Edinburgh: The Setting for Hunter's Chase by Val Penny
Writing Hunter's Chase was an exciting challenge. The paperback and eBooks are available on Amazon published by SpellBound Books Ltd. Now it is available on audiobook too. I am thrilled about that. But let me start at the beginning, because before I could even create the story, first I had to choose a setting for my novel.
I am often asked why I set the DI Hunter Wilson Crime Thrillers in Edinburgh. In fact, originally, I toyed with the idea of creating an imaginary town for Hunter to inhabit, as Peter Robinson has done with DCI Alan Banks and the town of Eastdale in Yorkshire. However, after much consideration, I decided there was no more beautiful setting than Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland in which to set Hunter's Chase. Edinburgh is also a small city, of only 500,000 people and it is cosmopolitan and had everything I needed as a set for the plot.
The story is set in late 2012, shortly before the Police Forces in Scotland were united into one national force. Hunter and his team are based in the Headquarters of the Lothian and Borders Police Force at Fettes, in the north-west of Edinburgh.
Much of the action in the story, Hunter's Chase, takes part in and around the south-west of the city. DC Tim Myerscough lives there with his girlfriend, Lady Sophie Dalmore, in a first-floor flat at the edge of Tollcross and Bruntsfield, while his father Sir Peter Myerscough has a house at East Steils on the outskirts of Morningside.
The young lovers, Annie and Frankie do not live together. Annie lives at home with her family in Steele's Place near the Morningside Clock. Her father, Joe, frequents a local pub, Bennett's Bar. Annie and Frankie often walk through the beautiful area of parkland known as the Hermitage of Braid to meet each other, as Frankie lives with his parents in Liberton.
However, the principal character, DI Hunter Wilson, following his divorce has moved to a second floor flat on the east side of the city, at Easter Road. He enjoys the company of the regulars he knows in his local pub, the Persevere Bar.
I hope those of you who are familiar with Edinburgh will enjoy exploring it again with Hunter Wilson in Hunter's Chase and those of you who have not yet visited this historic and beautiful city will be persuaded to do so after reading the novel or listening to the audio version of the book, read by Sean Pia.
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