Class Murder

Geraldine Steel struggles to readjust to her new place, solve the mystery and defend her shattered reputation.

When two people are murdered, their only connection lies buried in the past. As police search for the elusive killer, another body is discovered. Pursuing her first investigation in York, Geraldine struggles to solve the confusing case. How can she expose the killer, and rescue her shattered reputation, when all the witnesses are being murdered?
Ian Peterson is back... and now he's the boss.


»The thing I love about Leigh Russell's books is the fact that there are so many aspects to the plot but they all slot together like a perfectly formed jigsaw puzzle. The characters are so well crafted, the settings are so vividly described and the killer, well wow!«
Kate Noble, NetGalley

»A million readers can't be wrong! Loyal fans of Geraldine Steel will be thrilled with this latest compelling story from Leigh Russell. New readers will discover a terrific crime series to get their teeth into. CLASS MURDER looks like another bestseller. Clear some time in your day, sit back and enjoy a bloody good read.«
Howard Linskey

»Russell at her very best and Steel crying out to be turned into a TV series. I loved this book as much as any of the previous 8 out of 9 that I've read. I really can't wait for number 11.«
The Mole, Our Book Reviews Online

»CLASS MURDER itself is a riveting story, pulling the reader in from page one... I can say, hand on heart, [Leigh Russell] is going from strength to strength and I cannot wait to read what is next for Geraldine Steel.«
So Many Books, So Little Time

»CLASS MURDER, Leigh Russell's new book and Detective Geraldine Steel's tenth outing, is an absolute delight.«
The Literary Shed

»CLASS MURDER was just the type of gripping and gutsy police thriller I have come to expect from the very accomplished and devious mind of author Leigh Russell.«
Jo Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree

»Once again Leigh Russell has produced an exciting action-packed thriller which kept me reading long after the lights were out and everyone was asleep. The characters were convincing and the storyline gripping, ending with a cliffhanging conclusion.«
Joan Clapham, NetGalley

»CLASS MURDER has a modern day feel of Agatha Christie, just when I thought I knew who the killer was.... BOOM the author would throw in another twist. I was hooked from start to finish, I simply couldn't put it down.«
Shell Baker, Chelle's Book Reviews

»Leigh's writing is highly engaging, she pulls you into the story without effort. CLASS MURDER was a really enjoyable read.«
Jacob Collins, Hooked From Page One

»If you love a good action-packed crime novel, full of complex characters and unexpected twists, this is one for you.«
Rachel Emms,Chillers, Killers and Thrillers

Original Language

English, No Exit Press

Available Material

English pdf


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Leigh Russell

Leigh Russell is the author of internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series: CUT SHORT, ROAD CLOSED, DEAD END, DEATH BED, STOP DEAD, FATAL ACT, KILLER PLAN, MURDER RING, DEADLY ALIBI and CLASS MURDER. The series has sold over a million copies worldwide. CUT SHORT was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, and Leigh has been longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Her books have been #1 on Amazon Kindle and iTunes with STOP DEAD and MURDER RING selected as finalists for The People's Book Prize. Leigh is chair of the CWA's Debut Dagger Award judging panel and a Royal Literary Fellow. Leigh studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Master's degree in English and American Literature. She is married with two daughters and a granddaughter, and lives in London.