Tudor Manx, what a fantastic character name!
This series is set in Anglesey, I had areal sense of place through Dylan's writing, which is gritty, dark, and full of characterisation.
Manx hasn't even taken his shoes off, donned his slippers to relax before his new job takes over. The plot is As well as giving us a backdrop into future work, the book ends on a slight opening to which will be the next in the series.
Which I wish I had to hand to start straight away.
There was such a depth to Dylan's writing style that helped with the strength of the first book in this series. I am interested to see what leads on from here.
Crime and Police Procedure Fiction at its best, dark, disturbing and leaving you wanting more.
Dylan is a native, Anglesey-born Welshman who now lives in Oakland, California with his wife Laura and daughter, Isabella. He has worked as a media executive and copywriter at numerous TV networks and advertising agencies both in London and San Francisco. Currently, he is owner and Creative Director of Jones Digital Media, a video content agency.
Dylan was born on Anglesey and moved away when he was seven years old to the Northeast of England. His family then moved to the Wirral for several years before settling back on Anglesey when he was fourteen. Dylan studied Communication Arts and Media at the University of Leeds, then moved to Cardiff, working for S4C. In 1993 he relocated to London as a Creative Director with Channel 4 TV. Today, he lives in Oakland, California. His parents, sister and most of his immediate family still live on the island.
Anglesey Blue is the first in a series of crime novels featuring the sardonic, sharp-witted but troubled detective, Detective Inspector Tudor Manx. Dylan’s life, both on and off the island, inspired him to develop the series.
"I love to use my imagination to create believable characters in a setting I know well," Dylan says. "I want DI Tudor Manx and all the supporting characters to live in readers' minds for many years. I'm looking forward to writing more of Tudor's journey as he confronts the demons of his past to find the peace and redemption he's searching for."