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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Crime Cymru

CrimeFest Friday 10 May 2019
14:50 - 15:40

Five authors discuss that Wales is not all Rugby, Sheep and Singing

Cathy Ace is known for her traditional Cait Morgan Mysteries and the cosier WISE Enquiries Agency series. Cathy’s most recent work is the psychological suspense novel The Wrong Boy, which has achieved #1 bestseller status on Amazon. Welsh by birth and upbringing, she now lives in Canada. A Bony Blithe Award winner (Agatha’s Canadian cousin), she has also been shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award.

Rosie Claverton is a novelist, screenwriter, and junior psychiatrist. She grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home. Her Cardiff-based Amy Lane crime series debuted in 2014, with the latest novel Hard Return in November 2018. Rosie lives with her journalist husband and nearly new daughter.

Alis Hawkins’s Teifi Valley Coroner series, featuring blind investigator Harry Probert-Lloyd and his chippy assistant John Davies, is set in her native Cardiganshire. The series opener, None So Blind - described by Phil Rickman as ‘the most interesting historical crime creation of the year’- has intrigued festival audiences and readers alike. To launch the second in the series, In Two Minds, and to celebrate Welsh-set crime, Alis is spending May 2019 touring Wales’s independent bookshops.

John Lincoln is the transparent pseudonym of John Williams, the novelist, biographer and crime fiction reviewer for the Mail on Sunday. His books include Into The Badlands, about American crime fiction (‘Into the Badlands opened up the world of American crime fiction for me and a generation’ – David Peace), a classic account of a miscarriage of justice, Bloody Valentine, the Cardiff Trilogy of novels and several biographies.

G B Williams is participating moderator
She specialises in complex, fast-paced crime novels. The Locked Trilogy consists of Locked Up, Locked In and recently released Locked Down. Williams’  Last Shakes was shortlisted for the 2014 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, and is now available in Last Cut Casebook. Current projects include a completed standalone and development of a Welsh police procedural series. As well as crime, G.B. writes steampunk and horror, and is an active member of Crime Cymru.

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