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Murder by Magic: A Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery Paperback – 28 May 2019

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‘Lesley Cookman is the Queen of Cosy Crime’ – Paul Magrs, author of The Brenda and Effie Series

‘Another delightful Libby Sarjeant murder mystery’ – Reader Review

‘A modern day Miss Marple! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery’ – Reader Review

About the Author

Like many authors, Lesley started writing stories as a child. After a checquered beginning, including jobs as varied as actor, model, cabin crew and nightclub DJ, she fell into feature writing for publications including Business Matters, Which Computer and Poultry Farmers Weekly.

She progressed to short stories for the vibrant Women's magazine market and, following a Master's Degree where she met her publisher, she turned to her first literary love of Traditional British Mysteries. The Libby Sarjeant series is still going strong, and has been joined by The Alexandrians, an Edwardian mystery series.

Lesley also continues to work with her local theatre, which often finds its way into her books.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Accent Press Ltd (28 May 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 342 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1908192046
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1908192042
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 1.91 x 17.78 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 168 ratings

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Lesley started writing almost as soon as she could read, and filled many Woolworth's exercise books with pony stories until she was old enough to go out with boys. Since she's been grown up, following a varied career as a model, air stewardess, actor and disc jockey, she's written short fiction and features for a variety of magazines, achieved an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales, taught writing for both Kent Adult Education and the WEA and edited the first Sexy Shorts collection of short stories from Accent Press in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. The Libby Sarjeant series is published by Headline, who also publish The Alexandrians, an Edwardian mystery series. She is also the author of several pantomimes, a book on How To Write a pantomime and a Music Hall musical. She has also written romances under the name Rosina Lesley.

She has four grown up children, two grandchildren two cats and lives on the Kent coast of England.

Lesley is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers' Association.

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