Wednesday, 31 October 2012
SHOCKING NEW THRILLER SET IN THANET
A shocking new thriller set in the Isle of Thanet, East Kent paints a picture of vicious hate crime, poisonous politics and naked corruption.
Death In Thanet tells the story of private detective Jane Marks called in to investigate the death of a local councillor. She finds deadly danger lurking in the seaside locality.
Author Arlene Blower says her book is entirely fictional but based on her experiences after coming to live in Thanet three years ago.
I knew there was something in the air when someone told me Thanet actually means island of death, Blower says.
It really is an amazing area, Blower says, On the one hand its a very poor seaside area, with homeless people and ghettoes.
On the other hand you have people from London attracted by the hopes of regeneration, bargain property prices and the Turner Contemporary.
Mix in with all that a history of corruption and gangsters going back to the KrayTwins and you have in Thanet the perfect location for a modern day thriller.
The book is being serialised in Thanet Watch magazine, with the first instalment appearing in the November issue, and the book scheduled for publication in 2013
Thanet Watch publisher Norman Thomas says that hes really excited to be able to serialise Death In Thanet in the magazine.
Norman says: It really does give you a real feel for the seamier side of life on the Isle. I think it will shock some people but this is really how things are around here.
Thanet Watch will be on sale in newsagents from November 1st.