The half-naked body of a Three Peaks challenge walker is discovered below England’s highest mountain …and one of the mountain rescue team happens to be a former investigative journalist, who’s determined to find out what happened to “the body in the bog”.
That’s the plot of a new crime novel set in the Lake District, and appropriately the launch of the book will be at the headquarters of the Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team.
Andrew Bibby , the novelist, is a journalist, writer and fellrunner who has spent some time with mountain rescue teams learning about how they work. And he’s donating a percentage of all his sales fees from In the Cold of the Night to the Langdale and Ambleside MRT.
The publishers (Gritstone Publishing) are also reissuing Bibby’s previous Lakeland crime novel in a companion volume to In the Cold. The Bad Step, another murder story set this time above the Langdale valley on the mountain ridge called the Crinkle Crags, has to date been available only on Kindle.
Bibby will be there to meet crime fans and mountain rescue supporters on Thursday November 10 at 11am , to tell how he researched the story, and to launch a challenge for walkers who might want to look for clues in the fells.
Visitors will be able to meet some of the members of the team and look around their operations base, as well as meeting the author, to find out how “Richard Meade” met his death. One clue in advance: the body was found as a notoriously boggy spot on the route of the Wasdale fell race known as Pots of Ashness.
Andrew Bibby is a professional writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent and other national papers. He is the author of several non-fiction books about northern England landscapes, including the walking guide The Backbone of England. He’s a fell runner and has completed many of the classic Lakeland fell races, and the Joss Naylor challenge.
The event is at the LAMRT base, Thursday November 10 at 11am
1 Old Lake Rd, Ambleside LA22 0DN
PLEASE USE THE PAY AND DISPLAY CAR PARK NEXT DOOR. THE PARKING SPACES OUTSIDE THE BASE ARE NEEDED FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES