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Welsh Crime

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Welsh Crime
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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 the 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 troubled past also returns to haunt him. Manx left the island thirty years ago after the disappearance of his sister, Miriam; a cold case that 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?

Three months after solving his last case, DI Tudor Manx leads a harrowing investigation to catch a killer terrorizing the Isle of Anglesey.


After the body of the first victim, Sian Conway is found, the suspicion quickly falls on her boss, Kimble McLain, and her volatile ex-husband, Liam Fowler.

The autopsy soon reveals Sian was eighteen weeks pregnant, and when the coroner finds a religious text hidden in the victim’s liver, Manx suspects this could be the work of a serial killer.

The case takes a shocking turn when footage of Sian’s murder is discovered.


With a twisted killer and a rising body count, Manx’s personal life hits rock bottom when a colleague from his past hits him with a bombshell revelation. 

Why does Kimble McLain have links to each of the victims? And what is the killer’s real motive?

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When RAF drone pilot, Bobbie Matthews, suffers a devastating trauma, it sets in motion a series of events that sets the whole Island of Anglesey on edge.

Assigned to the case of an RAF Base Commander found dead on a popular tourist beach, DI Manx soon discovers the investigation is more complex and sinister than he imagined.

Meanwhile, paranoid and wracked with guilt that her actions might have led to the death of her own husband, Bobbie sets out to uncover the truth. But at what cost?

And is there a link between Bobbie’s past and the body on the beach? 

Pushed to his limit, Manx is about to find out…

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If you're looking for Dylan, you'll more than likely find him at one of his favorite Oakland cafes writing, people watching or chatting with the local characters.


A native Welsh speaker, originally from the Isle of Anglesey, Dylan lives

in Oakland, California with his wife Laura, and their daughter, Isabella.


Even though he didn't begin writing his debut novel until 2012, Dylan has always steered his career towards his creative passions. He was a producer at the Welsh TV Channel, S4C, before becoming a creative director at Channel 4, London.

 In 1999, he moved to California where he worked as a  copywriter in LA, writing movie trailers and TV ads.


A resident of Oakland for over 12 years, Dylan runs his own video content agency, Jones Digital Media, and pens the best-selling Tudor Manx Mysteries set on the island of Anglesey.

Copyright Dylan H. Jones 2016.  All rights reserved Jones Digital Media publishing.