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Crime and Passion: Lesley Pearse and Lee Weeks with Judy Spiers
Sat 24 June 2017, 10:30 – 12:00 BST
A fascinating talk with two brilliant crime writers at the top of their game, chaired by renowned interviewer and broadcaster Judy Spiers.
Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. Growing up, she worked her way through many jobs before finally finding her true vocation as a published author at the age of 49. Since then, she’s gone on to become an internationally bestselling author, with over 10 million books sold worldwide. A true storyteller, there is no set formula for a Lesley Pearse novel – although strong heroines and difficult circumstances are pervasive. She’s inspired by stories of courage and adversity, and often gives voice to women lost in history. She lives in Torquay, Devon.
Lesley’s 24th novel, Dead to Me, has recently been released in paperback (Penguin, £7.99) 'A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers' Daily Mail
Lee Weeks was born in Devon. She left school at seventeen and, armed with a notebook and very little cash, spent seven years working her way around Europe and South East Asia. She returned to settle in London, marry and raise two children. She has worked as an English teacher and a personal fitness trainer. Her books have been Sunday Times bestsellers. She now lives in Devon.
Lee’s most recent book, Cold Killers (Bantam, £7.99), is the latest in the Willis/Carter series based in London. When Eddie Butcher, one of four brothers from a notorious East End family is tortured and brutally murdered while on a trip to London from his home in Marbella, police suspect his violent brother Terry, under house arrest in Spain, might be involved.