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Take a tour of the murder mystery sites of Somerset

Use the interactive map below to discover the places that inspired the Exham on Sea and Ham Hill mysteries.

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Low Lighthouse Dunster Castle Glastonbury Tor Wells Cathedral Gallox Bridge Clifton Suspension Bridge Somerset Levels Ham Hill Wincanton Racecourse Cleeve Abbey

Low Lighthouse

The Exham on Sea stories began when I looked at the Low Lighthouse on Burnham on Sea beach and thought, 'What if I found a body there?'

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Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle stands high in Exmoor, looking out over the Bristol Channel. Allow plenty of time to visit as it's crammed with history.
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Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor, the centre of myths and legends, rises from the Somerset Levels. Climb up to see Somerset laid out before your eyes.
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Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, in the smallest city in England, is full of beautiful masonry - and an ancient chained library.
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Gallox Bridge

Gallox Bridge (a corruption of Gallows Bridge) is a picturesque stone bridge in Exmoor National Park.
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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Bristol Channel at the northernmost part of Somerset.

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Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels support so many wild birds, including short-term visitors, that they are a magnet for birdwatchers.
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Ham Hill

Lower Hembrow is a fictional village in Somerset, near to the (real) Ham Hill, where Imogen and Adam, the detectives in the Ham Hill Mysteries, live.

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Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse features in A Racing Murder, out soon.

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Cleeve Abbey

Cleeve Abbey is at the heart of Murder at the Abbey, due for release in November 2021


From the ancient village of Dunster, in the heart of wild and mysterious Exmoor, to the miles of sand and the wooden Low Lighthouse on Burnham-on-Sea beach (the template for the fictional Exham) no two places in Somerset are the same.

These are the locations that inspired my books. When you come to Somerset, why not stop a while and tour the sites of the Exham on Sea and Ham Hill mysteries?

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