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READ LOCAL: New crime fiction set in Hemel Hempstead and Tring

 Published on: 23rd June 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A new crime fiction story set in Hemel Hempstead and Tring has been launched by author Dave Sivers.

67-year-old Dave Sivers, of Pitstone, talking about his new book, In Ink, said the two locations have a lot to offer to a crime novel.

Mr Sivers, who is also the author of Aylesbury-based Archer and Baines crime series, said: “I wanted the fun of creating new characters to be honest and I wanted a different location for these characters, I thought I know Hemel and Dacorum quite well as I used to live in Hemel before.

“I started thinking about it and I thought it could be a good opportunity to put Dacorum on the crime fiction map.”

The plot of the book reads: “A body is found outside a church in a small Hertfordshire town. Alastair Murdoch suffered before he died. But what really disturbs DI Nathan Quarrel is the Tarot card motif adorning the body: The Fool.

“Just 24 hours later, another body turns up. A different card, but from the same pack.

“Unless Quarrel can decipher the meaning behind the cards and the connection between the victims, more will follow in a twisted agenda of abduction, pain and death.”

Dave told HEMELnews he has been writing since the age of six and he never lost the love for stories or the love for creating stories.

He also contributed to a crime anthology which came out on June 10 called ‘Noir from the bar’ – from which all profits will be donated to the NHS.

You can find In Ink out on paperback and Kindle e-book. For more information about Dave, visit

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