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First time author pens crime thriller set in Kidderminster
6:30am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
Buy this photo » First novel: Author Gavin Jones has penned a crime thriller set in Kidderminster.
KIDDERMINSTER has been chosen as the setting for a first time author’s “dark and bleak” crime thriller.
Gavin Jones’ novel, Three Bullets, is the first in a series following the fictional detective inspector Patrick Rhodes.
Mr Jones, of Kidderminster, will also be donating 10 per cent of his profits to Kemp Hospice.
The 35-year-old said: “They always say write what you know, Kidderminster just seemed a good place to set it. There are a lot of landmarks and people you can get characters from. I don’t think I’ve put Kidderminster in a bad light.
“It starts off with an attack in Kidderminster train station and it goes through about five or six suspects that could have carried it out. It’s dark and bleak.”
The story follows detective inspector Patrick Rhodes who is assigned to the case of Abbie Flynn, a young girl brutally attacked at Kidderminster train station.
Inspector Rhodes can find a no more fitting suspect than Daniel Stone and as both men become increasingly immersed in the Flynn case, and gradually uncover the truth, they find themselves equally controlled by private demons that threaten to consume their every waking moment.
Mr Jones added: “One of the suspects is given a way out by having a gun with three bullets, he can use them any way he wants and he won’t get caught but there is always a down side to it.”
The father-of-three said he had always enjoyed writing and recently took a creative writing course at Worcester University to improve his skills.
Mr Jones, who works at Forest Garden in Hartlebury, added: “Kemp Hospice is a local charity and I’ve done the Santa Run a few times to raise money for them.
“I’ve written the book because I enjoy writing - not to make money, so I’m happy to give something to people who need the money more than myself.”
Mr Jones is already 40,000 words into a sequel and has a children’s book written and ready to go.
Three Bullets will be released on November 30. Visit facebook.com/GavinJonesAuthor for more information.
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