FIRST time author has set his novel in Somerset.

Jason Minick, author of Arcam, loves Somerset and despite living in North Wiltshire, adores his second home in St Audries Bay, near Watchet.

In the book, a London-based detective, called Chief Inspector Robson is called to lead an investigation in Somerset. The book begins as a baffling kidnapping mystery but leads to a conspiracy which threatens to alter the course of humanity.

Jason said: “Arcam is set in North Somerset. The island of Steep Holm represents a significant location in the story. But the book is mainly set around the Quantocks and North Somerset including areas such as, Porlock, St Audries, Kilve, Hinkley Point, Taunton and Williton.

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“The fictional CID team are Taunton based, however, during the story the investigation team set up temporary headquarters at St Audries village hall to be closer to the crime-scenes.I chose to set the book in this area simply because I love it - it is something of a haven for my family and me. We live in North Wiltshire, but we have owned a holiday home at St Audries bay for some years and the area is our second home.

“There is no doubt that the setting for the book represents the area that finally provided me with the inspiration.”

In the future, Jason is planning to publish his second DCI Robson book, also based in the same area.

He is hoping to release this in September this year.

To find out more, please visit www.jasonminick.com