Today I am super excited to share my 5 star review for CLASS MURDER by Leigh Russell And to celebrate the publication of the TENTH novel in the DI Geraldine Steel Series, Leigh Russell has written an exclusive list of TOP TENs -a different one for each of the ten days of the Blog Tour.
BLOG TOUR 1- 10th December 2017
GERALDINE STEEL’S TOP TEN FAVOURITE PLACES IN YORK
The River Ouse by Lendal Bridge
The City Walls, York – especially when the daffodils are out Knavesmire,
The Museum Gardens with the ruins of an abbey – Yorkshire Museum Gardens
Detective Geraldine Steel is back in Class Murder – her tenth case!
With so many potential victims to choose from, there would be many deaths. He was spoiled for choice, really, but he was determined to take his time and select his targets carefully. Only by controlling his feelings could he maintain his success. He smiled to himself. If he was clever, he would never have to stop. And he was clever. He was very clever. Far too clever to be caught.
When two people are murdered, their only connection lies buried in the past. As police search for the elusive killer, another body is discovered. Pursuing her first investigation in York, and reunited with her former sergeant Ian Peterson, Geraldine Steel struggles to solve the baffling case. How can she expose the killer, and rescue her shattered reputation, when all the witnesses are being murdered?
It feels like I have been waiting ages for for the tenth book to be released. But I can assure you it was certainly worth the wait!
The Story starts off with a bang, It is certainly one hell of an opening. Then we catch up with Geraldine who is reunited with Ian Peterson, Having moved from Met police force in London to a major investigation team in York. Blimey it’s all going on in the story. Fans of the series are going to love it….I certainly did.
We follow the story of a two murder investigation and their only connection is that they went to school together. This is a case that Geraldine struggles to solve and will seriously have you guessing who the killer is.
Class Murder has a modern day feel of Agatha Christie just when I thought I knew who the killer was…. BOOM the author would throw in another twist. I was hooked from start to finish, I simply couldn’t put it down.
We also get a lot of insight to Geraldine’s personal life where we follow the story of her sister who made an appearance in the last novel. But for anyone that hasn’t read any of Leigh’s books don’t worry because this can be read has a standalone. The author has given us plenty of background information .
I am loving the fact that Geraldine and Ian are back together they make a brilliant team. I would love to see a little romance between them.
What more can I say but I loved this book. which I highly recommend giving it 5 massive stars. I cannot wait to see what is in store next for Geraldine
I would like to thank Anne Cater and No Exit Press for Inviting me to take part in the exciting Blog Tour
No Exit Press: http://bit.ly/ClassMurderNoExit
Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Masters degree
in English and American Literature. She worked as a secondary school
English teacher for many years, and is now a creative writing tutor for
adults. She is married, has two daughters, and lives in North West
London. She is a Royal Literary Fellow and CWA debut judge.
Her first novel, Cut Short, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New
Blood Dagger Award in 2010. This was followed by Road Closed, Dead
End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring and Deadly
Alibi in the Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel series. Cold Sacrifice is
the first title in a spin off series featuring Geraldine Steel’s sergeant, Ian
Peterson, followed by Race to Death and Blood Axe.