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The rise of Welsh crime fiction

With Wales’ first international crime writing festival approaching, it’s time to discover the burgeoning community of crime writers in the principality. Wales is not just a country of song, rugby and coal, it’s a land of crime stories – books, TV and film. We all…
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The Missing Hours

Written by Emma Kavanagh — A mother is out in the park, watching her young daughters at play. What on earth could prompt her to suddenly walk away, leaving them alone, frightened and vulnerable? Where has Selena Cole gone to? She has been recently widowed and…
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Nagaisayonara: Top five books of 2015

Early in 2015 I said that this would be the year of the psychological thriller, and I wasn’t wrong. Perhaps you’ll see this reflected in my top picks, below. Although the trend for psychological crime is showing no sign of slowing, I’d love to see a…
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Hidden

The author herself has a PhD in psychology, so expect maximum authenticity in this account of the disintegrating mental states of various residents of the Welsh city of Swansea. The most calamitous decline is that of a man who turns his gun on the innocent…
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Hidden

Written by Emma Kavanagh — 2015 is looking like the year of the psychological thriller, with a string of new novels giving crime fiction lovers a view deep into the hearts and minds of criminals and cops alike. Our latest list of Recommended books (right) includes…
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