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2000s: Someone is setting fire to Sheffield

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Someone is setting fire to Sheffield. It starts with small things – dustbins and abandoned sheds – so people don’t notice at first. But the calling card is there if you look for it.

Soon the fires spread to offices, homes, people. The Firewatcher’s followers are growing and they have one particular blaze in mind – one that the police would do well to pay attention to.

But D/S Adam Tyler is distracted by a case, one that he is unknowingly connected to. And if he can’t discover the link between the fires and himself, he will burn – along with the entire city.

Travel Guide

Travel to Sheffield but take care of Firewatching

The City of Sheffield is loosely evoked in this novel. The main setting is the city as a whole, the police station and nearby Ladybower reservoir.

The characters live in the city or on the edge of the Peak District such as Gerald Cartwright. You get a real sense of the space between places in the countryside contrasted with the claustrophobic sense of the city. Fires burning everywhere …

Death in the peak district, a copper sleeping with someone involved in the case and a body buried inside a wall of a house…Welcome to Sheffield and the Peak District!

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Firewatching

Destination: Sheffield    Author/guide:   Russ Thomas Departure Time: 1990s

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