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Dan Ddylanwad

John Alwyn Griffiths

Dan Ddylanwad

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Author: John Alwyn Griffiths

ISBN: 9781845274344
Publication Date: November 2019
Publisher: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst
Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm, 360 pages
Language: Welsh

♥ Welsh-language Book of the Month: September 2013
When Elen Thomas learns that somebody has been breaking into her aunt's isolated farmhouse, she does not turn to the police force for assistance, but to Meurig Morgan, who solved the mystery of her husband's death five years previously. A sequel to Dan yr Wyneb.

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Author Biography:

The author is originally from Bangor and has lived in Llangefni, Pwllheli, Colwyn Bay and Holyhead. He lives in Bodedern. He retired from a career with the police in 2008. He is former head of the Fraud Department for North Wales Police.

Further Information:
Former police head finds his voice in the dark world of crime thrillers.

The author of a newly-released Welsh crime thriller, Dan Ddylanwad, says that with a book of memoirs and a second novel under his belt, he has now found his voice as a writer.

Dan Ddylanwad (under the influence)is former policeman John Alwyn Griffiths’ second novel, and with a third novel completed and a fourth in progress, it is quite clear that his voice has plenty to say.

Griffiths, originally from Bangor but now living in Anglesey, is clearly in his element writing about the world of crime. But the story also has gentler touches, as the relationship develops between some of the characters. Dan Ddylanwad revisits characters from his first novel - Meurig Morgan and Elen Thomas - and introduces a new character who features in his third novel - an unconventional detective named Jeff Evans.

This time, Ellen Thomas needs help to solve the mystery of a string of strange events that end in the suspicious death of her great-aunt. But in truth, this is just the beginning.

Before venturing into the world of thrillers, John Alwyn Griffiths published Pleserau’r Plismon (policeman’s delights), an autobiographical collection of stories from his time with North Wales Police. He then stepped into the world of the detective novel, again drawing from his life-long career with the police, especially his time as head of North Wales Police’s Fraud Department. It is clear that he has found a genre that is perfectly suited to his background and interests.

All his books have been published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. Manager Myrddin ap Dafydd said, “The novel could be described as a crime thriller scattered with plenty of horror. It grabs the reader and takes them on a rollercoaster of terrifying and gruesome events. And the second the reader starts relaxing, thinking they can predict the outcome, they are thrown into a whirlwind of dark pasts, greed, threats and violence.