Lesley Thomson

Associate Tutor - MA Creative Writing and Publishing

Lesley Thomson's second novel A Kind of Vanishing was escribed by Ian Rankin as a treasure ‘and Lesley Thomson is a class above.’. The novel won The People's Book Prize in 2010. The Detective's Daughter became Amazon UK's longest running #1 in 2013. To date The Detective's Daughter series has sold over 750 thousand copies. The Death Café, # 8 is out in 2021. The protagonist Stella Darnell is 'one of the most original characters in British Crime Fiction' - Sunday TimesThe Playground Murders, latest in the series, is as 'compelling as its predecessors ... A white-knuckle read' - A.N Wilson, The Tablet. Lesley's new standalone, Death of a Mermaid is out in May 2020. Lesley has an MA in English from the University of Sussex.

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