Saturday, May 9, 2009


Uriah Robinson's Crime Scraps blog recently ran a quiz in which readers had to name all 10 national parks in England - and nominate a crime novel set in each one. 

What a great idea. Dartmoor, of course, gives us 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (one of the earliest examples of 'rural noir'). The Yorkshire Dales belong to Peter Robinson ('Gallows View') and one of the most recent national parks, the New Forest, is the setting for Anne Granger's 'A Mortal Curiosity'. 

Oh, and I'm happy to say that there were no challengers for the UK's very first national park, the Peak District, where most readers who entered the quiz named 'Black Dog'. 

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