World of hat making is star of crime novel

Pupils from Cliffdale Primary Academy

WATCH: Prominent city figures unite for charity sign language music video

Have your say

A WRITER has produced a crime novel with an unusual twist.

Dawn Nelson, from Hambledon, has had her first novelette published, Hats Off To Murder.

It is based in the world of hat making, in what Dawn calls ‘cosy crime fiction.’

It is the first in a planned series of Blake Hetherington mysteries.

Dawn, 35, said: ‘I’ve always loved writing. My introduction to murder came from Agatha Christie. Her inquisitive Miss Marple, of St Mary Mead, and very Belgian Poirot, with his “little grey cells”, captured my imagination from an early age.

‘When I was younger I had any number of notebooks full of stories and facts about nature, science and the world around me. More than anything I love people and they often inspire me to write.’

Hats Off To Murder is currently available through Amazon priced at £1.53 in e-book form.

It can be read on Kindle, and through apps for android, PC, iPhone, iPad, and Mac, which allow you to read Kindle.