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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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Introducing ‘A Time and A Place’: brand new boxset from Triskele Books

Question 1

What does ‘Green Fairy’ mean to you?

A: Fauna in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

B: Washing-up liquid

C: Absinthe

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Image courtesy Creative Commons: The Green Fairy by Surian Soosay

Question 2

I say “black and white”. You think:

A: Ebony and Ivory

B: 101 Dalmatians

C: The Specials

Image courtesy Creative Commons: The Specials by Chris Worden

Image courtesy Creative Commons: The Specials by Chris Worden

Question 3

The island across the Menai Strait in North Wales is called:

A: Tenby

B: Hornby

C: Anglesey

Image courtesy Creative Commons: Bioluminescence by Kris Williams

Image courtesy Creative Commons: Bioluminescence by Kris Williams

Question 4

If society breaks down and Wales goes feral, what do you want in your pocket?

A: A gun

B: A rat

C: A ferret

Image courtesy Creative Commons: Roman inside a hat by schadenfreude

Image courtesy Creative Commons: Roman inside a hat by schadenfreude

Question 5

A woman’s place is:

A: In the kitchen, with a spatula

B: In the bedroom, with suspenders

C: In battle, with a sword

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Image courtesy Creative Commons: Siria Palmira by Jose Javier Martin Espartosa

Question 6

All’s fair in love and war. But when both collide, where does loyalty lie?

A: With your country, family and pride

B: With your lover and your heart

C: With yourself

Image courtesy Creative Commons: Suite Française by Eric Huybrechts

Image courtesy Creative Commons: Suite Française by Eric Huybrechts

Question 7

You uncover white-collar malpractice. Do you:

A: Turn a blind eye

B: Blow the whistle

C: Pull the trigger

Image courtesy Creative Commons: caution: itchy trigger finger by Flood G.

Image courtesy Creative Commons: caution: itchy trigger finger by Flood G.

If you answered mostly C, I have just the thing. A Time & A Place – The Box Set.

Seven brilliant novels at the price of an Easter egg.

A Time and A Place Box Set Cover LARGE EBOOK

Available for PRE-ORDER now exclusively from Amazon for a limited period, A Time & A Place is officially released on Good Friday 3rd April 2015.

Treat yourself to some Easter indulgence.

Who knows when and where you’ll discover…

Image by Alan Levine

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Crimson Shore

I’m super excited to announce details of my forthcoming novel. It’s the first book in a new straight crime series called The Gold Detectives. Based in the same area of North Wales and Anglesey, but introducing a new CID team led by DI Amanda Gold. Release date 1st June.

I’m also very proud to reveal my new cover, designed as ever by the talented JD Smith Design, and hope you enjoy the sound of the book from the blurb below.

I am looking to recruit five readers to review the novel prior to launch date, so if you’re interested please leave a comment below.

 

CRIMSON SHORE – THE NEW CRIME NOVEL

FROM GILLIAN E HAMER

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A half-naked woman dead in a ditch. A disappearing pathologist. A teenager run off the road. For a peaceful island, Anglesey is experiencing abnormal levels of crime. What’s the connection?

DS Dara Brennan has women problems. His boss, Amanda Gold, is embroiled in office politics and his wife thinks he’s a disappointment. And then there’s DS Kelly Jones.

As missing-persons cases become murder enquiries, Dara must put aside his personal life and focus on the killer’s trail. The only tenuous link between the victims is an abandoned children’s home. What happened there, twenty years ago? And who is hell-bent on revenge?

Dara’s keeping his eyes on the road. But he forgets to look in the mirror.

Crimson Shore is the first novel in The Gold Detectives series, set along the North Wales coast.

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Now Available … Triskele Box Sets!

It’s been quite a few weeks for Triskele Books. New releases. Literary Festivals. Triskele Trail. Not to mention getting to spend a whole weekend with the five of us together under one roof (not for the faint-hearted) … but now we have something new to celebrate.

My first three novels The Charter, Closure and Complicit make up the first of my crime thriller series.

I am blown away by the look and design of the books. I’ve always loved my covers but somehow they look even more stunning side by side. I can’t wait to write the next trilogy just so I can have another boxset! I think they make a fantastic gift.
 
Buy the boxset on Amazon

And my Triskele colleague, JJ Marsh has also released the first three novels from her Beatrice Stubbs series: 

Behind Closed Doors, Raw Material and Tread Softly in one beautiful boxset.

Jill said. “I love the look of this boxset so much, I’m tempted to put it on my letter to Santa. Indulge yourself over Christmas – curl up with a glass of red, a box of chocolates and Beatrice Stubbs.”

Buy The Beatrice Stubbs Series on Amazon or Smashwords

Both boxsets are on Promotion for the whole of December!

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Today I was interviewed …

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… by Mitsubishi Matters. They are the internal news site for Mitsubishi in the UK and handle most of their publicity including blogs and media releases. As I tend not to discuss my writing at work, or with colleagues in the industry, it will be interesting to see the reaction once the article is published.

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