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The Crime Scene

After the success of last years Crime Scene we re delighted to welcome back award winning Crime Author Lesley Thomson and for 2022 she will be joined by fellow crime writer JS Monroe aka Jon Stock

As well as Talking Crime, Lesley will be discussing her latest chilling thriller, The Companion.

In a grand old mansion in the middle of the Sussex countryside, seven people have seen more than they should. James Ritchie was looking forward to a boys' day out with his son, Wilbur - even if he was a little late picking him up from the home of his ex-wife, Anna. Annoyed by his late arrival, and competing for their son's attention, Anna leaves the two of them to their day with the promise of a roast dinner when Wilbur returns. But Anna will never see her family again. That afternoon, James and Wilbur are found dead, the victims of a double stabbing on the beach. DI Toni Kemp, of Sussex police, must unravel a case which has shocked the county to its core. What she discovers will lead her to Blacklock House, a grand country mansion, long ago converted into flats. Here in the middle of nowhere, where a peacock struts the lawn, and a fountain plays intermittently, seven long-term residents have seen more than they should. But this is a community who are good at keeping secrets.

J.S.Monroe is the pseudonym of the British author Jon Stock. Writing as J.S.Monroe, Jon is the author of four standalone psychological thrillers: Find Me, Forget My Name, The Other You and, most recently, The Man on Hackpen Hill. Writing as Jon Stock, he is also the author of six spy novels, including Dead Spy Running, which was optioned by Warner Bros. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife, fine art photographer Hilary Stock, and is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford.

The Man on Hackman Hill: A coded message. A Barbaric death. And the search for truth in a world of lies. An intelligent and twisty thriller set in rural Wiltshire.

Aspiring journalist Bella is on work experience at a national newspaper when, out of the blue, she receives an anonymous letter promising her a big scoop if she travels down to Wiltshire. All she finds is a government scientist spouting conspiracy theories in the pub. But then Bella's best friend Erin is found dead in a nearby field, her body staged in the centre of a crop circle. Bella is devastated. Is this the real reason she was lured out here?

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