Friday Feature & Giveaway: Road Closed by Leigh Russell

Some authors find the opening sentence of a book terrifying to write. I understand why. The first sentence of a book is so important. We can probably all quote a few iconic openings. But I don’t see it quite like that. For me, starting a new book must be the most exciting part of the whole exciting process of writing a book. The hardest part for me is writing the last chapter. That may not be the final chapter of the book, as I tend to do a lot of revision and rewriting, but the last words I actually write

RoadTitle: Road Closed (DI Geraldine Steel #2)
Author: Leigh Russell
Genre: Mystery/Detective
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Publisher: Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.


When a man dies in a gas explosion, the police suspect arson. The Murder Investigation Team is called in to examine the evidence, but the case takes on a new and terrible twist when a local villain is viciously attacked.

As the police inquiries lead from an expensive Harchester Hill estate to the local brothel, a witness dies in a hit-and-run. Was it coincidence … or cold-blooded murder? The Murder Investigation Team has problems of its own–and so does Geraldine Steel. A shocking revelation threatens her peace of mind as the investigation races toward its dramatic climax.

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About the Author


LEIGH RUSSELL is described as “a brilliant talent” by Jeffery Deaver. CUT SHORT (2009) was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award for Best First Novel. Road Closed (2010) was listed as a Top Read on Eurocrime. With Dead End (2011) Leigh’s detective Geraldine Steel was Number 1 on amazon kindle’s bestseller chart for female sleuths. Leigh Russell is the award-winning author of the Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson mysteries. She is an English teacher who lives in the UK with her family.

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  1. Timitra

    Thanks for featuring this new to me author.