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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: No Exit Press (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842433547
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842433546
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent gaining a Masters degree in English and American literature. A secondary school teacher, specialising in supporting pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties as well as teaching English, Leigh Russell is married with two daughters and lives in Hertfordshire. Her first novel, Cut Short, was published in 2009, followed by Road Closed in 2010, Dead End in 2011 and Death Bed in 2012. Stop Dead, the fifth novel to feature DI Geraldine Steel is published in May 2013. The series has received glowing reviews and been a hit with readers around the world.

CUT SHORT (2009) was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award and reached #1 on iTunes. It also became #1 in women sleuths.

ROAD CLOSED (2010) was a Top Read on Eurocrime. It was also #1 on Amazon Kindle and in the top #50 on iTunes.

With DEAD END (2011) Geraldine Steel became number 1 best selling female sleuth on Kindle, a Best Female Sleuth on Lovereading, and a Best Fiction Book of 2012 in the Miami Examiner. It was also in the top #20 on Kindle, top #20 in WHSmith's and top #10 in the Miami Examiner.

More success followed with DEATH BED (2012) and STOP DEAD (2013) reaching Top 50 Bestsellers Lists on Amazon and in major bookshop chains. DEATH BED (2012) also became #1 in women sleuths. STOP DEAD (2013)also reached #1 on Kindle.

In June 2013, COLD SACRIFICE was published on eBook and followed by the print version in September. COLD SACRIFICE is the first in a new series which features Ian Peterson, the detective sergeant who works alongside Geraldine Steel in CUT SHORT, ROAD CLOSED and DEAD END.

Find out more on http://www.leighrussell.co.uk where news, reviews and interviews are posted, with a schedule of Leigh's appearances. Contact Leigh via her website, follow her on Twitter, Facebook and follow her personal blog http://leighrussell.blogspot.co.uk


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'Cut Short is a stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, a seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure. ' --Jeffery Deaver

'An intriguing portrait of a small British community while developing a compassionate and complex heroine who's sure to win fans.' --Publisher's Weekly

'Simply awesome! This debut novel by Leigh Russell will take your breath away' --Amanda C M Gillies, eurocrime.co.uk

'Cut Short is not a comfortable read, but it is a compelling and important one. Highly recommended.' --Radmila May, Mystery Women

'a pretty fine police procedural, with a convincing if disconcerting feel of contemporary Britain.' --PPO Kane, The Compulsive Reader

'Taut and compelling.' - Peter James

'A stylish top-of-the-line crime tale.' Jeffery Deaver

'Well-written, soundly plotted, psychologically acute... All the ingredients combine to make a tense, clever police whodunnit.' -The Times

'Leigh Russell is one to watch.' - --Lee Child

About the Author

Leigh Russell is the author of the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series: Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead and Fatal Act. The next Geraldine Steel title will be published in 2015. Cold Sacrifice, the first in a spin off series featuring Ian Peterson, was published in 2013. Cut Short was shortlisted for a CWA Dagger Award, Stop Dead was a Finalist for The People's Book Prize, and her books frequently #1 on kindle and iTunes. She is published in the UK by No Exit Press, in the US by HarperCollins, and is published in French, Italian, Turkish and German. Leigh studied at the University of Kent gaining a Masters degree in English and American literature. For many years a secondary school English teacher, Leigh now writes full-time. She is married with two daughters and lives in North West London.

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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Crawford on 9 April 2011
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Cut Short by Leigh Russell is the first in the series of books about DI Gerladine Steel.I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and found it hard to put down.I can relate to Geraldine and her character is an enthralling heroine of real substance.I love crime thrillers and this was pacey,real and exciting.I am looking forward to Road Closed and Dead End.I love the style of Leigh Russell and had not come across her books before.I shall certainly be buying more of her crime thrillers!Thankyou Leigh for highly enjoyable read.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Denyse King on 5 Dec 2010
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I found Cut Short to be a delight from start to finish with the most perfectly comprehensive final three sentences ever. I finished this novel and was disappointed that I couldn't immediately pick up Leigh Russell's next novel. Make sure you buy both at the same time so you don't have to wait to start the next one.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Jan Saunders on 12 Jun 2011
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Cut Short is the debut novel by Leigh Russell, featuring DI Geraldine Steel. I am an avid reader of a wide range of novels, and this book has put Leigh Russell straight on to my list of favourite authors.

Cut Short is an extremely well-written pyschological crime thriller, which introduces us to DI Geraldine Steel. There is a good balance of the crime/thriller elements of the story with the personal life of Geraldine. As an ex-WPC I found the police procedures very realistic, and feel the book gave a good insight into the life of a modern day female Detective Inspector, as well as being an exciting and intruiging "who-dunnit".

I would throughly recommend Cut Short and it's follow-ups) to anyone who enjoys a good crime/thriller, and am sure that more readers will be adding Leigh Russell to their "favourites" list!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. J. Mills on 6 July 2013
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A believable main character, who is fleshed out more as time goes on in the series.
Good plot with plenty of clues and red herrings to keep us guessing.
I'd like more of a sense of place, I don't know anything about this area of Britain and would like some more descriptive narrantive.
Worth getting
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anna on 5 May 2013
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I really enjoyed this book it had you thinking from the start. What a brilliant book.
I recommend you read this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynda L on 3 Dec 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. It is the first I have read from this author but I will be reading more. The story here was believable and kept you wanting to find out what happens next. I really liked the character of Geraldine Steele and found myself wishing her to do well in the investigation. I hope the other books in the series are as good, I am looking forward to finding out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. M. Denton on 1 May 2014
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This is the first book in the Geraldine Steele books. From the start you are involved with the crime and also the charactwers. i fully recommend this book and the whole series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gloriar on 27 April 2014
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not sure if i can get into other asateel stories took a while to warm to her, will try another.
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