The Durham Dog Walker Mysteries are set in the fictional village of Bockenbury, in County Durham, England.
I have invented the village, but my inspiration is from many of the Co Durham villages located near to my home. To make the village clear in my mind, I drew a plan of it – thought I’d share it with you so that you follow some of the action in the books.
One of the tricky things about developing a village is thinking what to call it! I derived the name for the dog walker’s village from a list of lost settlements in the United Kingdom. It is a hybrid of Bockenfield in Northumberland and Carlbury in Durham, giving us BOCKENBURY.