Ripley Hayes

Author of the DI Daniel Owen series, set in Wales


Who knew?

Posted on 4th January, 2023

Did you know about the Welsh woollen industry’s connection to the transatlantic slave trade? No, me neither. But there is one. You can find out about it here: Welsh Plain …

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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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