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Murder in Torbaydos

The Novel

Murder in Torbaydos In addition to my fulltime job at The Marstan, I also have a passion for writing. After many rejections spanning a number of years, in 2014, my tenacity was finally rewarded. I was privileged to receive a publishing contract with a small American firm, for my novel entitled Murder in Torbaydos.

The book is set at The Marstan Hotel in Torquay in both the 1970’s and 2000’s. It weaves reality and the history of the building, including events of those times, into a fictional story of deceit, passion, betrayal and murder with a supernatural element and a lot of black humour. It is written in an easy reading style.

The book is available to purchase at our hotel and a selection of bookshops in print, or if you prefer there is an e-book/printed book that can be downloaded by clicking on this link. E-book and printed copies will also be available on Amazon in March 2015. More details including a free extract are available on the publisher website (see link), but here is a short teaser.


  • Old houses hide secrets, sometimes dark ones. When the dead offer you a life of fame and fortune beyond your wildest dreams, beware of the price, as even death may not be a release.

Happy reading!


Ian Krender

Ian Krender

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