We love Cambridge, the Cambridge area and its people and we are confident that you’ll feel the same!
So, whether you’re a guest, a local, a student, we hope that you enjoy our site (as well as reading The Path of the Bullet, of course!) but, even more, we hope that you enjoy our wonderful City!
In The Path of the Bullet, the action takes place at a number of readily recognisable locations in and around the City of Cambridge. Here are a few.
The Royal War Museum, Tuxford, where a corpse or two appears during the plot is, of course, the remarkable Imperial War Museum, Duxford (a short trip south on the M11 and very well worth it!) and the Warfare on Land Hall is, similarly, the IWM’s Land Warfare Hall to be found at the far end, past the ‘American’ Museum.
In the very heart of the City, ‘Secret Rooms’ – used as a watering hole by McKay and Wing Commander Mounfitchet (and increasingly by DI Paul Burroughs, too) as well as being the place where McKay first encounters the formidable Sarah Millar – is really ‘Hidden Rooms’, on Jesus Lane – a classy, tasteful bar to be found in the basement of the old University Club itself. Churchill, de Gaulle, Gavin Maxwell, HRH Princess Anne are reckoned to have been among the salubrious visitors to this historic, but dynamic venue.
Stand with your back to the bar and imagine McKay and Mountfitchet furtively sipping, sometimes swigging, away at their wine and whisky at the booth to the furthest right.
One of the restaurants McKay ate in is sadly not here any longer. This was The Eraina Taverna on Free School Lane, near Bene’t Street and just off King’s Parade. Most of the Royal Family visited The Eraina at some point and, until its recent closure, it was the oldest family run restaurant in the City.
The Police HQ is, of course, situated near Parkers Piece, where the first ‘proper’ football match (using Football Association rules) is said to have taken place. Look across to the Cambridgeshire Police HQ and you might just see DI Paul Burrows dashing in or out or even spot Roger Bolstridge being ushered in to the rear, leather seat of his chauffered, gleaming Jaguar!