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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Blogtour: Review: Deadly Alibi by Leigh Russell

I’m excited to be today’s blogtour stop for Leigh Russell’s Deadly Alibi, which is due for paperback release tomorrow. This is the first of Russell’s books that I’ve read, and I’ve been looking forward to sharing my review ever since I finished the last page.

Deadly Alibi is a book that didn’t let up its pace for even a second- it has you desperately trying to solve the murders alongside DI Steel and her team- whilst practically jumping up and down when you think you seen something that they haven’t. Russell is an incredibly clever author- packing in suspects, red herrings, extra plot and complications- without once making you feel like you’ve been left behind. As a reader you’re in on every single bit of the action- gasping for breath- enjoying the ride. A relaxing read this certainly isn’t!

Deadly Alibi is book 9 of Russell’s hugely popular DI Geraldine Steel series – for which I’m very grateful as it’s one of those books you come to the end of and instantly want to read more about these brilliant characters. I’ll be delving straight back into the rest of the series- though I have to say that Deadly Alibi worked perfectly as a standalone novel- and I didn’t feel like I was missing anything having jumped straight in so far through the series.

If you like your crime peppered with some seriously disturbing suspects, a good dollop of police procedural, a fantastic Detective Inspector with a story to tell and some fantastically plotted nastiness- I recommend you pick up Deadly Alibi.

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The Blurb:

The ninth novel in the DI Geraldine Steel series
A hand gripped her upper arm so suddenly it made her yelp. Biting her lower lip, she spun round, lashing out in terror. As she yanked her arm out of his grasp, her elbow hit the side of his chest. Struggling to cling on to her, he lost his footing. She staggered back and reached out, leaning one hand on the cold wall of the tunnel. Before she had recovered her balance he fell, arms flailing, eyes glaring wildly as he disappeared over the edge of the platform onto the rails below. . .

Two murder victims and a suspect whose alibi appears open to doubt... Geraldine Steel is plunged into a double murder investigation which threatens not only her career, but her life.

When her previously unknown twin Helena turns up, her problems threaten to make Geraldine's life turn toxic in more ways than one.

About Leigh Russell

Leigh Russell has sold over a million crime fiction novels, and writes full time. Published in English
and in translation throughout Europe, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, and reached #1 on kindle. Leigh's work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson series are in development for television with major television production company Avalon Television.

Leigh writes the Lucy Hall mystery series published by Thomas and Mercer.

Find out more about Leigh on her website http://www.leighrussell.co.uk where news, reviews and interviews are posted, with a schedule of Leigh's appearances.

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