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Stop Dead (BOOK 5 in DI Geraldine Steel Series) [Kindle Edition]

Leigh Russell
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'All the things a mystery should be, intriguing, enthralling, tense and utterly absorbing.' -- Best Crime Books 'Stop Dead is taut and compelling, stylishly written with a deeply human voice.' - Peter James 'Leigh Russell is a brilliant talent in the thriller field.' - --Jeffery Deaver

As in her previous work, Russell delivers highly efficient prose, achieving the momentum of such earlier books as Cut Short. --Crime Time

A well written, a well-researched, and a well-constructed whodunit...A character with a lot more to tell, and one we will be happy to journey with for many books to come. Highly recommended. --Mystery People

As in her previous work, Russell delivers highly efficient prose, achieving the momentum of such earlier books as Cut Short. --Crime Time

A well written, a well-researched, and a well-constructed whodunit...A character with a lot more to tell, and one we will be happy to journey with for many books to come. Highly recommended. --Mystery People

As in her previous work, Russell delivers highly efficient prose, achieving the momentum of such earlier books as Cut Short. --Crime Time

A well written, a well-researched, and a well-constructed whodunit...A character with a lot more to tell, and one we will be happy to journey with for many books to come. Highly recommended. --Mystery People

As in her previous work, Russell delivers highly efficient prose, achieving the momentum of such earlier books as Cut Short. --Crime Time

A well written, a well-researched, and a well-constructed whodunit...A character with a lot more to tell, and one we will be happy to journey with for many books to come. Highly recommended. --Mystery People

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BOOK 5 in DI Geraldine Steel Series

Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel returns in an exhilarating case of grisly murder in London.

When a successful businessman is brutally murdered, the police suspect his glamorous wife and her young lover. Then the victim’s business partner suffers the same gruesome fate and when yet another body is discovered, seemingly unrelated to the first two, the police are baffled. The only clue is DNA that leads them to two women: one dead, the other in prison. With a steady stream of bodies arriving at the morgue, can D.I. Geraldine Steel find the killer before the killer stages another deadly attack?

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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Edge of Seat" 2 July 2013
By Gordon
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Having read all of Leigh Russell's previous thrillers, I knew that I was in for another enjoyable, "edge of the seat" experience and, I certainly wasn't disappointed. Leigh has an amazing imagination and a gift for holding the reader's attention. What is even more exciting is that Leigh has started producing 2 books a year.......continuation of the highly successful Geraldine Steel series and, a new series, introducing Geraldine's former sergeant.....Ian Peterson. I look forward to more exciting reading from this very talented lady.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A satisfying police procedural 6 May 2013
Format:Paperback
Di Geraldine Steele has recently moved to a new job with the Met Police in North London, which seems a world away from her previous career in Kent. She and her female DS, Sam Haley, start work on looking into the murder of a local businessman, but something doesn't add up and soon there is a further death. There's DNA evidence from both crimes, but who the traces belong to brings more questions than answers.

I haven't read any of the previous Geraldine Steel books, so I think I was at a bit of a disadvantage here. I enjoyed the book and had no problem following it, but I had the sneaking suspicion that I would have got more out of it had I been more aware of Geraldine's biography thus far.

I read a lot of crime novels and have a particular preference for UK police procedurals so I often find myself working out who and why-dunnit before the author reveals it. This book was an exception - the plot had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing for a long way into it and the guesses that I made early on didn't pan out. The novel is written cleverly as it starts out portraying one set of reasons for the crimes it portrays, but then takes a left-turn and ends up in completely different territory. It's very difficult to write about this kind of book, and this book in particular, as it can be all too easy to give away the plot. However, what I can say is that the portrayal of a particular class of criminal is very different in Stop Dead than it is in other crime novels. This portrayal is more chilling than more lurid examples as it underlines the banality of this type of crime.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 25 July 2013
By Best Crime Books TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
I couldn't believe it was yet again time for another Geraldine Steel instalment and I was even more excited than usual thanks to getting an early review copy of it. I must say the first thing I loved about this book was the cover; they are brilliant and most certainly eye catching. Geraldine Steel is a Detective Inspector who has recently relocated to London. In the last book (Death Bed) she was thrown straight into a murder investigation and this book picks up a few weeks later. Geraldine is only just getting over the paperwork involved in her last case when she is thrown straight into a new one.

It all starts with the discovery of a successful businessman being found dead in his car. His death is particularly brutal and Geraldine has a lot of work on her hands. The businessman's wife was involved in an affair so instantly becomes a suspect, as does her lover. As soon as Geraldine gets stick into the new case, the original murder victim's business partner winds up dead although the two cases don't seem to be related. They discover DNA which leads them only to a woman serving life in prison, and another woman who is dead.

In the last book, I felt like I was getting to know a whole new host of characters what with Geraldine's relocation. This made this current book a little easier, as we see the return of Geraldine's colleague Sam. Although Sam is featured quite heavily, I still miss Ian Peterson who was a colleague of Geraldine's before she moved. The last book for me focused more on Geraldine as a person and this one was the polar opposite. At the halfway mark I had decided who was the murderer, and then subsequently changed my mind at least three times! This latest Russell novel was what I would call a real murder mystery.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Extremely Enjoyable Book 11 July 2013
Format:Paperback
I love a book that makes reading enjoyable. I love the natural way of telling the story that draws you in and this book did just that. It had the quality that some books lack and that is the craving to get back to it. It is nice to read a female detective with a vulnerable quality and a mystery attatched to her. It made me ask questions, ones that I hope will eventually be rewarded with answers. It would be lovely to have a Geraldine Steele novel that unravels her secret past. I just loved the way the book narrated to me and this is a novel that makes me say yes, I want more Leigh Russel. Last night I attended a prebook launch for a spin off series and after meeting Leigh it is easy to see why her book was so enjoyable, as she spoke about how she started to write it was clear she was born to write, her natural ability to speak so easily and draw you in was refreshing. Give this author a chance, this is what we want on tv.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 21 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Leaves you hanging on a thread and desperate to read on. It's well written and easy reading so it's a good book to read on holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars So, so similar to the Mark Sennen books
A good enough read, but having just read the DI Charlotte Savage series by Mark Sennen, the plot, characters and settings are so very similar and predictable and could have been... Read more
Published 3 days ago by M. A. Fuller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
if you like detective novels you will love this one . I will be looking for more novels about the same team.

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Published 4 days ago by Flapper the screen is Flapper
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I have read all these books and love them the character di steel is excellent just wish there were more lol
Published 5 days ago by jamie p
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series of books.
I believe this is the last book I have to read in the series, having read them slightly out of order. I have enjoyed all of them and am looking forward to some new ones.
Published 12 days ago by Peter jermey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Enjoyed the book and as usual you are kept in suspense until the end. I have enjoyed all the Leigh Russell books I have read
Published 13 days ago by Sue Bradbury
1.0 out of 5 stars T Cameron's review of the above. Book.
It was quite laborious reading in some parts. Too often it was slow moving where nothing was actually happening and the author appeared to me to be stretching a weak storyline. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Thomas Cameron
4.0 out of 5 stars The victims
I love the clever way the examination of the evidence was found . and the forensic evidence. and the murder plots .it was a very interesting book
Published 1 month ago by Richard Marples
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Her best one yet....I'm loving Leigh Russell and so pleased I discovered her :)
But why do these reviews always require more words? Grrrrr?
Published 1 month ago by T. Watson
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected
I felt as though the book hadn't been written by leigh russell. there were things that were a bit silly regarding when bodies were found. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jo fitz
5.0 out of 5 stars DI Geraldine Steel
Another good read, keeps you guessing about who is commiting these murders and the reasons why, and what is the connection with each victim - highly recommend
Published 1 month ago by Loobilou
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