Lesley Thomson is a prize-winning crime writer. She graduated from the University of Brighton and has an MA from the University of Sussex. She teaches creative writing at West Dean College near Chichester and lives with her partner in Lewes, East Sussex.
Her first novel, Seven Miles from Sydney, is a crime thriller set in Australia. She also co-wrote actress Sue Johnston’s autobiography Hold on to the Messy Times. Lesley’s second novel A Kind of Vanishing was published by Myriad in 2007 to critical acclaim, and won the People’s Book Prize for Fiction in 2010. She is also the author of the number one bestseller The Detective’s Daughter, Ghost Girl and The Detective’s Secret. The seventh novel in this series, The Playground Murders, was published in April 2019.