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Bloody Valentine

As seen on BBC TV 'A Killing in Tiger Bay'

John L Williams



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Oldcastle Books Ltd
01 December 2021
Bloody Valentine is the story of the murder of a young woman called Lynette White in the Cardiff docklands on Valentine's Day 1988.

It's also the story of the miscarriage of justice that came after, when three black men, 'the Cardiff Three', were wrongly convicted of her murder. It's a brutally frank tale of racism and police corruption, terrible misogynist violence and the grim realities of sex work. It's a book that got so close to the bone that the author was sued for libel by the police and received death threats from a variety of minor characters. It's an indelible portrait of life in the underbelly of Thatcher's Britain.

This new edition includes an introduction and afterword bringing the extraordinary, unhappy saga up to date.

'Bloody Valentine is a bloody good book' - Benjamin Zephaniah 'Complex, emotional and moving. Read it' - David Peace on Bloody Valentine
Imprint:   Oldcastle Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780857304698
ISBN 10:   0857304690
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John L Williams was born in Cardiff and now lives in London. He's written a dozen books ranging from his Cardiff Trilogy of novels to biographies of characters as diverse as Michael X and Shirley Bassey. He also writes crime fiction under the name John Lincoln. His journalism has appeared everywhere from the NME to the Financial Times. He co-organises the riotous Laugharne Weekend festival in West Wales.

Reviews for Bloody Valentine: As seen on BBC TV 'A Killing in Tiger Bay'

Bloody Valentine shows Williams' impressive eye for detail to its best advantage * Arena * Bloody Valentine is a bloody good book -- Benjamin Zephaniah Complex, emotional and moving. Read it -- David Peace A powerful and gripping investigation... has all the narrative drive of a good thriller * Yorkshire Post * A sharp-edged social inquiry as much as a crime story * Guardian *

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