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Seychelles: novel destination for a murder mystery

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture  Mar 10, 2016

Set on the beautiful island of Mahé, Journey to Death is the first title in Leigh Russell's new Lucy Hall series, published by Thomas and Mercer. Leigh Russell writes the internationally-bestselling Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson series for No Exit Press.

L-R: Tinaz Wadia – Manager for the Seychelles Tourist Board's London Office, Leigh Russell the Author of Journey to Death, The Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture – Alain St.Ange, and Eloise Vidot Marketing Executive at the Seychelles Tourism Board, London

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, was in the UK on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, as a guest of honor to attend the book launch of Leigh Russell’s new Lucy Hall series set in the Seychelles at the Sherlock Holmes Hotel in Baker Street in the company of other mystery writers and publishing houses. In attendance at the event, were members of the Seychelles Tourism Board's London Office – Marketing Executive – Eloise Vidot and Manager –Tinaz Wadia, and the Seychelles Tourism Ambassador in London, Georgina Dhillon.

Her titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, including #1 on Kindle. Leigh's work has been nominated for major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library. Her series are in development for television with Avalon Television Ltd.

In Journey to Death, Lucy Hall arrives in the Seychelles determined to leave her worries behind. The tropical paradise is sun-soaked and picture-perfect, but Lucy discovers a deadly secret lurking in the islands’ history, buried deep but not forgotten. As black clouds begin to gather over what promised to be an idyllic holiday, Lucy realizes that her father stands in the eye of the coming storm. A shadow from his past is threatening to destroy all that he holds dear - including the lives of his loved ones.

Leigh Russell in conjunction with the Seychelles Tourist Office in London ran a competition prior to the launch of the book. The prize winner won a Coco De Mer and a beautifully-carved box containing two bottles of Takamaka Bay rum during the launch ceremony. The Minister also presented the author with a book from the Seychelles during the event.

Speaking at the event, the Minister said: “It is a honor to have the Seychelles as backdrop for the book, and we are delighted that The Times had recently described the book as 'one of the best titles hitting the shelves,' and readers posting comments like this: 'The setting in Seychelles was gorgeous and makes me want to go there, in fact it’s now on my list of places to visit.' I hope that this book will inspire more readers to travel to the Seychelles.”

The book is currently available for sale on Amazon. For further information on Leigh Russell, click here.

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) . For more information on Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange, click here.

Seychelles: novel destination for a murder mystery
The Minister and the author Leigh Russell.

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