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Anglesey Blue

Written by Dylan H Jones — Anglesey in North Wales may sound like an idyllic destination, but make no mistake. Anglesey Blue is not a cosy mystery with a charming coastal setting. The ‘blue’ in the title does not refer to its seascape, but to a potent…
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The Dead House

Written by Harry Bingham — The body of a young woman is found in the annexe of a tiny church in the sleepy hamlet of Ystradfflur, deep in the remote Welsh countryside. The room has a history going back to medieval times and was a ‘dead house’ where bodies would…
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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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The Primrose Path

Written by Rebecca Griffiths — It’s a well worn plot device, much beloved of those old-fashioned Western movies I recall from my childhood. The stranger with a secret arrives in a sleepy frontier town, is eyed with suspicion by the locals and goes on to…
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Writing a believable 1940s setting

During New Talent November, we reviewed Gwen Parrott’s wonderful debut novel Dead White. It’s an interesting book for several reasons. Firstly, it was originally written in Welsh before being translated by the author herself for publication by Pageturners. Secondly, it’s set in the 1940s, two years after…
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NTN: Dead White

Written by Gwen Parrott — There is a thriving interest in crime fiction translated from Swedish, Danish, Nowegian and Icelandic too. From the French and Japanese, we say ‘more please.’ But what about from British languages like Welsh and Gaelic? After all, with its storytelling…
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