A literary treasure hunt

Today I am delighted to be revealing the eighth clue in the Jane Alexander Treasure Hunt.

Read on to find out how you can join in the fun.

Clue 8

An act of violent vengeance sees

A local gangster plummet

Decades on, a similar fate

Awaited this brutalist summit.

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How the hunt works:

  • Each clue refers to a landmark or iconic location in a film. The landmark/location is the answer – when you figure it out, make a note of it!
  • (If you need a hand, check out the #treasurehunt hashtag on Twitter or Instagram for a hint to the landmark’s location…)
  • Clues will be revealed by some fantastic book bloggers from March 26th until April 21st. Keep checking back on Jane Alexander’s dedicated treasure hunt page (click Join the hunt) or on the #treasurehunt hashtag for links and new clues.
  • When all the clues are revealed, the first letter of every answer will make an anagram. Solve the anagram and you have your final answer!
  • Email this answer and all the landmarks you figured out to hermes@saraband.net by April 30th to be entered into the prize draw. Two entrants will win a signed copy of The Last Treasure Hunt – and if you’ve guessed the most landmarks and locations, you’ll win a goodie bag and something special from Jane personally! On top of that you’ll get bragging rights on Twitter and we’ll publicly dub you queen/king sleuth.
  • Good luck!

 

The  Last  Treasure  Hunt  –  a  modern  media  morality  tale      

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At  the  age  of  thirty,  Campbell  Johnstone  is  a  failure.  He’s stuck  behind  the  bar  of  a   shabby  pub,  watching  from  the  sidelines  while  everyone  else  makes  a  success  of  their   lives.  The  most  visible  is  Eve  Sadler,  a  childhood  friend  and  rising  Hollywood  star. When  Campbell  tries  to  rekindle  their  relationship,  he  longs  for  the  glitter  of  her   success  to  rub  off  on  him,  but  a  single  shocking  night  –  the  novel’s  shattering  twist   delivered  with  a  knockout  punch  –  changes  everything.  Campbell  is  about  to  discover   the  bittersweet  taste  of  fame,  and  in  the  process,  struggle  to  save  his  soul  and   overcome  his  own  self-­‐delusion.   The  Last  Treasure  Hunt  explores  our  obsession  with  fame  and  celebrity  with  great   intelligence  and  sly  wit  –  it’s  a  modern  media  morality  tale  with  bite.

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Jane Alexander’s short stories and creative non-fiction have been widely published in a number of anthologies and literary magazines. A winner of two major national story competitions, and the recipient of a Scottish Arts Council New Writers bursary, Jane is also a lecturer in creative writing at the Open University. 

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