A murder mystery set in a regional newsroom forms the basis for a former regional editor’s latest novel.
David Scott’s fifth book Murder on the Herald Express follows fictional editor Dick Chinnery as he manages a group of newspapers his company has just bought.
Dick finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue involving the police and MI5 when a murderer strikes. He and his wife Mary fear they may be the next victims in a newspaper office where nothing is as it seems.
Although possibly inspired by the name of Torquay’s daily-turned-weekly title, the fictional Herald Express is actually based in Cornwall.
He says the book will bring back memories of happy days for the regional newspaper industry when advertising revenues and profits soared.
Said David: “I was fortunate enough to be part of an exciting and fun time as an editor in the 1980s. I worked with some genuine characters.”
Murder on the Herald Express is now available as a paperback or for Kindle users from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Ingrams.