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  • Location: Essex, Colchester 

The Winter Visitor

The Winter Visitor

Why a Booktrail?

1991: Essex in February. Cold enough to catch your death.

  • ISBN: 978-1529431735
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

The weather is biting cold. Everyone would rather be somewhere warmer, which is why it’s a big surprise when a wanted drug smuggler, Bruce Hopkins, risks a return to his old haunts in Colchester after a decade long exile on the Costa del Sol. Lured back by a letter from the wife Hopkins left behind, no one is more surprised than him when he finds himself abducted and stripped bare only to be sent to a watery grave in the boot of a stolen Ford Sierra. The police wonder if it could be retaliation from a Spanish gang, sending a warning to their English counterparts?

DS Daniel Kenton is teamed up with the unorthodox DS Brazier to investigate a crime wave which takes in not only the murder of an expat dope smuggler, but a sophisticated arson attack on a Norman church and the unexpected suicide of an ageing florist. Could there possibly be a thread that connects them?

Travel Guide


Plenty of places to visit with this read! You might not want to see a burning church or crime scenes in real life but there are plenty of villages and hamlets to enjoy. Essex gets a lovely nod with plenty of scenes highlighting roads, villages and sights around the region. Colchester is the main setting and it’s really evoked nicely with the creeks and country lanes getting a nice nod.

Good story with criminally good booktrailing potential!

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Winter Visitor

Destination:  Essex, Colchester   Author/Guide: James Henry  Departure Time: 1991

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