Subscribe to my Newsletter

Join my mailing list and I’ll keep you up to date on all my latest publications, book signings, book launches and special offers!

Newsletter Terms - What does signing up involve?

Signing up for my newsletter means that you are simply agreeing to receive occasional emails from me which may include news of what I’ve been doing, my new writing projects, appearances and signings. The newsletter may also include details of my current and forthcoming titles and news of any special offers for my work.

I’m primarily asking you for simple contact details – name, email etc. That is so I can get in touch with you. This information is all securely held and processed through a contact manager called Mailchimp. It is not, nor will it ever be, shared with any other company, group or individual. Mailchimp is a reputable email marketing software company that enables me to manage my email newsletter. Your record on Mailchimp tells me when you subscribed, when you were emailed, if you looked at the email, if you opened any links in the email. This is not meant to be intrusive, just to help me put together better, more engaging emails in the future.

If at any time you are curious to see what data I’m holding on you, then you are welcome to ask me to supply that (simply use my contact form) and I’ll send you that information. If at any time you decide it’s not for you, you can simply click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of your newsletter, or you can contact me through the contact form on this site asking to be removed from the mailing list. In either case all your details will be removed entirely from the database, not mothballed, put into storage or shuffled slightly over to the left, just removed. I hope you enjoy the newsletters and always look forward to feedback from my readers!

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – July 2018



The very first of these newsletters went out in July last year, so we’ve been posting these for a year now. Can you believe it? I can’t! Cheers to that!

And what an exciting newsletter this is, with the 11th Geraldine Steel coming out this month in ebook!

Click here to preorder the book on Amazon, here to preorder on Kobo, and here to preorder on iBooks.
Or, if you prefer reading printed books and can’t wait until November, why not take advantage of No Exit’s SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER!

Exclusively from No Exit Press, you can get the paperback edition of DEATH ROPE on the 26th July too! That’s FOUR MONTHS before the paperback’s official release. Plus, if you buy the print edition from No Exit, you get the ebook free!

Click here to take advantage of that offer

Here’s what some Netgalley reviewers have said about Death Rope:

‘Secrets, lies, duplicitous behaviour and the obligatory twists, turns and misdirection that kept me on my toes throughout’ – Kath B., NetGalley

‘Would recommend to anyone who likes police procedural books’ – Elaine R., NetGalley

‘I was totally pulled in from page one to the last page … I am now off to get the rest of the Geraldine Steel series’ – Kay W., NetGalley

I’d love to hear what you think of Death Rope! You can let me know your thoughts by emailing And of course I’d love you to leave a review on Amazon!

In other news, in June we went to York, where I had a lovely time chatting with readers in WHSmith’s.

And I had a blast meeting a local book group who are all big fans of Geraldine Steel.

After conducting some really interesting and useful research in York for my work in progress we returned home to some beautiful weather.

I’m sure you’ll agree Michael has done a brilliant job in the garden this year.

It was a thrill meeting the owner of a brand new independent bookshop opening in my neighbourhood, and I’m looking forward to signing DEATH ROPE there when it’s out in print towards the end of the year.

It’s always a pleasure meeting the publicity team from No Exit Press and we gathered for drinks in the beautiful Granary Square at Kings Cross in London. The area around the canal has been so well regenerated, it’s hard to believe this is Kings Cross.

I also really enjoyed chatting to a group of visually impaired readers who have been listening to my books. We were all grateful to the RNIB for setting up the conference call.

And now I’m back to working on edits for GS12 and the first draft of GS13, and I can’t wait to share Geraldine’s newest adventures with you in due course.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading my news this month. Don’t forget to tell all your friends to subscribe to my newsletter and do keep in touch via TwitterFacebook or my website and I hope to meet you at one of my events soon!

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – June 2018

    I know I tell you this every time, but June really has been another busy month - there's no rest for us writers! Read on to find out about my escapades at CrimeFest in Bristol, MysteryFest in Portsmouth, and everywhere else in between. But don't worry,...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – May 2018

    May has been a busy month, full of travelling, panels and book signings! There is also exciting news for both Geraldine and myself. Read on to find out.... EXCITING NEWS ON THE BOOK FRONT I’ve been working on a venture that is...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – April 2018

    It’s been a busy April, and I’m excited to share with you what I’ve been doing - as well as writing, of course! I hope you’ve all been enjoying Geraldine’s latest investigation in Class Murder, and would love to hear your thoughts on the case. Please...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – March 2018

    TODAY IS THE DAY! I'm very excited that the print edition of CLASS MURDER is finally available and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting me and Geraldine over the years! Having my tenth Geraldine Steel book available is a...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – January 2018

    It’s been a quiet January, after a very busy Christmas, and I hope you all enjoyed a break over the holiday period, with plenty of good food, your favourite tipple, brilliant company and of course some time to read! Hopefully those of you who had the chance to...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – December 2017

    I'm so pleased to say Class Murder is now officially on sale as an eBook and even more delighted that it has already made it into the Kindle Top 20 bestsellers! This Christmas, for the very first time Geraldine Steel features in...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – November 2017

    I’m very excited to share with you the news that, as well as my publisher sending me lovely new bookmarks (see above), Class Murder, the tenth Geraldine Steel title, is available as an ebook on December 7th. It can be pre-ordered here if...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter – October 2017

    Welcome to my October newsletter! As the nights draw in, and the days grow chilly, it’s time to sit by the fire and put your feet up with a good book. I’m currently reading through the proof copy of Class Murder the tenth Geraldine Steel...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter September 2017

    I’m very excited to share the news that I signed a deal with a major Chinese publisher this month. The offer has been under negotiation for a while and we have finally agreed the terms, so I’m looking forward to seeing my writing published...

read more

Leigh Russell’s Newsletter August 2017

    As well as giving you my news, I’m thrilled to be interviewing bestselling author, Peter James. So open a bottle or brew a cuppa, settle into a comfortable chair, and read on... Getting to know Peter James Peter James needs no introduction as the creator of Roy...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This