Leigh Turner Seven Hotel Stories

A beautiful new cover for “Seven Hotel Stories”

Leigh Turner
Leigh Turner

The situation is desperate. Sometimes that is good. I stretch up towards the man with the hairy, shapely legs and kiss him gently on the lips. Then I reach under his skirt with my good hand.

Underneath the skirt, the situation is as I have expected. ‘I need your help,’ I say.

This excerpt from Britches, the first of my Hotel Stories, where narrator Tatiana uses her persuasive powers on a Scottish gentleman, is an early sign of her initiative and fearlessness as she tries to help Ms N, the hero of the stories.

A beautiful new cover

I am terrifically fond of Seven Hotel Stories. Other people seem to like them, too. But a few readers said they didn’t like the cover of the first edition.

I am currently amending all my books to show the author as Leigh Turner, rather than my old pseudonym Robert Pimm. This is possible because I have retired and there is no risk of my books “bringing the Foreign Office into disrepute”. Not that there ever was, in my opinion – quite the contrary.

So, with the help of excellent designer Rebecca Barney, we have a new cover for Seven Hotel Stories:

Leigh Turner Seven Hotel Stories

The idea of the cover is to depict the glamour, the discretion and the mystery of Ms N, in her trademark black pearls. You will observe lift doors closing. This is a reference to the story The Swedish Woman, where the story revolves, in part, around a man found dead in an elevator. I hope you like the new cover. I’d be delighted if anyone who has not read Seven Hotel Stories would like to have a look at the new edition, which is now available on Amazon as a paperback and an e-book. Enjoy!

Reviews most welcome

I’m also after reviews. Unfortunately, one of the penalties of a second edition is that all the dozens of reviews readers have written on Amazon have disappeared. So if you are one of the kind persons who reviewed the earlier version; or if you are simply a kind person, I would be enormously grateful if you would transfer across your old review; or write a new one – just a few words is enough. Otherwise it looks as if no-one much likes the book.

Thanks! And I hope Seven Hotel Stories continues to give you pleasure for years to come – including in its new incarnation.

All my books

With the addition of Seven Hotel Stories, I now have five books either published or in the works under my own name. You can read about all of them in my new books section.

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