author unveils new crime thriller set in Somerset
Burnham-On-Sea author formally launched his latest novel with
a book signing session in the town on Saturday (March 12th).
Boyd, the best-selling author of the DI Nick Dixon Crime Series
launched Dead Level, his fifth novel, which is focussed around
the Somerset Levels during the major flooding.
signed copies of Dead Level at an exclusive pre-launch event at
GW Hurley in Burnham-On-Sea High Street on Saturday morning, as
Level follows Detective Inspector Nick Dixon as he investigates
a brutal stabbing in the village of Northmoor Green.
popular series of crime thrillers follows the exploits of Nick
Dixon, a fictional detective inspector with Avon & Somerset
Police, based at the new police centre at Express Park, Bridgwater.
"In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the wife of parliamentary
candidate Tom Perry is brutally murdered in an apparent burglary
gone wrong," says Damien.
"With the by-election campaign about to start in earnest,
and the festive season in full swing, torrential rain brings with
it flood warnings on the Somerset Levels."
"Suspended on full pay and transferred to the cold case unit,
Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is languishing on the sidelines
as the investigation into Elizabeth Perrys murder unravels
and the floodwaters rise."
"Returning to duty, Dixon is convinced that the answer lies
hidden in Tom Perrys political life, but why was Elizabeth
the target and not her husband? The more Dixon uncovers, the further
he is from finding the truth."
added: "Early feedback has, once again, been overwhelmingly
positive and I hope that fans of the series will think it has
been worth the wait!"
"Dead Level would not have been possible without the co-operation
of the Avon & Somerset Police. I would also like to pay tribute
to the Burnham-On-Sea RNLI whose assistance was invaluable. Needless
to say, the RNLI save the day, and the time they spent with me
ensuring the technical details of the rescue were correct was
pure gold. I cannot thank them enough!'"