Dorset Proves Inspirational To Writers
10:16am 24th April 2013
It seems the producers of hit drama Broadchurch aren't the only ones using sleepy Dorset as the location to set their crime thrillers.
Local author Andrew Towning has been using the County as the backdrop for his novels for years and his latest book is no exception.
He's penned 4 adventure thrillers so far that revolve around a unruly former army intelligence officer called Jake Dillon. He gets sent on assignments that Andrew says MI5 and MI6 don't want to handle; "He's an efficient, likeable character who just gets the job done".
Andrew told us he's always had an interest in espionage and spy's; "The inspiration comes from everyday life. For many years I've been into espionage since the cold war through to terrorism in the present day. Whenever you look at an area you get an underbelly of criminality, so I just pick up on things".
"Dorset is a fascinating area steeped in history. We've had smugglers and all sorts of things going on off the coast it really is an inspirational county and that's where I gather my material".
Andrews's books are called The Constantine Legacy, Dead Men Don't Bite, Shroud of Concealment, and the Chimera Code and he's currently working on his 5th novel.
You can find out more about Andrew and his work here online.