A BESTSELLING author has turned to Wrexham for his latest North Wales-based thriller.

The Wrexham Killings is the 16th book in Simon McCleave's DI Ruth Hunter Snowdonia series, which has now hit more than two million sales.

In the new release, it seems a horrendous crime has been committed, when a young woman is discovered in Wrexham covered in someone else's blood. The only questions are who and where but there's a major problem, she can't remember a thing - not even her name. Once the grisly crime has been uncovered, the Llancastell CID team must track down the killer before they strike again.

Originally born in South London, writer Simon left university and went on to work in television and film development. He was a script editor at the BBC, a producer at Channel 4, before working as a story analyst in Los Angeles.

He then became a script writer for television and film, writing for Silent Witness, Murder In Suburbia, Teachers, Attachments, The Bill, EastEnders and many more.

His first book, The Snowdonia Killings, was released in January 2020 and soon became an Amazon bestseller, reaching No 1 in the UK chart and selling more than 400,000 copies. His 14 subsequent novels in the DI Ruth Hunter Snowdonia series have all ranked in the Amazon Top 10, with many hitting the top of the digital charts.

The North Wales based DI Ruth Hunter books are now set to be filmed as a major new television series, with shooting to begin in North Wales in 2024. Simon has also been commissioned to write a 'Welsh Cowboy' television series based on the Snowdonia drovers of the 19th century.

He also has a highly successful Anglesey-based crime series with publishing giants Harper Collins.

The Wrexham Killings by Simon McCleave is due to be published on July 30.