An Audio Christmas Story: Christmas Buffet Roulette by Gail Williams

During the run up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Christmas Buffet Roulette By Gail Williams Gail Williams audio story- The Christmas Buffet tells the story of the Owen family and how it changes forever as they all gather for Lord Owen's final Christmas, but will his imminent death change the family dynmatic forever? Christmas Buffet Roulette Spotify To read more about GB Williams, visit her page here GB Williams Crime Cymru Page To read some more of GB Williams’s work, click here GB Williams Amazon...
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A Christmas Story: The Christmas Spirit by Thorne Moore

During the run up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. The Christmas Spirit is an exhilarating tale by Thorne Moore of an account and a tea pot at Christmas. The Christmas Spirit by Thorne Moore It was a porcelain teapot, with flowers and a couple of bucolic figures. Being practical, I look at a teapot and think, will it pour without dribbling? But such thoughts did not bother Mrs Barraclough. For her, the flowery teapot was pure perfection, dribbles or no. ‘That’s it!’ She clapped her...
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A Christmas Story: The Reckoning by Graham Watkins

During the run up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. The Reckoning is a hard-luck story by Graham Watkins that shows the hardship that all seems to accumulate at the Christmas season. The Reckoning by Graham Watkins 'Due to me this day £4. 7s and...' Ink falls from the nib onto the page. It runs, like a tiny black stream, across the words. I return the pen to the inkwell and blot the mess. The kitchen door opens. Water drips across the tiles. A bucket scrapes...
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A Christmas Story: The Night Visit by Alison Layland

A Christmas Story: The Night Visit by Alison Layland

During the run up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. The Night Visit is a chilling tale by Alison Layland of a couple arriving at the eerie town of Llanwenydd. The Night Visit by Alison LayLand The snow whirled down, the flakes white against the dark sky, grey as they entered the beam of the headlights. No two ways about it, they were lost. ‘I’m getting worried about this; we’ll have to find somewhere to stay the night if we can,’ she said. So much for getting...
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A Christmas Story : Clan by Sally Spedding

During the run-up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Clan is a fast-paced and thrilling story by Sally Spedding following a young bar maid's treacherous journey home after a long night shift. Clan by Sally Spedding Monday 15th December 2008. The drizzle hadn’t let up all day. Sly and silent in the growing dusk, it now permeated Fiona Carter’s clothing, chilling her skin as she walked from Kilforgan’s only pub to her small red hatchback in the overflow car park across the road. “See ye...
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A Christmas Story in Welsh: Cadair Idris by Gareth W Williams

During the run-up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Stori fer drawiadol gan Gareth W. Williams sy'n ein hatgoffa am bwer storÏau yn ein bywydau. Cadair Idris by Gareth W Williams Tafarn wledig rhyw bum milltir o’r dre oedd ac ydy’r Crown. Ces i job yno’n gweithio tu ôl i’r bar yn ystod gwyliau’r haf tra’n fyfyriwr. Doedd hi ddim yn rhy bell i yrru yno. Pobol leol gan mwyaf yn ystod y gaeaf ond doi cryn dipyn o ymwelwyr yno yn ystod yr haf...
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A Christmas Story: Matlock and the Night Before by Eamonn Griffin

During the run-up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Matlock and the Night Before is an eerie tale by Eamonn Griffin of Dan Matlock’s walk through the snowy streets to conduct business on the night of Christmas eve. Matlock and the Night Before by Eamonn Griffin A partial thaw had refrozen. Dan Matlock walked on the road. Safer in the salted slush by the kerb than up on the pavement. That’s how you broke your hip, skidding where footfall had polished the snow to...
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A Christmas Story: Tidings of Comfort and Joy by Cathy Ace

During the run-up to Christmas, the authors of Crime Cymru have come together to post short Christmas stories throughout December to the Crime Cymru website and its social media platforms. There will be a story every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday until the 22nd of December. Each story will be by a different author to keep your thirst for crime fiction alive while the stress of Christmas takes over. We hope you enjoy our festive tales and on behalf of all the authors, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Tidings of Comfort and Joy is an amusing tale by Cathy Ace of a Swansea based couple who lack the Christmas spirit towards their fellow neighbours. Tidings of Comfort and Joy by Cathy Ace ‘John Evans is dead. It’s in the newspaper. It must be true. Poor dab.’ Gladys Pritchard waved the South Wales Evening Post in front of her husband. ‘Good riddance,’ muttered her spouse. Gladys gave him a sour look over her glasses. ‘Died peacefully...
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Like, Love, Kill Episode 8

Each Sunday, Cal Smyth's social media thriller Like, Love, Kill is serialised via Crime Cymru. Here is the final episode... 33 As Kel steps out of the art studio, she mentally goes over her previous notes on Irina. Just in case there is anything she has missed. Is there someone who would know Irina’s contacts and would bear a grudge? A name jumps out at her: Rupert Wilkinson, former art patron of UCASS. After Irina’s art-sex video, she gained renown while he lost his position. The man just might have vengeful feelings. Kel googles Rupert Wilkinson on her phone. The most recent reference to his name is in a Gloucester Evening Post article a year earlier. The headline is: ‘Former UCASS Art Patron Vanishes.’ Kel reads the article: ‘Rupert Wilkinson, former art patron of UCASS, has been declared missing after he failed to turn up to court for divorce proceedings. His estranged wife, Camilla Wilkinson filed for divorce following a video of Mr Wilkinson having sex with...
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Like, Love, Kill Episode 7

Each Sunday, Cal Smyth's social media thriller Like, Love, Kill is serialised via Crime Cymru. Here is episode 7…   27 Kel, Caitlin, Irina and Mike are being balled out by Inspector Christie. With the four of them sitting around a desk in the library and Inspector Christie standing over them, it feels like being back in school. Each of them has had their individual statements taken down. Now, the inspector has them all together, his voiced raised as he says: ‘Do you realise how much more difficult you have just made catching the killer? I’ve now got all four of you to cross check with fingerprints at the scene. Not to mention time wasted taking statements about how you came to be in the victim’s flat and then finding out your plan might have in fact instigated the victim’s death.’ Kel understands Inspector Christie’s anger. They’ve fucked up. Or she has. Quite obviously, Toby isn’t the killer because he’s as dead as a dodo. She...
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