Catrin Collier

Karen Watkins (1948, E) is a Pontypridd novelist of East Prussian descent. Writing as Catrin Collier she is known for her historical works, like the ‘Hearts of Gold‘ series set in her hometown between 1930 and 1950.  As Katherine John and Caro French she is also a successful crime thriller writer and modern fiction writer respectively. Her works have been made into drama for the BBC and the thriller ‘By Any Name‘ has also been made into an action film. She is one of Wales’ most successful authors. Ty Catrin, an adult education centre in Pontypridd, was named in her honour in 2002.

Website – www.catrincollier.co.uk


Books

‘Hearts of Gold’ series

  • (1992). Hearts of Gold. Century.
  • (1993). One Blue Moon. Century.
  • (1994). A Silver Lining. Century.
  • (1995). All That Glitters. Century.
  • (1996). Such Sweet Sorrow. Century.
  • (1997). Past Remembering. Century.
  • (1998). Broken Rainbows. Century.
  • (2000). Spoils of War. Century.

Swansea trilogy

  • (2001). Swansea Girls. Orion.
  • (2002). Swansea Summer. Orion.
  • (2003). Homecoming. Orion.

‘Beggars & Choosers’ series

  • (2003). Beggars & Choosers. Orion.
  • (2004). Winners & Losers. Orion.
  • (2004). Sinners & Shadows. Orion.
  • (2005). Finders & Keepers. Orion.

Tiger Bay

  • (2006). Tiger Bay Blues. Orion.
  • (2006). Tiger Ragtime. Orion.
  • (2007). One Last Summer. Orion.
  • (2008). Magda’s Daughter. Orion.
  • (2009). Black Eyed Devils.
  • (2011). Bobby’s Girl. Allison & Busby.

‘Trevor Joseph’ series:

  • (1990). Without Trace. Century.
  • (1993). Six Foot Under. Headline. (aka Midnight Murders)
  • (1994). Murder of a Dead Man. Headline.
  • (2006). The Corpse’s Tale.
  • (2006). Midnight Murders. (aka Six Foot Under)
  • (2008). Black Daffodil.
  • (2008). A Well Deserved Murder.
  • (2010). Destruction of Evidence.
  • (1995). By Any Other Name. Headline. (aka By Any Name)
  • (2007). The Amber Knight.
  • (2011). Wake Wood. Hammer.
  • The Grand
  • (1997). The Grand. Simon & Schuster.
  • (1999). The Grand II – Under New Management. Simon & Schuster.
  • (2004). Coronation Street: The Complete Saga. Granada Media

The Farcreek Trilogy

  • (1995). Lady Luck (Farcreek 1). Pocket Books.
  • (1995). Lady Lay (Farcreek 2). Pocket Books.
  • (1995). Lady Chance (Farcreek 3). Pocket Books.

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