An author whose inspiration came from Pinner Memorial Park has published her 17th book as part of a popular crime series.
Leigh Russell, a Pinner resident, whose Geraldine Steel crime novels have sold over a million copies worldwide, is set to publish the 17th in the series on January 20 with the next two also in the works.
Marking her 27th novel in 14 years, Guilt Edged, continues the story of Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel as she navigates her way through the investigation of a seemingly motiveless murder.
Speaking to PinnerNews, Leigh said she stumbled on the inspiration for the series whilst on a walk-in Pinner Memorial Park many years ago.
She said: “I just had an idea when walking through the park, it was a grey day with no one else around when a man came round the bend in path he looked a bit sketchy.
“I just thought what would I do if I walked and saw a body in the bushes after seeing this man.
“I was thinking about who the killer was and I started writing and couldn’t stop.”
Speaking about her journey with the character of Geraldine Steel, Leigh said she has bonded with her as the series developed.
She said: “I’ve been getting to know her as the series developed and I’m very conscious that a lot of readers are now following the series and are interested in Geraldine Steel and want to know what happens to her next.”
Leigh also runs writing workshops and a critiquing service which anyone can sign up to.
You can find out more about Leigh here.
Purchase Leigh’s books by searching ‘Leigh Russell’ on Amazon.