It was over twenty years ago when crime drama Bergerac put Jersey on the world stage, but now there's a new detective on the scene fighting crime in the Bailiwicks.
DCI Jack Le Claire is the star of Blood In The Sand, a locally written book that is now taking the world by storm. Written by local author Julie Collins under her pen name of Kelly Clayton.
But like all good crime thrillers, there's more to the new book than meets the eye. Writing a novel is a big achievement for anyone, but for Julie Collins it was much more than that, her book helped her best friend through serious illness and ultimately recovery.
Friend Claire had been diagnosed with Leukemia and airlifted to hospital at what was to be the beginning of a nightmare period of her life. Julie has been writing fiction for over twenty years, but never finished a book.
It was a visit to Claire in hospital after her diagnosis that got the ball rolling.
To make things easier for Claire, Julie would send installments of the story on tape. The crime thriller made Claire's time under going a bone marrow transplant in the UK just that little bit more bearable.
Having completed the novel for Claire, Julie was encouraged to take it one step further and make the novel into a proper published book. The jet set business woman by day was suddenly seeing her first book purchased around the world ... the crime novel is selling fast.
And it won't be long until there's another Kelly Clayton on the selves, Julie is already working on a sequel due later this year.
Another chapter for this first time author and for her best friend who she helped in her darkest hour.