The counties of the south coast of England.

Posted: February 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Channel Noir map

Please see the ‘About’ page for the inspiration behind South Coast Crime Writers.

Readers and writers are invited to suggest authors for inclusion. If you know of a crime writer who is not mentioned here under the county that they set their crime novel(s) in, please feel free to provide details as a comment on this page. The more the merrier!


  1. patismith says:

    This is an excellent idea, and should take off. It will make crime fiction authors more accessible, and save readers of crime fiction having to trawl. It has already proved useful to me, as I had never heard of some of the authors. I will now look them up.

  2. says:


    This is a brilliant idea but I suspect you’ve given yourself a bit of work building and maintaining the site.

    For each book mentioned it would be good to have links to locations mentioned in them… and links on the maps to photos etc of the locations… it’s not much of an ask is it?


    Jim R

    • olivertidy says:

      You are so right. I had no idea there was so much out there. But I’m looking forward to slowly working on it.
      Your idea for links to the geography and details of locations is great but…:-(
      Best wishes.

  3. Jim_R says:

    This is not directed at any particular author but a common mistake in police procedural books is confusing the term Burglary with the term Robbery.

    Burglary = A person is guilty of burglary if—
    (a) he enters any building or part of a building as a trespasser and with intent to commit any such offence as is mentioned in subsection (2); or
    (b) having entered any building or part of a building as a trespasser he steals or attempts to steal anything in the building or that part of it or inflicts or attempts to inflict on any person therein any grievous bodily harm.
    Robbery = A person is guilty of robbery if he steals, and immediately before or at the time of doing so, and in order to do so, he uses force on any person or puts or seeks to put any person in fear of being then and there subjected to force.

    Love & kisses 🙂


  4. Jim Richards says:


    Can I be first to have an entry on the Dorset page with the following?

    The Private Patient (an Adam Dalgliesh mystery by P.D. James)
    When notorious investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn booked into an exclusive clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring facial scar, she had every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, followed by a week’s peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset’s most beautiful manor houses and the beginning of a new life. She was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive. Dalgliesh and his team are swiftly called in when a second death occurs, the situation raises an even more complicated problem than the question of innocence or guilt.



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