Debut novel released by Sleaford director

Author Joseph Kiel debuts novel Dark Harbour
Author Joseph Kiel debuts novel Dark Harbour

Sleaford film maker Richard Dutton has released his debut novel ‘Dark Harbour’

Written under his penname Joseph Kiel, the book tells the story of college friends who become embroiled in a vigilante organisation in an English seaside town.

Richard started working on the novel after he wrote the script for Shadows of a Stranger starring Colin Baker and Colin McFarlane.

Richard said: “This book is actually something I’ve worked on for some time, and when I was making the film it had to take a back seat. But with the film out the way I decided to get on and complete it, and I also have a follow up novel planned for next year.”

Richard has always been fascinated by coastal towns and said: “I’ve always found that coastal towns like Skegness, Whitby and Hunstanton have a certain allure and mystery to them, so the setting is something of cross between all these places.”

Richard added: “Plus there are certainly a few references to my home town of Sleaford that local readers will get. In fact Sleaford even has a little mention on the opening page.”

From Thursday (tomorrow) to Monday, download the eBook for free. Search Dark Harbour: The Tale of the Soul Searcher on Amazon, or alternatively head to Sleaford Library and pick up your copy now.