Time Team archaeologist Francis Pryor releasing crime thriller The Way, The Truth and The Dead set just outside Ely

Francis Pryor.

Francis Pryor. - Credit: Archant

An author has produced a crime thriller set just outside Ely.

Archaeologist Francis Pryor, who has made numerous appearances on time Team, has written The Way, The Truth and The Dead.

He is holding a book signing at Ely Library on Tuesday, January 20, at 7.30pm.

The action takes place in the southern Fens in a small hamlet called Fursby, a few miles from Ely, on the Littleport road.

Mr Pryor said: “It’s a part of Fenland that I love, but it’s very, very different from the silt Fens further north.


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“For a start, there really are hills – proper ones that you can look up to.

“Anyhow, Alan Cadbury finds himself running an excavation at Fursby, but it’s no ordinary dig. The archaeology is outstanding, and soon its fame gets to the ears of people in television.

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“Much of the book’s action takes place live and on-screen. Those scenes were a lot of fun to write and I’ve tried to capture some of the adrenalin and tension of a live broadcast.”

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