New Release Spotlight….Baggage by S.G Redling and Journey to Death by Leigh Russell







A Lucy Hall Mystery

Published by Thomas & Mercer

February 9, 2016

‘A rare talent’ – Daily Mail

Unmissable’ Lee Child

‘Taut and compelling’ – Peter James

One of the most impressively dependable purveyors of the English police procedural’– The Times

‘Good, old-fashioned, heart-hammering thriller. A no-frills delivery of pure excitement’Saga Magazine


Journey to Death: A Lucy Hall Mystery is the first instalment in a new crime series starring a reluctant young detective tested to the very limits of her endurance. Leigh Russell takes the reader on an exhilarating adventure from the idyllic tropical beaches of Mahé into the island’s Dark Cloud Forest.

Lucy Hall arrives in the Seychelles determined to leave her worries, and her cheating ex, behind. Newly single and tagging along with her parents on their romantic break, Lucy promises herself the holiday of a lifetime in sun-soaked Mahé. Her father, having lived and worked on the island in the seventies, is keen to show her the paradise he once called home. But appearances can be deceiving and, as Lucy soon discovers, the island is hiding dark secrets that threaten to turn their dream holiday into a nightmare.

As the number of strange and violent incidents rises, it becomes clear to Lucy that someone on the island is out to get them. Could her father’s past hold the key that might save all of their lives? And will Lucy discover the truth before it’s too late?


Leigh Russell is the internationally bestselling crime author of the Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson series. Having reached #1 on Kindle and iTunes, Leigh’s work has attracted glowing reviews in the UK and USA. Her titles regularly appear on bestseller lists and have been shortlisted for prestigious industry awards including the CWA Dagger. After studying English at the University of Kent, Leigh went on to teach, specialising in supporting those with learning difficulties. Leigh guest lectures for the Society of Authors, teaches creative writing courses in Greece and runs the manuscript assessment service for The CWA.  She is married, has two daughters, and lives in London.







Baggage by S.G. Redling

Over the years, terrible things keep happening to Anna Ray on February 17. First, there was the childhood trauma she’s never been able to speak about. Then, to her horror, her husband killed himself on that date. A year later and a thousand miles away, Anna tries to find solace in the fresh start of a new job in a new place. She takes comfort in her outspoken cousin Jeannie, the confidant and best friend who’s there whenever she needs help. On the day of the dreaded anniversary, Anna and Jeannie hit the town, planning to ease the pain with an alcohol-induced stupor and then sleep…When Anna awakes the next morning, she thinks she can put one more February 17 behind her, but fate is about to intervene in the form of two gruesome murders with eerie similarities to her violent past. This time, however, she won’t be an abandoned daughter or a grieving widow. This time, she’ll be a suspect.


Bio: A fifteen-year veteran of morning radio, an avid traveler, and a so-so gardener, S.G. Redling currently lives in her beloved West Virginia.  She is the author of several novels including: Ourselves, Flowertown, Damocles, Redemption Key, The Widow File, and Braid.



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