Bembridge Windmill to mark 50th anniversary and it's one of the locations featured in my thriller In For The Kill

One of the Isle of Wight's best-loved historic landmarks, Bembridge Windmill, which is 300 years old, is marking its 50th anniversary in the care of the National Trust on Sunday June 19 with a special community day. 

Bembridge is the home of Alex Albury, the protagonist in my thriller In For The Kill and in the opening chapters you will find Alex stretching his legs on the walk from the windmill across the RSPB nature reserve and into Brading after being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit. There he meets Deeta, who features in the thriller and without wanting to give anything away there is a scene in the novel reminiscent of the one with Cary Grant in North by North West (a great Hitchock film)  where Alex is forced to run for his life to where the Windmill stands.

In For The Kill is a compelling, gripping tale of what happens to one man when someone steals his identity.

Alex Albury, newly released from Camp Hill Prison on the Isle of Wight, is intent on finding the man who framed him for fraud and embezzlement and wrecked his life . All he knows is his name: James Andover. But who is he? Where is he? Alex embarks on his quest to track down Andover, but with the trail cold he is frustrated at every turn. Worse, he finds himself under suspicion by the police. The pressure is on and Alex has to unearth the answers and quick. But time is running out. For Alex the future looks bleak and soon he is left with the option - to kill or be killed...

To get back to Bembridge Windmill... It was given to the National Trust in December 1961 by its then owner, Mrs Edward Smith, of Mill Farm.  Although no longer in working order, the trust plans to turn the sails of the windmill several times during the day so visitors can see some of the intricate mechanics of the windmill as they move.

You can read more on the Isle of Wight County Press web site or on the National Trust web site.

The mill last ran in 1913 and was used as a guard post in the Second World War.

To read more about the thriller In For The Kill visit my web site where you can read the prologue, listen to me reading the prologue, read some review and click to watch an interview with me talking to Rachel Harvey-Jones about In For The Kill.


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