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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-person 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 is 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.



Read the Reviews ...


"Hamer brings Anglesey alive, doing to the island what Rankin does to Edinburgh, what Dexter did to Oxford. She also gives us three-dimensional characters, with their necessary human failings and weaknesses. The tension never slackens, the suspense never falters. Here is a new crime writer with a new set of detectives. If you thought the world of crime-writing was already overcrowded, think again. Gillian Hamer is one to watch, and her novel is one to read." - Amazon 5*


"What a great debut to a new series. As with all the author's previous books, I could not put this one down. I stayed up late finishing it and was not disappointed ... I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a well written mystery and also highly recommend her other three books. They won't disappoint." - Amaon 5*


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