The Trail

By James Ellson

A missing person enquiry leads Manchester DCI Rick Castle to Nepal.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

We've reached halfway

Dear Supporters

We’ve hit 50 per cent in under 3 weeks which is fantastic. THANK YOU! Supporters of The Trail now include friends and family, neighbours, our electrician, the guy who fixed my computer, and even my old English teacher! Most encouraging of all, they now include strangers.

I’m writing this at my desk, listening to the cuckoo in the wood opposite.

Another question I’ve been asked is, Where did you get the ideas from? After I wrote my memoir From Cop to Coppicer (unpublished) an agent suggested I write a crime thriller. Write what you know is what I’d heard, so I wrote down on a piece of paper the things I knew about:

The police



I drew circles and arrows, scribbled a lot of notes, and started writing.


Please do share the link to The Trail with anyone you think might be interested.

Thank you



James Ellson @jamesellson3

Back to project page
Share on social

Top rewards

£10.99  + shipping
137 pledges


1st edition paperback, eBook edition
Buy now
52 pledges


eBook edition
Buy now