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Blog Tour – ‘Class Murder’ by Leigh Russell

I am beyond thrilled to be kicking off this blog tour.  ‘Class Murder’ is being published as an eBook on the 7th December 2017 by No Exit Press and will be out in paperback on the 29th March 2018.  Having previously read a couple of Leigh Russell’s books I am really looking forward to this one.

To celebrate the publication of the TENTH novel in the DI Geraldine Steel Series, Leigh Russell has written an exclusive list of TOP TENs – a different one for each of the ten days of the Blog Tour.  First though, here’s what ‘Class Murder’ is about.

 

Book Blurb

‘Leigh Russell has become one of the most impressively dependable purveyors of the English police procedural’ – Marcel Berlins, Times

Detective Geraldine Steel is back in Class Murder – her tenth case!

With so many potential victims to choose from, there would be many deaths. He was spoiled for choice, really, but he was determined to take his time and select his targets carefully. Only by controlling his feelings could he maintain his success. He smiled to himself. If he was clever, he would never have to stop. And he was clever. He was very clever. Far too clever to be caught.

When two people are murdered, their only connection lies buried in the past. As police search for the elusive killer, another body is discovered. Pursuing her first investigation in York, and reunited with her former sergeant Ian Peterson, Geraldine Steel struggles to solve the baffling case. How can she expose the killer, and rescue her shattered reputation, when all the witnesses are being murdered?

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TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GERALDINE STEEL

1. She cooks a wonderful Thai curry

2. She likes to read in bed

3. When she’s not working she listens to music in the car

4. She visits her grandmother’s grave once a year

5. Her first kiss was with a boy called Dan when she was thirteen

6. She is haunted by the memory of a killer who got away

7. She had a parrot when she was a child

8. Her favourite subject at school was Biology

9. She often wears black at work but her favourite colour is purple

10. She fell out of a tree and broke her arm when she was twelve

 

About Leigh Russell

Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Masters degree in English and American Literature. She worked as a secondary school English teacher for many years, and is now a creative writing tutor for adults. She is married, has two daughters, and lives in North West London. She is a Royal Literary Fellow and CWA debut judge. 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, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring and Deadly Alibi 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, followed by Race to Death and Blood Axe.

 

Links

‘Class Murder’ can be pre-ordered from:-

Amazon UK – http://bit.ly/ClassMurderAmazon

No Exit Press – http://bit.ly/ClassMurderNoExit

 

Website – http://www.leighrussell.co.uk/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/leigh.russell.50

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LeighRussell

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2919056.Leigh_Russell?from_search=true

 

‘Race to Death’ by Leigh Russell

Book Cover

I recently took part in a blog tour celebrating Leigh Russell’s new book.  You can read my post here:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/blog-tour-race-to-death-by-leigh-russell/

There is still a chance to win a copy of ‘Race to Death’. The competition closes on Sunday 9th November 2014.

I enjoyed ‘Fatal Act’ earlier in the year and so was looking forward to reading ‘Race to Death’. I haven’t read the first book in the DI Ian Peterson series yet, but that really does not matter as they can be read as standalone novels.

This story was set in York, a place I have never been to but long to visit.  Ian Peterson has just been promoted and has moved all the way from Kent to York.  He soon gets his first case and is determined to solve it and impress his boss.  A man falls from a balcony at the York Racecourse, but it’s not suicide or an accidental death as first thought.

Soon after two more people are murdered and Ian realises they are dealing with a serial killer. They have to find him or her before anyone else is killed.  Time is running out.

I really enjoyed reading ‘Race to Death’.  I like Leigh Russell’s writing style and the way she sets out her books.  The chapters were really short but I found that that only added to the excitement.  A couple of parts of the book were particularly chilling.  There were a number of twists and turns throughout the story which kept me guessing for quite a while.

I worked out who the killer was eventually so was pleased with myself but I still found myself asking questions and trying to work out the connection between the people killed.  I definitely didn’t expect the end result.

Leigh Russell is fast becoming a top crime writer and will soon be up there with the best.

I give this book 4 out of 5.

Blog Tour – ‘Race to Death’ by Leigh Russell

Poster

‘Race to Death’ by Leigh Russell is the second book in the new series featuring DI Ian Peterson.  Having previously taken part in her last blog tour I was definitely interested in participating in this one too.

Book Cover

‘Moments before, he had been enjoying a day out at the races. Now he could be dying…. As he fell a loud wind roared past his ears, indistinguishable from the roar of the crowd. The race was over’.

A man plummets to his death during the York Races. Suicide or murder?  Newly-promoted DI Ian Peterson is plunged into a complex and high-profile case, and as the body count increases, the pressure mounts for his team to solve the crimes quickly.

But the killer is following the investigation far more keenly than Ian realises and time is running out as the case suddenly gets a lot closer to home…

 

Competition

I am running a competition where one lucky person can win a copy of ‘Race to Death’.  To enter just answer my question by leaving a comment.  Have you read any of Leigh Russell’s other novels?

 

Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to UK residents only.

The closing date is 11:59 p.m. on the 9th November 2014.

The winner will be notified within 7 days and his/her details will be passed on to No Exit Press who will send out the prize.

 

Good luck! 🙂

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