The Covenant: a week to remember

Some weeks are more hectic than others. This last has been very hectic non-stop activity for me, which is not bad considering I barely left the house, or the keyboard. My latest novel, The Covenant, is finally published, and although I’ve had books published before, they have never previously made their appearance in the middleContinue reading “The Covenant: a week to remember”

The Covenant: Voices from the Grave

Back in 2012, I published my first novel, A Time For Silence. It was a stand-alone novel and I didn’t intend it to be the first of a series. There were to be no sequels. But the story never quite left me alone. I knew where all the characters, past and present, were heading, but whereContinue reading “The Covenant: Voices from the Grave”

The Covenant: Welsh Gothic

There’s a famous picture, American Gothic, by Grant Wood, which leaves many people smiling (unlike the couple in the picture), but it also leaves them thinking. Is the grim man holding his pitchfork as a support? Or as a symbol of honest productive work? Or as a weapon to fend off the world.Is his equally grim daughterContinue reading “The Covenant: Welsh Gothic”

Q&A with Thorne Moore – home is where the hurt is

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
Every week we feature a Q&A session with one of our Crime Cymru authors. This week,?Thorne Moore offers a fascinating insight into how not just location, but homes and buildings impact on character and story. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I was born in Luton, but I’ve…

The Covenant and the World of Tom Mathias

When I first moved to Pembrokeshire, back in the early 1980s, a fascinating discovery had just been made in the area: a cache of negative plates taken by a local photographer, Tom Mathias, 1866-1940. The plates had been rescued and restored by another photographer, James Maxwell Davies, and were put on display in the village whereContinue reading “The Covenant and the World of Tom Mathias”

A Covenant of Blood

My new novel, The Covenant, is due out on August 20th and religion is at its heart. It’s ironic that I am, and have always been, an avowed atheist, since religion fascinates me (I even studied it at university). That’s as well because there’s no escaping it in The Covenant. It’s a story focused on the familyContinue reading “A Covenant of Blood”

The Covenant: The Weaker Vessel

I write domestic noir. Or is it historical fiction? Or family sagas? Whatever it is, I do like my main characters to be struggling against the odds, which is probably why they have all been women. Because, even today, being a woman gives a character a head start in the “up against it” league. SetContinue reading “The Covenant: The Weaker Vessel”

The Covenant: Down on the farm

My new novel, The Covenant, which will published in August (available to pre-order now!) is set in the late 19th/early 20th century in West Wales, which was, and still is, relentlessly rural, centred around small market towns and railway halts. Not the agriculture you find in the east, broad rolling acres of golden grain around spacious farmhousesContinue reading “The Covenant: Down on the farm”

Coming fairly shortly: The Covenant

I now have a cover for my next novel, The Covenant, which will be published on August 20th.It’s the prequel to A Time For Silence and is set in the same isolated Pembrokeshire cottage of Cwmderwen. Both books feature a ruined cottage on the cover, but not the same one. Long before I thought of writing any bookContinue reading “Coming fairly shortly: The Covenant”