Monthly Archives: September 2014


I’ve done an interview, all about my new book, A Fistful of Seaweed. You can find it on Sonya Alford’s book site, A Lover of Books.

If there’s anyone out there in the mighty Blogosphere who’d like to interview me or write an honest review of A Fistful of Seaweed, then please get in touch by leaving a comment or via twitter: @johnbayliss5 .


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Westerby Gazette, 7th October 1962


Detective Inspector Willis of the Westerby constabulary later made the following statement:

I can’t really say much about this case, as it is still under investigation. I can tell you that we have now identified the body under the pier, but for operational reasons I cannot release that information to the press just yet. What I can tell you is that we are definitely treating this incident as murder. The post-mortem did give the cause of death as drowning, but there is additional evidence that indicates that we have something here that is rather more than a tragic accident. We now believe that the victim either fell from or was thrown from a ship in the Bristol Channel somewhere in the vicinity of Avonmouth docks, possibly following an altercation, and his body was then carried by the tide until it became entangled with the struts of the pier.

I would like to make it clear that any reports that you have heard that this incident is connected to organised crime are complete speculation, and I would particularly ask the press if they could keep to the facts of the case and not repeat these any of these unfounded accusations. Some of the wilder stories that have been circulating recently are not helping our on-going investigations.

A Fistful of Seaweed is published by Grey Cells Press on 15th September 2014.

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