Good Progress with the Next Sophie Allen Novel

March 27, 2023 0 By admin

Readers will be pleased to hear that I’m almost two-thirds of the way through the twelfth Sophie Allen novel. Sophie is now a chief superintendent and her “patch” stretches across the three counties of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset. This novel is based in the Watchet/Exmoor area of Somerset but I’ve managed to sneak in a link to Swanage in Dorset. Even though Barry Marsh doesn’t feature in any major way (he and Gwen are on honeymoon), there is a connection to his childhood when he lived on a farm in Purbeck. DCI Polly Nelson, Sophie’s number two in WeSCU, takes on the SIO role.

I hope to have it finished by early summer, so look for a publication date sometime in late-autumn.