Schoolfrenz - The Shields Gazette Article

A representation of the centre pages article in the The Shields Gazette on January 4, 2006 by Janis Blower.

'I have always loved the location of Marsden Grotto  and ... I thought it would be the perfect place for the climax of Schoolfrenz.'
Marsden Grotto

ROCK ON ... "The Grotto - a popular haunt for holidaymakers lured by the secluded stony beach of Marsden Bay"

When author Ray Crowther was looking for a location for the climax of his latest book - a murder mystery involving old school friends - he needed to search no further than this atmospheric spot on South Tyneside's coast.

When author Ray Crowther was looking ...

Schoolfrenz Cover

WRITING ON THE WALL ... Schoolfrenz is Ray's third novel but the first set in the north east.

Ray Crowther

Ray Crowther, who has been a regular visitor to his wife's home town over the years.

Thriller full of truth and regretThriller full of truth and regret


Grotto Terrace

CLIFFHANGER ... the book's dramatic denouement takes place at Marsden

A novel approach to writing

A novel approach to writing