Some thoughts On Anglesey Blue

I recently read Dylan Jones new novel Anglesey blue – the first featuring Inspector Tudor Manx


It’s not the homecoming Detective Inspector Tudor Manx was expecting, but solving the case is just the start of his problems.

Recently transferred from the London Met to the North Wales Constabulary, Detective Inspector Tudor Manx has come to Island of Anglesey hoping for a quiet life.

But his hopes are dashed when a brutally mutilated body is found crucified to the bow of a fishing boat sending shockwaves through the peaceful community.

Manx’s faces pressure to solve the case quickly equipped with an inexperienced team.

Is the body a message or a premonition of more murders to come?

Adding to his mounting problems, Manx’s troubled past returns to haunt him. Manx left the island after the disappearance of his younger sister, Miriam; a cold case that still remains unsolved.

Can Manx solve the case before the body count rises?

How will he cope when he is forced to choose between his family and his duty as a police officer?

This is a really gritty crime drama – set on a small island in Wales. It is full of twists and turns and even though you work out the culprit before the end the route of how the inspectors get there is refreshing and interesting.

This has plenty of gruesome moments and some interesting characters not least our strangely named inspector – However I did find the name a little jarring. I liked the touches of Welsh thoroughout the book and the feeling that the author clearly knew the locations he used.

At times I felt there were to many twists and turns for me  – but for a debut novel this is certainly one with promise and I would be interested in reading more from this author, A solid 4* read for me


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