Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

*Class Murder Blog Tour* 

Leigh Russell’s tenth Geraldine Steel book, ‘Class Murder’, is released tomorrow and to celebrate, Leigh is visiting ten blogs in ten days. The tour is ending on the tenth of December. The blog tour comprises of exclusive top ten lists written by Leigh. Be sure to check out the other stop on the tour. 

Today, Leigh has put together a list of top ten books that her illustrious detective Geraldine Steel owns. So when Geraldine isn’t out solving crimes, it sounds like she may be quite the bookworm. 


  • Complete works of Shakespeare
  • The complete Sherlock Holmes
  • The complete Jane Austen
  • Criminology: A Sociological Introduction
  • A Study in the Psychology of Violence
  • Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit
  • Psychological Offender Profiling: Conversations with a Serial Killer
  • Inside Broadmoor
  • Family Tree Online: How to Trace Your Ancestry
  • The World Atlas of Wine

Review: ‘Class Murder’ by Leigh Russell.

When two people are murdered, their only connection lies buried in the past. As police search for the elusive killer, another body is discovered. Geraldine Steel struggles to solve the baffling case while trying to settle in following her enforced relocation to York. 

Class Murder‘ pits a demented serial killer with a demoted detective struggling with a number of personal problems. 

Leigh Russell manages to create a number of interesting characters, any of whom could be the person responsible for the killings. I found the interweaving of Geraldine’s story with that of the perpetrator and the victims very effective for allowing the narrative to unfold in a natural way.  

Considering the number of crime novels out there, I found the premise behind ‘Class Murder‘ highly original. 

This is the tenth book in the Geraldine Steel series but ‘Class Murder‘ is a great read for any fans of crime fiction – regardless of whether they’ve read previous books in the series or not. 

Vic x

Review of 2017: Sarah Stovell

Today we have Sarah Stovell, the author of ‘Exquisite’, to review her 2017 in brief. 

Pop back later for a special blog tour post for Leigh Russell’s ‘Class Murder’. Ooh, I am spoiling you today! 

Vic x

Do you have a favourite memory professionally from 2017?
The moment my agent phoned me to say my novel had gone to auction in France and Sweden was a good one.

And how about a favourite moment from 2017 generally?
Seeing my new payslip and then moving to our beautiful big house in the country. It has taken many, many years to get here.

Favourite book in 2017?
The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan.

Favourite film in 2017?
Ethel and Ernest – it was on TV in 2016, but I didn’t get round to watching it till 2017.

Favourite song of the year?
I’m a bit crap with music.

Any downsides for you in 2017?
No. 2017 has been my best year yet.

Are you making resolutions for 2018?
To keep writing, but also to keep doing other things that fulfil me in ways that writing can’t.

What are you hoping for from 2018?
The continued good health and happiness of my family and me.