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The Detour

The Detour
  • Author(s): Gerbrand Bakker
  • Location(s): Snowdonia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

The newcomer introduces herself as “Emilie” – not her real name. That we don’t learn until the closing pages of this novel: indeed, there’s much about her we don’t know. We know only that she is newly arrived from...

The Red House

The Red House
  • Author(s): Mark Haddon
  • Location(s): Hay-on-Wye
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

After his mother’s death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela and her family for a week in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children,...

Sheepshagger

Sheepshagger
  • Author(s): Niall Griffiths
  • Location(s): Wales
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Written in rough, tough and fiercely native prose, Sheepshagger is a coming-of-age ensemble novel about a bunch of promiscuous, disenchanted, druggy Welsh youngsters, growing up in a world from which they feel disconnected, surrounded by a beautiful countryside they...

A Knot of Sparrows

A Knot of Sparrows
  • Author(s): Cheryl Rees-Price
  • Location(s): South Wales
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Welsh detective Winter Meadows takes on a new murder case There were a lot of things you could call Stacey Evans. And many of them would be true. And unprintable. But did she deserve to be murdered? DI Winter...

A Shadow on the Lens

A Shadow on the Lens
  • Author(s): Sam Hurcom
  • Location(s): Dinas Powys, Wales
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy and remote Welsh village of Dinas Powys, several miles down the coast from the thriving port of Cardiff. A young girl by the name of...

A Time For Silence

A Time For Silence
  • Author(s): Thorne Moore
  • Location(s): Pembrokeshire
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1930s

When Sarah, struggling to get over tragedy, stumbles across her grandparents’ ruined farm, it feels as if the house has been waiting for her. She is drawn to their apparently idyllic way of life and starts to look into...

Aberystwyth Mon Amour

Aberystwyth Mon Amour
  • Author(s): Malcolm Pryce
  • Location(s): Aberystwyth
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

Schoolboys are disappearing all over Aberystwyth and nobody knows why. Louie Knight, the town’s private investigator, soon realises that it is going to take more than a double ripple from Sospan, the philosopher cum ice-cream seller, to help find...

Allegation

Allegation
  • Author(s): R G Adams
  • Location(s): South Wales
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Sandbeach, South Wales. Two women have come forward to make historical sexual allegations against a pillar of the small community. Now, child- safeguarding protocol demands social services to remove the accused from his home and family till a formal...

Anglesey Blue

Anglesey Blue
  • Author(s): Dylan H Jones
  • Location(s): Anglesey
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

MURDER. BETRAYAL. REVENGE. It’s not the homecoming Detective Inspector Tudor Manx was expecting, but solving the case is just the start of his problems. Recently transferred from the London Met to the North Wales Constabulary, Detective Inspector Tudor Manx...

August

August
  • Author(s): Gerard Woodward
  • Location(s): London, Wales
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Ever since Aldous Jones careened over the handlebars of his bicycle in 1955 and landed next to Farmer Evans’s first field, it has become a tradition for him to take his family camping in Wales. Aldous has started to...

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