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Crime Central with Russ Thomas, Lesley Kara and Stephanie Sowden!

Joining Rob Parker this month is Lesley Kara, Sunday Times Top Ten author of ‘The Rumour’, Stephanie Sowden, Manchester based debut author of ‘After Everything You Did’ and Russ Thomas, Sunday Times bestselling author of the DS Adam Tyler series.

Lesley Kara’s debut ‘The Rumour’ was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been published in 18 countries and optioned for TV. ‘The Rumour’ was the highest selling crime fiction debut of 2019 in the UK and a Kindle No. 1 bestseller. Her second novel, ‘Who Did You Tell?’ was also a Sunday Times bestseller. Her third novel, ‘The Dare’ is out now and her fourth, ‘The Apartment Upstairs’ will be published in June 2022.Lesley worked for many years as a lecturer and manager in a large college of further education in London. She now lives in Suffolk and writes full-time.

A real page turner. An engrossing and suspenseful tale with absorbing characters and plenty of shocking twists. Susan Lewis.

Stephanie Sowden grew up in Manchester. While studying History and Politics at Durham University, she focused her degree on America in the 20th Century and has always found it an irresistible setting when writing. A fascination with the psychology behind crime and why people do bad things is also a driving nature in her work and her debut novel, After Everything You Did, was published by Canelo in 2022, exploring the question of whether killers are born or made.

An Incredible debut. Mel Sherratt.

Russ Thomas was born in Essex and now lives in Sheffield. After a few ‘proper’ jobs (among them: pot-washer, optician’s receptionist and supermarket warehouse operative) he discovered the joys of bookselling, where he could talk to people about books all day. His highly-acclaimed debut novel, Firewatching, was the first in the DS Adam Tyler series. His brilliant third DS Adam Tyler novel, Cold Reckoning was published last month.

A rollercoaster ride of a thriller . . . will keep you hanging on by your fingertips until the tense final moments. Peter Robinson.

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