Retired journalist, freelance copywriter and copy editor Lesley Tither writes writes crime fiction, the Ted Darling Crime Series, under the name LM Krier.
The crime books are set in Lesley’s home-town, Stockport, on the edge of Greater Manchester. Books in the series: The First Time Ever, Baby’s Got Blue Eyes, Two Little Boys, When I’m Old and Grey, Shut Up and Drive, Only the Lonely, Wild Thing, Walk On By, Preacher Man, Cry for the Bad Man, Where the Girls Are, Down Down Down and The Cuckoo is a Pretty Bird.
All books are available in eBook and paperback format and the series prequel, The First Time Ever, is now available as an audiobook, read by Christopher Corcoran.
Lesley is a former journalist, working as both a criminal court and coroner’s court reporter. She also worked as a case tracker for the Crown Prosecution Service, and for a firm investigating irregularities in offshore finance. Her other jobs have included owning and running a holiday riding centre and acting as a ‘charity mugger’, lying in wait to sign up shoppers for a wildlife charity.
She secured her first major writing contract at the age of sixteen when she sold a television piece to a Hollywood production company, for what seemed at the time to be a fortune. Her newspaper editor father claimed it was more than he had ever been paid for a single piece of writing.
Her interests centre around nature and wildlife and encompass dogs, wild camping and organic gardening. She lives in the Auvergne region of Central France and holds dual French/British nationality. Her current dogs are two rescued border collies.
Writing as Tottie Limejuice, Lesley has published six books in the Sell the Pig memoir series: Sell the Pig, Is That Billing Lump?, Mother Was It Worth It? Biff the Useless Mention, Angling Bumateurs, and Trot On!
She also writes humorous travelogues as Tottie Limejuice: the Tottie’s Travels series: Hobbit House in Italy, Two Jills and a Tots, and Pride Comes Before a Bedbug. In addition she has produced a humorous look behind the scenes of novel writing, No Girl on this Train, jointly written with Kate Pill.
Lesley also writes children’s fiction, mystery/adventure, as L M Kay: The Dog with the Golden Eyes.