National Crime Reading Month

Slaughter in Southwold: Author interview with Lesley Thomson

South-east England (inc. London) & East Anglia

Event Type:Author interview
Event Organiser:Suffolk Libraries
Booking Link:https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/slaughterinsouthwold/lesley-thomson-individual-ticket/2022-06-18/15:30/t-qrldlq
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Ticket Price:£6

Southwold Arts Centre, Southwold, IP18 6JP

Venue accessibility:

Wheelchair accessible

Join crime writer Lesley Thomson for a special author talk as part of our Slaughter in Southwold crime writing festival!

Lesley will be talking to us about her latest novel The Companion and her career so far.

About Lesley Thomson:

Lesley Thomson is a British crime writer born in West London. Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People’s Book Prize in 2010, and her second novel, The Detective’s Daughter, was a no.1 bestseller and sold over 500,000 copies.

Many of Lesley’s books feature the crime fighting duo Stella Darnell and Jack Harmon. Lesley combines writing with teaching creative writing. She lives in Lewes with her partner.

Her new chilling thriller The Companion is set in the Sussex countryside and will be published in June 2022.

About The Companion:

James Ritchie was looking forward to a boys’ day out with his son, Wilbur – even if he was a little late picking him up from the home of his ex-wife, Anna. Annoyed by his late arrival, Anna leaves the two of them to their day, with grudging promises of a roast dinner on their return…

But Anna will never see her family again. That afternoon, James and Wilbur are found dead, the victims of a double stabbing on the beach.

DI Toni Kemp, of Sussex police, must unravel a case which has shocked the county to its core. What she discovers will lead her to Blacklock House, a grand country mansion, long ago converted into flats. Here in the middle of nowhere, where statues dot the lawn and peacocks scream in the bushes, seven long-term residents have seen more than they should.

But this is a community who are good at keeping secrets…


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