Ripley Hayes

Author of the DI Daniel Owen series, set in Wales


On moving house and losing a friend

Posted on 13th November, 2022

In the middle of moving from the cabin-in-the-woods to the-house-in-the-town I had to take one of my dogs on her final journey. I still haven’t completed the move, but we’re …

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The clock and I

Posted on 16th October, 2022

I have always wanted a long case clock, aka a grandfather clock. I have no idea why, and I have never shared a house with anyone who understood my craving. …

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On forts

Posted on 25th September, 2022

I had a plan to write a book about Charlie, Daniel Owen’s frequent sidekick and friend. I started the book, and I have a clear story that I want to …

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