After the excitement of the publication of Death Rope, the eleventh title in the Geraldine Steel series, I’ve been busy writing. Death Rope is available here.


Throughout August I was busy working on edits and checking proofs for Geraldine Steel number 12 which follows Death Rope next year, and submitting the first draft for number 13 which will also be published in 2019. So there is plenty of writing and editing in store for me and more Geraldine Steel books to look forward to in 2019 and beyond.


It was a great pleasure to accept an invitation to appear as the after lunch speaker for the Hertfordshire’s Women’s Institute.

Michael and I were given a warm welcome and enjoyed a fabulous lunch after which I gave a short talk to ninety ladies, telling them about my journey to publication and subsequent career as a writer.

I was very grateful to them for asking so many interesting questions, and buying so many of my books.


In other news, we were very excited to see the opening of a new independent bookshop in Pinner and I’m looking forward to making an official appearance there on 29th November.

If you’re local to the area, I hope you’ll drop in and say hi! Here I am with the owner and well known local resident.

Sarah assures me it’s a complete coincidence that some of my books are on display under the ‘Wine’ sign…


In the meantime, I’ll be out about making a few appearances next month, so here are the October dates for your diaries. I’ll post the November dates next month, and hope to meet many of you on my trips away from my writing desk before the end of the year.

9th October
7.15pm Watford Central Library Hempstead Road WD17 3EU
https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/events-and-things-to-
do/watford/leigh-russell-in-conversation.aspx
13th October
3-6pm Bloodhound Books Meet the Author Event in Leeds
Be at One Bar 19 Boar Lane Leeds LS1 6EA
15th October
6.20pm Author Panel at Finchley Church End Library 0208 359 3800
318 Regents Park Road, London N3 2LN
25th October
I’ll be announcing the winner of The CWA Debut Dagger competition at a ‘glittering black tie
occasion’, the most exciting event of the crime writing year held at Grange City Hotel London.
27th October
Waterstones in Watford
122 High Street Watford WD17 2BJ


And now, it’s time to get back to planning the fourteenth story in the Geraldine Steel series…


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