Fleet Street Journalist & Putney Resident Geri Hosier Turns Her Pen To A Novel

Win a signed copy of the fast-moving novel 'Hacked'


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Then email editor@putneysw15.com before noon on Wednesday 20th November your answer to:
Q: Who is Liv Paxton's best friend?
Please put Hacked in the email subject field.

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Liv Paxton, whip-crack smart, earthy, funny, and newly promoted to run London’s biggest murder squad, is hunting the men who murdered the reporter at the very heart of the celebrity hacking scandal. Her best friend, glamorous and cynical newspaper boss Louise Brighouse, reckons half the people in her contacts book had motive! But as the killers claim another victim, Liv discovers the dead man had been tortured, and by professional interrogators, before he died. 

What secret story was so dangerous that it cost him his life? Liv quickly finds herself up against powerful and implacable enemies - on both sides of the law. She finds her own life on the line as she peels back the layers of deceit and treachery to unveil the most terrifying criminal conspiracy London has ever seen.

Geri, pictured above, who worked for the Daily Mail, News of the World and Sunday People before deciding to become a full-time novelist, said:
“I worked on some of the most sensational tabloid newspaper stories and rubbed shoulders with editors, private eyes, crime reporters and celebs, so I’ve put all that experience into my book. I’m writing the next one, as it’s going to be a series featuring my feisty detective Liv Paxton, whose fictional home is actually in Putney."

London-born Geri, who is married to local Thamesfield councillor Mike Ryder, has lived in Putney for 30 years. She told PutneySW15.com what she loves about living in Putney: "I love leafy Putney for the wonderful open feeling we get from the Commons and the closeness of the river. My favourite walk is along the Embankment past the rowing clubs to Hammersmith. On a summer's day with scullers, and sailing dinghies bobbing about it feels as laid back by the water as a holiday resort. I love the solid certainty of Victorian terraces in warm London brick and the bustle of the high street. And the restaurants! SO many. My favourite is the recently opened Putney Canteen, run by the ever-welcoming Hannah."

As Geri mentioned she is already writing the second novel in the series with plans for more! If you are not lucky enough to win a signed copy, her book is available from Amazon as an e-book for £3.08 or as a paperback for £6.99.

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November 7, 2013