Midsomer murder writer pens historical thriller featuring Bentalls and Tiffin School (From Surrey Comet)
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Midsomer murder writer pens historical thriller featuring Bentalls and Tiffin School
5:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
An author who left his hometown Surbiton to be a Devonshire farmer, a Yorkshire television writer and then an Irish crime writer has just published his second book in a historical thriller series, writes Aniqah Choudhri.
Michael Russell grew up in Ashcombe Avenue and went to Tiffin School in Kingston before leaving for a life on the land in 1978.
Since then he has written for shows like Eastenders, A Touch of Frost, Midsomer Murders and The Bill before writing his Stefan Gillespie series about a Detective Sergeant entangled in a network of murder, kidnap and terror on the eve of the Second World War.
The third book of the series will be set in his old haunt Kingston in the summer of 1940.
Michael Russell said: “A number of familiar landmarks will feature in the story, including the Marketplace, Tiffin School, Bentalls, and the old ferry that used to operate from the riverside at Surbiton across to Home Park.”
The City of Strangers, the second Stefan Gillespie novel, is out in paperback on November 7.
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