Setting the Scene

Here is a cute kitten.

Right, now, having got your attention… what you really want to know about is my latest crime novel, Fatal Collision, published by Diamond Crime TODAY.

Fatal Collision is about an artist, Nicki Bryce, who has a tragedy to deal with – the death of her husband, killed by a drunk driver. She moves to a cottage on the Pembrokeshire coast, in an attempt to get over the trauma and associated complications, and it’s the Pembrokeshire coast that is the other major character in the book. More specifically, the north Pembrokeshire coast, overlooking Cardigan Bay.

Tregelli, the little harbour village that features in the book, is fictional, a bit like Sirius Black’s house in the Harry Potter stories. It has reality on either side, but you can’t quite see it as you pass in a boat (somewhere between Fishguard and Newport). On the other hand, there are plenty of real inlets in Pembrokeshire with harbours for little boats, and the odd pub and art gallery. There’s more than one cliff-top cottage, like Carregwen in the book. And there’s more than one big house.

So here’s a pictorial introduction to one of the stars of Fatal Collision.

This is what I call Pembrokeshire Blue
Sometimes still, sometimes foaming
Sometimes glittering, sometimes ominous
sometimes mystical
Caves. And flowers
and more flowers
beaches, of course
in season and out
sailing
and boating
Harbours, some bigger than others
residents are friendly

Thanks to Dylan Moore and Rebekah Moore for some of the photographs.

FATAL COLLISION
published by Diamond Crime
Buy from Amazon

3 thoughts on “Setting the Scene

  1. It’s as well I already live here because those siren photos would be luring me in! I love Fatal Collision – the sense of place is there and forms a backdrop to collisions between characters,beliefs and histories that came together in a breathtaking ending that I didn’t see coming. Thanks, Judith. xx

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