Barrington Bay has such lovely alliteration, doesn’t it? Well, truth be told, my little harbor village did not actually start out this way. For the first draft of The Stars Prevail, Remy, Paul, and the other residents went about their lives in 'Hutton Cove' rather than 'Barrington Bay'. Reading multiple titles from the cozy mystery genre, however, convinced me that I needed to swap out the town's title for something a little more...original. I eventually selected the new name to honor prolific composer Barrington Pheloung who has written multiple movie tracks and crafted music for the tightly written and beautifully photographed Inspector Morse/Lewis/Endeavor television series inspired by the works of Colin Dexter. You can listen to the haunting theme from Inspector Morse while viewing some of the noteworthy Oxford spires in the video posted below.
This blog is where I post my inspirations for each book in the Barrington Bay series as well as behind-the-scenes tips, pics, and other tidbits. Feel free to click 'Read More' for in-depth posts.