Jessie: In NH until I fix the furnace at the house in Maine!
Recently I had the extraordinary privilege of visitng the U.K. in the company of one of my beloved children. My son had spent the semester studying abroad in Scotland and had invited me to come to visit just as his school year was coming to an end. I love to visit with my son, I love to travel and I have a special place in my heart for the United Kingdom so I jumped at the chance. The opportunity to visit was especially welcome as I have a new series set in England releasing on Halloween. The entire trip was a wonderful research opportunity!
My son surprised me entirely by researching a day trip form Oxford to Thame, the village where many episodes of Midsomer Murders have been filmed. We spent a wonderful morning touring the same streets both Inspectors Barnaby have wandered. If you would like to take a tour yourself check out VisitMidsomer.com!
We also spent three days in Oxford exploring the territory familiar to Insector Morse, his younger self Endavour as well as his successor Inspector Lewis. We even enjoyed a pint or two at The White Horse, Morse’s favorite pub. The pub had the added distinction of being right near the Bodleian! A booklover’s paradise!
I thought I would share some photos with you of my trip, especially those things that set a mystery lover’s heart aglow!
Many readers of mystery fiction seem to be fans of television mysteries as well so I am sure many of you can relate to my enthusiam for the Oxford of Morse and Endeavour and the village of Thame, Oxfordshire of Misdomer Murders fame! Enjoy!
Readers, have you ever taken a literary journey? Have you ever visited places filmed for a favorite mystery program? If not, where would you go if you could go anywhere with a mystery theme?