Christmas Crime with Clare Mackintosh

We’re delighted to announce the return of our hugely popular Christmas Crime night! On Thursday 1 December we’ll be welcoming international bestseller Clare Mackintosh to Penarth to talk about her tantalising new novel, The Last Party. Set on New Year’s Eve in North Wales, The Last Party is the first book in an unmissable new series which introduces DC Ffion Morgan. It is a mystery with echoes of Agatha Christie and Scandi-noir but with a modern edge all of Clare’s own, featuring her signature strong characters, heartfelt emotion and unpredictable twists and turns.

Crime, wine and mince pies, what’s not to love? We’ll see you there…


The Last Party… at midnight one of them is dead. By morning, all of them are suspects.

On New Year’s Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His lakeside holiday homes are a success, and he’s generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wealthy neighbours. This will be the party to end all parties. But not everyone is there to celebrate. By midnight, Rhys will be floating dead in the freezing waters of the lake.

On New Year’s Day, DC Ffion Morgan has a village full of suspects. The tiny community is her home, so the suspects are her neighbours, friends and family- and Ffion has her own secrets to protect. With a lie uncovered at every turn, soon the questions isn’t who wanted Rhys dead…but who finally killed him.

In a village with this many secrets, a murder is just the beginning.


Clare Mackintosh is the multi-award-winning author of five Sunday Time bestselling novels, including I Let You Go, which was the fastest-selling debut thriller in the year it was released. Translated into forty languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 64 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart.

Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant. She now writes full time and live in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

Tickets: £18 including a SIGNED hardback copy of The Last Party /or £8 for the event only- both ticket options include a mine pie and glass of wine on arrival 




Dec 01 2022


7:30 pm




All Saints Lesser Hall


Griffin Books