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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143799757
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99
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Grand Slam


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Hilariously funny, fast-paced and entertaining, Grand Slam is an irresistible summer read.

Erica Jewell can't worry about hunky hired gun, Jack Jones, and his commitment-phobic ways. She's flat out managing Dega Oil's sponsorship of the Australian Open tennis, and doing a pretty good job of it. That is until a devastating oil rig explosion sends Dega's reputation and share price plummeting.

Public outrage over the incident upsets Emilio Méndez – the tournament's biggest drawcard – and he wants to cut ties with Dega. When Erica is sent to calm him, Emilio becomes convinced he can't win without her. He demands she stay close and the media misinterprets their relationship, much to Jack's irritation. Meanwhile, danger lurks, threatening Emilio and Erica, and she must race against time to discover: who's trying to kill them and why?

From the elite inner sanctum of the Australian Open to the packed halls of Chadstone Shopping Centre, can Australia's favourite accidental heroine save Emilio, her job and her so-called relationship with Jack Jones?
Praise for Kathryn Ledson

'Fans of Stephanie Plum rejoice. There's a new undercover angel in town.' Marie Claire

'Ledson captivates her readers with characters that are memorable and real and refreshingly Australian. Reading her novel is akin to chatting to a very likeable friend.' West Australian

'Funny and thrilling.' Cleo

'A fun, lighthearted read, filled with gripping action and adventure . . . let's hope there's plenty more to come.' Woman's Day

  • Pub date: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143799757
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Kathryn Ledson

Melbourne-based Kathryn Ledson has worked as a PA in the corporate world, for Hayman Island's PR team, and as Peter Ustinov's PA during his Australian tour. She has also been on the road with rock bands Dire Straits and AC/DC. She now works as a freelance editor, but her passion is writing popular fiction.


Praise for Grand Slam

“Praise for Kathryn Ledson:”

“A rollicking tale of adventure ... fun, fast-paced, and has all the elements I look for in mass-market romantic fiction.”

Bookseller&Publisher

“If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, you'll love this new heroine Erica Jewell from Melbourne author Ledson. In this debut ... the heroine becomes involved with a team of vigilantes, with hilarious results.”

Sunday Telegraph

“Fans of Stephanie Plum rejoice. There's a new undercover angel in town.”

Marie Claire

“Blends romantic escapism and adventure. Ledson captivates her readers with characters that are memorable and real and refreshingly Australian. Reading her novel is akin to chatting to a very likeable friend.”

West Australian

“Sexual tension and a thrilling ride.”

Daily Telegraph

“'A dramatic, suspenseful and uproariously funny read, lead by a heroine that is as hapless as she is endearing. Bravo, Ms Ledson, on a brilliant piece of truly funny Aussie romantic suspense.'”

Booktopia

“'Funny and thrilling' ”

Cleo

“'This lively tale provides a good mixture of romantic escapism and thrills that is sure to appeal to fans of Stephanie Plum.' ”

Canberra Times

“'A witty, action-packed debut novel ... a really fun Australian mystery with a loveable heroine and a mysterious hero.' ”

Australian Bookshelf

“Delightfully funny, light-hearted and fast-paced ... Move over Stephanie Plum – Erica Jewell is in the house!”

Book Muster Down Under

“Funny, sexy, fast paced and a great read.”

Sisters in Crime

“A terrific first novel that women everywhere are going to find hard not to love ... an irresistibly entertaining read. Kathryn Ledson is indeed a real, rare and rather polished diamond.”

Australian Women Online

“A rollicking tale with fabulous characters, lots of laughs and an exciting plot. A new star on the rise in Australian romantic fiction!”

Shesaid.com.au

“A likeable heroine . . . With a truly Australian voice. This is a fun, lighthearted read, filled with gripping action and adventure . . . let's hope there's plenty more to come.”

Woman's Day

“A fast moving plot, engaging characters and a large dollop of romantic suspense. Easy reading for the beach or pool.”

The Age

“If you don't have an allergy to anything slightly madcap then Monkey Business definitely delivers on the fun”

Australian Crime

“This is Ledson at her best – and she's hit her stride with this funny, romantic tongue-in-cheek Aussie take on what's known as crime fiction-light, in the mould of Janet Evanovich and her likeable heroine, Stephanie Plum.”

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

“Erica Jewell is great fun, Australia's answer to Stephanie Plum, solving crimes, getting into trouble, being sassy and generally causing havoc. Her latest adventure is the perfect January read, set, as it is, against the background of the Australian Open tennis tournament . . .There's plenty of laughs, great characters, and still enough intrigue to keep you guessing.”

Sunday Canberra Times

“A funny and skilfully written beach-read blend of chick lit, comedy and crime.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“An accomplished read, with no sharp edges and a plot that grabs the attention. Jewell is a gem of a heroine and the story never descends into tweeness. And Ledson's dry, jokey style is a pleasure.”

West Australian

“If you like your crime fiction on the light side, with a liberal sprinkling of romance and set locally (in Melbourne), then this novel delivers.”

Sunday Age


Awards & Recognition

  • Sisters in Crime Davitt Award

    Longlisted • 2017 • Best crime


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Q&A
Kathryn Ledson interviews Australia’s favourite accidental heroine, Erica Jewell.

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