In Two Minds
Praise for Alis Hawkins:
'Beautifully written, cunningly plotted, with one of the most interesting central characters.' E.S. Thomson
'The most interesting crime creation of the year.' Phil Rickman
Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has begun work as the acting coroner of Teifi Valley with solicitor's clerk John Davies
A faceless body is found on a beach and Harry is called up to lead the inquest. Everyone would like a quick resolution. After all, inquests cost money. But Harry doesn’t work like that and is determined to find out exactly what happened and who ...more
Wales in the 1800s is a challenging place for Harry Probert - Lloyd, as unwilling heir to his elderly father and battling with diminishing sight. Having returned home from London where he worked as a lawyer, he is once again intent on finding out more about a death which defies easy explanation as acting coroner of Tefi Valley. In this, the second Teifi Valley Coroner novel, the odds seem even more stacked against Harry, as he insists on investigating the death of a mysterious man despite ...more
Harry is going blind, so relies on John to be his eyes and they work so well as a team that Harry wonders ...more
Thank you to Emily at Dome Press for my gifted copy of the book in return for a fair and honest review.
'In Two Minds' picks up from Book one in the series 'None so Blind' but can be read as a standalone novel.
Harry has returned home to Wales due to his failing sight and his father is pushing for him to take over the family seat of Glentefi but Harry is determined to ...more
Crime fiction is not a genre I read widely – never has been – but Alis Hawkins’ historical crime series holds a special place in my heart, and that, I believe, is down to the reading trait of connections.
Regardless of the time period in which a book is set, ...more
In between, readers are treated to the whys and wherefores of the lives of Probert-Lloyd and Davies; the rich man ...more
This book I found to be atmospheric, it is set in Wales in the 1800s. It had great descriptions and really set everything for me.
Alis has created some strong characters especially in Harry Probert-Llyod and John Davies. Both kept my interest throughout.
I found this book to be intriguing, when I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about it and just what may come our way next and exactly how things would ...more
This is an excellent second outing for Harry and John. The story moves along at pace with descriptive narrative that transports the reader easily into the lives of the characters. The plot unfolded seamlessly and kept me guessing to the end