September 2014 tbc - 6.00pm WH SMITH PADDINGTON STATION Book signing
9 October 2014 - 20 October 2014 tbc YORK Bookshop signings, Library Talks, Radio interviews and more
10 October 2014 11.00am - 5.00pm NORTHALLERTON WH Smith signing
11 October 2014 10.30am - 4.00pm WH SMITH CONEY STREET YORK Book signing
12 October 2014 10.30am - 4.00pm WH SMITH YORK MONKS CROSS Monks Cross WH Smith book signing
13 October 2014 1.00pm YORK Talk to students at York College
14 October 2014 10.00am - 1.00pm DRIFFIELD WH Smith Signing
14 October 2014 2.00pm - 5.00pm SCARBOROUGH WH Smith signing
14 October 2014 6.30pm - 8.00pm SCARBOROUGH LIBRARY Author Talk
15 October 2014 6.30pm - 8.00pm YORK Acomb Library, York
17 October 2014 tbc LEEDS Waterstones Leeds book signing
18 October 2014 9.30am - 12.00pm YORK Waterstones morning book signing
18 October 2014 - 10 October 2014 2.00pm - 5.00pm YORK WH Smith afternoon book signing
19 October 2014 tbc - 4.00pm YORK WH Smith book signing
20 October 2014 tbc - 4.00pm ILKELEY U3A Author Talk
1 November 2014 11.00am - 4.00pm BIRMINGHAM Signing WH Smith New Street
7 November 2014 tbc ST ALBANS LITERARY FESTIVAL DAGNALL ST BAPTIST CHURCH SANCTUARY Panel with James Runcie and Ben Aaronovitch
8 November 2014 tbc - 4.00pm WATFORD WH Smith Watford book signing
12 November 2014 tbc NORTHWOOD Author talk at synagogue
14 November 2014 tbc AMERSHAM WH Smith Victoria book signing
29 November 2014 tbc CHICHESTER WH Smith Chichester book signing
15 January 2015 tbc BEDFORD Waterstones - Judging Bedford Short Story Competition
2 March 2015 tbc HARROW Author Talk to WI
17 March 2015 tbc - 7.30pm OSIDGE LIBRARY Author Talk
12 September 2015 - 17 September 2015 tbc VILLA ROGAIA PASIGNANO, ITALY Creative Writing Retreat - email Leigh Russell website for details

The second DS Ian Peterson
Murder Investigation
Publication Date: September 2014
eBook Available Now

Leigh Russell talks about Cold Sacrifice on Book Zone

Published 2013

The first DS Ian Peterson
Murder Investigation
Now in paperback

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