So have I mentioned I’m writing a new cozy mystery series set in the Isles of Scilly? It’s called A Death At Seascape House, and it will debut on April 27th. (If you’re interested, you can view the description and even preorder it here.)
There’s so much to learn about the Isles of Scilly. I’d never try to do it one post, or even ten. But here’s a few fast facts you might not know:
The Isles of Scilly are located in Great Britain.
They are possibly one of its best-kept secrets. A land of subtropical beauty, white sand beaches, and turquoise bays–not exactly the first thing you imagine when you think of Britain, eh?
Cornwall is only a couple of hours away.
Ceremonially, this region is part of Cornwall, which I write about in the Dr. Bones cozy mystery series. But these days the Isles of Scilly is a self-administering unit. It could be considered Britain’s smallest county, according to Paddy Dillon, author of Walking in the Isles of Scilly.
There’s a tantalizing pirate connection.
Over the centuries, the Isles of Scilly were frequently a haven for pirates. According to many sources, including Bag O’Rags in Penzance Bay, 112 pirates were once beheaded there in a single day in the year 1209.
More facts, beautiful photos, and teasers about A Death At Seascape House (Jem Jago Mysteries #1) coming soon!