Crime anthology consists of story by Penarth author Claire Boot

A CRIME story written by a Penarth girl and set within the city itself has been included in a brand new anthology.

Solid a Lengthy Shadow – printed by Honno Press –  is an anthology of 20 crime quick tales written by Welsh girls, and consists of The Oba’s Head, which was written by 42-year-old Claire Boot who lives in Penarth.

Penarth Times: Penarth writer Claire Boot
Penarth author Claire Boot

What is the e book about?

Captain Bevan has retired to Penarth, the place his research is stuffed with objects collected throughout his army campaigns in Africa.

His housekeeper, Mrs Cadwallader, is sprucing a blackened metallic sculpture of a head when she is startled by a person standing on the window. To her eyes, he seems to be precisely just like the sculpture in her fingers.

Two days later, Captain Bevan is lifeless, and the sculpture is lacking.

Penarth Times: Cast a Long Shadow includes The Oba's Head by Claire BootSolid a Lengthy Shadow consists of The Oba’s Head by Claire Boot

“I used to be impressed to set the story in Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry in 1911, as it is a fascinating interval domestically on the top of the coal commerce,”

stated Ms Boot.

“I additionally drew upon the historical past of the Benin Bronzes. Now present in museums throughout Europe and the USA, the Benin Bronzes had been looted by British troopers in 1897 from present-day Nigeria and there are requires the artefacts to be returned.”

Claire Boot’s latest writing embody:

She additionally writes scripts for Spring Harvest, together with her fiction printed in Nationwide Flash Fiction Day and Bathtub Flash Fiction Award anthologies.

Discover out extra concerning the creator and her work at

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