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  • Submitted: 23rd January 2017

We do love a good map here at the BookTrail and today is turning out to be Map Monday! We’re championing Cleo Bannister from Cleo Loves Books and her literary travels is by co-hosting the literary travels of writers and bloggers everywhere with this mega crime fiction map of the UK! #BookOnTheMap encourages authors and bloggers alike to read a crime book with a setting that stands out for them and highlighting it for others to visit!

The first author/blogger collaboration will be live on February 4th – but we couldn’t wait to share a few with you before that so a few books already mentioned on Cleo’s post here have been mapped in readiness for literary travellers everywhere….

This map is going to grow very quickly – we have many books and trails in reserve but when it gets bigger you’re going to have the ultimate crime fiction map of the UK so you can really see a city through the eyes of someone who may well chill and scare you in a book.

Take Kate Hamer’s book The Doll Funeral – set in the Forest of Dean – where the trees are spindly and take on almost human form…..

Or Nottingham where Rebecca Bradley tells us there are bad things and things made to be broken?

And no map of the UK would be complete without Peter James and his dubious characters in Brighton


Think of Northumberland and don’t you think of Ann Cleeves and Vera? She’s only gone and been awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger – read about it here

Edinburgh – well it’s Ian Rankin and Rebus isn’t it?

And that’s just the start!


Keep your eyes peeled, your noses in a book and let’s #BookOnTheMap  –@cleo_bannister    @thebooktrailer

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