author set to unveil his fourth crime novel
Burnham-On-Sea author is set to publish his fourth crime novel
Boyd is set to unveil his long-awaited fourth novel in his DI
Nick Dixon crime series.
been a long time coming but I am delighted that 'Swansong' will
finally be released on Tuesday 7th April 2015," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
popular crime thrillers follow the exploits of Nick Dixon, a detective
inspector in Avon & Somerset Police, based at Bridgwater.
The third novel in the series, Kickback, was published last year.
then it's been a bit of a fairytale, really," said Damien.
"What started out as a hobby to keep me occupied on the long,
dark winter nights exploded into something beyond my wildest imagining."
the weeks that followed the publication of 'Kickback' I was approached
by a TV producer, two literary agents and then latterly by a publisher
who made me an offer I couldn't refuse!"
end result is that the series is now published by Thomas &
Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing UK, which I hope explains
the delay in the publication of 'Swansong'."
first task was the re-launch of the first three books in the series,
'As the Crow Flies', 'Head in the Sand' and 'Kickback', with professional
copy editing and proofreading and all that entails."
books are all now available in the various audio formats too,
which take time to produce. 'Swansong' follows on from that. 'As
the Crow Flies' is even being translated into German," added
in a fictional boarding school in Taunton, and with much the action
taking place in and around the town, 'Swansong' follows DI Dixon
as he goes undercover.
Swan, a sixth form student, has been murdered. First, her ring
finger is severed, then her throat is cut. With the investigation
going nowhere fast, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is sent undercover
as a trainee teacher into Isobels boarding school."
to find the killer, he must first confront his inner demons and
lay to rest the ghosts lurking in his own past - if he can. As
Dixon digs deeper, the stakes have never been higher and a murder
has never felt so personal."
feedback has been overwhelmingly positive," added Damien.
"And I hope that fans of the series will think it has been
worth the wait!"
mark the publication of the fourth instalment, Damien will be
signing copies of 'Swansong' at GW Hurley in Burnham at 10am on
Saturday 11th April.