London venue for local author’s debut story

Mark Jackson.
Mark Jackson.

An adventure story, written by a Fraserburgh-based writer will soon go on sale at the Tower of London.

‘The Revenge of Colonel Blood’ is the debut novel by local writer Mark Jackson. It also features the talents of Fraserburgh Jazz singer and artist Mary May, who designed the cover for the book.

The book was published last year and launched at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen.

The story is set in 1925, when the Crown Jewels are stolen from the Tower of London. Three Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) and a Chelsea Pensioner set off in pursuit of the thieves.

It is an all-action detective story that has proved popular across the north east of Scotland, especially since one of the heroes in the book is a former Gordon Highlander.

Author Mark Jackson said: “It is fantastic news that this story will soon be available at the Tower of London shop. Since part of the story is set there, it seems wholly appropriate and I am very pleased to have this opportunity.

“The support in the North East has been tremendous and my hope is that it will now be introduced to a whole new raft of readers – visitors to the Tower of London.

“Mary’s cover is superb, very eye-catching, and it was great working with her on this book.”

The book is available locally at Dygas, Stephens, Partridges and at Fraserburgh Heritage Centre. It is also already available as an ebook on Lobo, Nook, Kindle and iBooks.