October 31, 2015
Murder mystery is set at Burnham-On-Sea low lighthouse

Burnham-On-Sea's iconic lighthouse features at the centre of a new murder mystery novel by a local author.

'Murder at the Lighthouse', a short murder mystery set in the fictional town of Exham on Sea, is the third novel by Burnham mystery writer Frances Evesham.

"The green fields, rolling hills and sandy beaches of the West Country provide the perfect setting for crime, intrigue and mystery," she says.

"The first short read in the series, the book introduces a cast of fictional characters, including Mandy the teenage Goth, Frank Wolf the baker at Wolf's the Bread and Detective Sergeant Joe Ramshore, Max's estranged son."

"Amateur female sleuth Libby Forest arrives in the small town after years in a disastrous marriage, to build a new life making cakes and chocolates in Exham on Sea. She finds a body under the lighthouse and discovers her own talent for solving mysteries, helped by Bear, an enormous Carpathian Sheepdog, and Fuzzy, an aloof marmalade cat."

"Everyone knows the dead woman under the lighthouse, but no one seems to know why she died. What brought the folk-rock star back to Exham on Sea after so many years? Who wanted her dead? Does the key to her murder lie in the town, or far away across the Atlantic?"

"Libby joins forces with secretive Max Ramshore and risks the wrath of the townspeople as she puts together the pieces of the jigsaw to solve the mystery of Susie Bennett's death."

She added: "Burnham's Low Lighthouse is unique, so what better place to find a body after a high spring tide, in a fun short murder mystery?"

All people and events in the story are fictional, but residents in Burnham may enjoy spotting local landmarks between the pages of the book. The book can be bought online at Amazon by clicking here.


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