Wales is the setting for all the Accounting for Murder series
Although living in Wales, my hero, Frank Hill, is a Lancastrian, like myself, who has settled in Cardiff, as I once did. All his adventures take place in the Principality, apart from some forays into England in the course of an investigation. The action in Book I, Double Entry, takes place partly in Cardiff, partly in Aberystwyth, and some in London. Most of Book II, Old Money, happens in Castell Coch, just outside Cardiff and some in the city itself.
Where in Wales is New Money set?
New Money is set at a fictitious riding centre in Pembrokeshire: a lovely place for a holiday. In the novel, there people spend time on the beach and on the sea as well as on horses. The characters have a lot of fun, which is spoiled by a murder. The county does not really have a high murder rate. Don’t let this put you off.
Why am I particularly glad of the choice of Wales as the setting?
I have had to adapt the novel to take into account the realities of social distancing – not that the characters always comply. I have commented before that I failed to foresee the government’s mess-up over A-level results, but I hope you could overlook that. It hardly affects the story. I am glad it was not in England, because it would have been harder to keep up with alll the changes in the rules, especially in the North West, where I live now. That is a benefit of living in Wales in real life, not just in fiction. Enjoy it – and enjoy the book!