Leigh Russell is the author of the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson series of psychological crime thrillers. The series sold over one million copies around the world, with translations into German, French, Italian and Turkish, and has been #1 on Amazon Kindle and iTunes. With their gripping and fast-paced narratives, these books are perfect for readers seeking good-quality entertainment and well-constructed characters, adrenaline rushes at rush hour.
Now on her tenth case in CLASS MURDER (March 2018) DI Geraldine Steel is reunited in York with her former sergeant, Ian Peterson. She discovers that her tendency to bend the rules has consequences. The tables have turned, and now he’s the boss. CUT SHORT (the debut novel, 2009) was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association (CWA) John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, and Leigh has been longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. STOP DEAD (2013) and MURDER RING (2016) were selected as finalists for The People’s Book Prize.
A one-woman success, in all senses. A Lit graduate and former teacher, who never had the grand plan of becoming an author, Leigh is now unable of putting her pen down and has already episode 11 and 12 in the drawer, promising that Geraldine will make it to case 20. And in fact it’s Geraldine, again an ordinary woman, who keeps over one million readers glued to the page.
In her thirties, single, very dedicated to her work, which she juggles with family life not without difficulty, she’s a complex but thoroughly relatable character. While hunting down serial killers, she also has internal battles to fight, from personal problems to threats to her career.
'One of the most impressively dependable purveyors of the English Police procedural' - Times
'Wickedly tantalizing' - Publisher's Weekly
'Unmissable' - Lee Child
'A rare talent' - Daily Mail
'Taut and compelling' - Peter James
'A stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, a seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure.
And you’re just plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel!' - Jeffrey Deaver