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Very novel

Bookshop located on Lion Street close to the castle. As the name suggests, many murder and mystery... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Lovely little bookshop in Hay On Wye. Selling every kind of mystery and thriller you can think of... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Cara C
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5 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Bookshop located on Lion Street close to the castle. As the name suggests, many murder and mystery books onsale here. Very novel.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely little bookshop in Hay On Wye. Selling every kind of mystery and thriller you can think of. Old house converted to bookstore. Quite small. Police tape outline on the floor. People working their can tell you about the history of the house etc. worth...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cara C
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great character book shop with an excellent range of crime fiction from all manner of ages and countries with an excellent range especially of nordic noir, quite a few authors of that genre i have not come across before, a must visit

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank bulldog19
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Although they sell books which aren't my genre of choice, I still had to have a look around inside the shop because it looked so atmospheric. Best themed shop in town. Not my genre, so I didn't buy anything but I did wish I read...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank GAlsager
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A relatively small store but lots of books nicely ordered. Defenitely worth the visit when you are in town. Nice staff as well.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank CarloHelmond
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I have been here a number of times over the years and have found a good selection of more unusual books and have been able to fill gaps in various seies.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite bookshop in the world and possibly my favourite shop ever! If you love crime fiction this is the place for you. There's a small section on true crime also. It's worth a visit just for the decor. I love it.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank KateBushRockz
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This store has a huge range of crime fiction novels and the rooms are decorated in keeping with the genre. Its not huge but its a great store to browse.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Baker_Bowie
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Our second visit to this bookshop in 5 years and it's such fun. Although they didn't have a particular book in stock this time, we still purchased items and received a loyalty card! It is in partnership with a bookshop over the road, so we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lally-Anna22
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A great bookshop for all things crime. Sections on true crime - but loads of fiction books in alpha order - but great to just browse through some of the titles. Reasonably priced and a place to stop if you have been longing to escape...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sharon H
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