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Beautiful Mona …

Enjoyed the wonderful wildlife and fauna paintings by local artist, Charles Tunnicliffe (who illustrated Tarka the Otter) plus some wonderful photographs of Holyhead, past and present, at the Brick Shed Gallery at the Breakwater Country Park this weekend. Top marks to everyone involved in the project, it’s hardly recognisable as the same abandoned old quarry I played in as a child!

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Welsh Valentines Day – 25th January

Last weekend (25th Jan) was St Dwynen’s day, celebrated as the saint’s day of lovers in Wales. http://bit.ly/1emy7Go – the site of the chapel set up in St Dwynen’s name is the main location for my novel, Closure. Llanddwyn Island is a headland, rather than island, that juts out into the Menai Straits opposite Caernarfon. As well as the ruins of the chapel, there are celtic crosses, pilot boat cottages and lots of mysterious lumps and bumps. Well worth a visit. And as you can see from the cover, it was the inspiration for the location of my second published novel, Closure, available as Kindle, paperback or audiobook. http://amzn.to/1yrggrl
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Last 48 hours to get The Charter at only 99p/c !

Fancy a spooky #Anglesey based thriller to read over the weekend? The Charter is only 99p / 99c for Kindle until 5th Jan. Don’t miss it!

http://amzn.to/1BgtBGo

The Charter

The Charter

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Goodreads Giveaway – last two days! Signed copy of Complicit!

Goodreads Giveaway running for a signed paperback of Complicit until 5th Jan. If you’re a member, pop over and enter to win!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/121007-complicit

Complicit

Complicit

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Coming soon …. Closure on audio!

Really excited to hear Closure on audiobook, expertly narrated by Catherine O’Brien, I can’t wait to release it to Audible!

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Review for Crimson Shore

If you’ve not tried my new novel, Crimson Shore, the first book in The Gold Detective series, have a read of this review from an Amazon Top 500 reviewer – it may persuade you to give it a try!

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“Crimson Shore sees a new departure for this author, who has with her previous books made an impact with cross-genre crime fiction. However, in this new series of procedural crime novels the focus is more on the dynamics of an active crime office, and the back room banter between close knit colleagues allows a fascinating glimpse into the pressures they face, not just in their daily work, but also within their personal lives.

When a series of unexplained dead bodies start to show up on the peaceful island of Anglesey in North Wales, the Bangor CID team, headed by DI Amanda Gold, have the devil’s own job in trying to keep one step ahead of a murderer who leaves virtually no evidence behind. With precious little to go on, DS Dara Brennan and DS Kelly Jones are left struggling, not just with a series of complex murder cases but also with their growing attraction to each other. As with any new series there is much to take in, the mechanism of a bustling CID office and the repartee between colleagues is done with a realistic understanding of the vagaries of police hierarchy, however, it is the journey into the mind of a killer where the story really starts to bite.

Placing a series of gritty crime novels in this peaceful corner of North Wales is an inspired choice of location, and this quiet, or maybe not so quiet little island really comes to life under the watchful eye of this talented author. However, don’t be fooled by the idyllic setting, as this story is by no stretch of the imagination either tranquil or cosy crime; there is a brutal killer on the loose and as the hard hitting violent behaviour thumps you into taking notice, very soon you start to jump at shadows and you see evil in every hidden corner.

I read Crimson Shore over the space of twenty four hours as I couldn’t tear myself away from it and was gripped by the sheer competence of an author who leads you gently by the hand into the presence of pure evil, and believe me, to have a safe pair of hands to hold in this novel is very comforting indeed.

I am sure that this is the start of a commendable crime series and I am already eager to catch up with DI Amanda Gold’s CID team in the, hopefully, not too distant future.”

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Anglesey Photo of the Week Competition

Over on my author Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gillian-E-Hamer/279383198798678?ref_type=bookmark) I’ve been running a weekly competition with the chance to win an e-book of your choice for the winner.

Simply name the Anglesey beauty spot and pick your novel!

There’s no winner so far this week, so if you think you know where the photo below was taken, follow me over on Facebook and name the spot!

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