Burnham-On-Sea author Damien Boyd has this week announced the release of his tenth crime novel.

The new installment in Damien’s best-selling DI Nick Dixon crime series, called ‘Down Among the Dead’, sees Somerset’s bloody past meet a dangerous present.

Damien told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It comes at a time of uncertainty for all, but I do hope readers will think it worth the wait.”

“I have long been fascinated by the Battle of Sedgemoor; the last battle fought on English soil and right on Nick’s doorstep too.”

“It would have been criminal not to include it in a novel and it certainly made for some very interesting research!”

Damien adds: “When a badly decomposed body is discovered during an archaeological dig on the Sedgemoor battlefield, Avon and Somerset police are notified immediately. The remains are recent, and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Lewis knows exactly who they have found.”

The popular series of crime thrillers follows the exploits of Nick Dixon, a detective inspector in the Avon & Somerset Police, based at the police centre at Express Park, Bridgwater.

In the new book, a single stab wound from a curved blade implicates convicted serial killer Daniel Parker, who Lewis arrested fifteen years ago.

With Parker’s appeal hearing imminent, Lewis comes under intense pressure to pin this new murder on him quickly and quietly. It’s an open and shut case—and Lewis should know—so why then does he insist on assigning it to DI Nick Dixon?

As Dixon starts to re-examine the original investigation, shocking revelations come in from the forensics team. And just as Dixon’s worst fears begin to surface, another body is found…”

Sadly this time, Damien will not be signing copies of ‘Down Among the Dead’ at GW Hurley book shop in Burnham-On-Sea, but he hopes to catch up with readers at an event in the autumn.

The new book will instead be officially released on Wednesday 6th May and will be available in ebook, paperback and audio formats.

Damien’s series featuring DI Nick Dixon has sold over two and a half million copies worldwide and has been translated into several different languages.


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