Now that I’m in the middle of preparing my books for publication, there’s no better time to get inspiration for my next two – and that was an excellent excuse to visit one of my old haunts on the east coast: Whitby.
When we lived in Middlesbrough, I used to love going there for the day. If you’ve never been, I can thoroughly recommend it – provided you pick your moment. On a sunny summer’s day, the queues go all the way back to Guisborough.
For its size, Whitby offers more atmosphere than any other town in England, I reckon. This is a fairly typical view (click to enlarge):
It does also boast England’s best fish & chip shop (2014 winner: The Quayside) and many, many excellent pubs.
It’s going to be a while before the next two books come out (I have to write them first …) but I’ve already chosen the titles:
For the next Tom Morton book: Port in a Storm.
For the first Casebook of Dr Conrad Clarke: The Thirteenth Witch.