Anglesey is a small island just off the north Wales coast. It’s been my home for almost seven years. I love to read books based here and to walk in characters’ footsteps and see what they saw. To fully emerge yourself in a story like that gives you an all-around experience.
In this feature, Anglesey Books gives you an insight into our small island and the exciting fiction based here.
The Anglesey Murders, Unholy Island is set around the Trearddur Bay area. Behind the beach is a promenade for strolling and enjoying coastal views along with a Lifeboat Station, established in 1967 and one of the newest on Anglesey.
Other books have been set around this location including a television series called Safehouse.
Craig y Moor is a large house that sits on the cliff edge overlooking the sea. It’s where the series is set and a local landmark. Follow the link to read more about this spectacular property. The house is featured on the front cover of The Anglesey Murders.
DI Alan Williams is called to the recovery of two bodies from the sea at Trearddur Bay, during a storm. The lifeboat crew suspect they’re fishermen, washed away by a wave but they’re wrong. Alan and his detective sergeant, Kim Davies, realise the men were beaten and tied together before they entered the water. Two miles along the headland at Porth Dafarch, a third victim is found but there are no obvious links. As the number of victims increases, a major investigation team battles to unravel a deadly puzzle which, appears to have links to a series of historic murders from the 90’s.
In 1995, Peter Moore owned and operated the cinema in Holyhead. It is thought he assaulted over 40 men and he was arrested and charged with four murders, which he’d committed in as many months. He was jailed for life in 1996 and is still the only recorded Welsh serial killer. Fast forward to today and Detective Inspector Alan Williams is investigating a series of murders with uncanny similarities to the Peter Moore attacks. Is there a copycat on the loose or are the murders connected to the local underworld, which controls the supply of narcotics across North Wales and the North West? Finding a motive, is the challenge he might not win. ALL THE TIME THEY’RE TRACKING THE KILLER, THE KILLER IS STALKING THEM…
I read it a few years ago. See what I thought here.
More Anglesey-based books here.