Backstory – The Fact behind the Fiction


Deep Down in Dover

Deep beneath Dover Castle lies a hidden secret complex. Known by its codename 'DUMPY' (DEEP UNDERGROUND MILITARY PROJECT YELLOW)this establishment was set up at the height of the Cold War in 1962, to house members of Regional Government in the event of a nuclear strike by the Soviet Union. The complex operated for the next 22 years finally closing in 1984 due to upgrades costing too much. Regional Government positions were re-accommodated in the National bunker at Kelvedon Hatch. In the next Alex Swan Mystery novel, the SID men will be descending down to the bunker to question a high-ranking suspect in their investigation into the murder of an RAF officer.

Island of Fear will be published in January 2019