Lesley Ann Sharrock

Lesley (aka Lesley Walsh) was a freelance writer whose work appeared in numerous UK magazines over several years, including Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. She later teamed up with her editor partner to run their own London-based magazine publishing company Moondance Media until 2008.

She moved to Spain, where she began writing novels, and working as a publicist for a charitable organization that helps fund shelters for victims of domestic violence.

Her first novel, THE SEVENTH MAGPIE, was published in the USA in 2012.

She then changed genre and, as Lesley Welsh, her first crime novel TRUTH LIES BURIED was published to great acclaim by Thomas & Mercer in June 2016.

Lesley went on to write THE SERIAL KILLER’S DAUGHTER, which was published by Bookouture in June 2017. At her untimely death, Lesley had just completed a further novel, IN THE BLOOD, which was published by Bloodhound Books in 2018.