Jake Fayter falls to his death during a routine rock climbing accident. At least that is what the report reads. His parents disagree. So they turn to ..Show More »their son’s old friend, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon. Dixon was once Fayter’s climbing partner and has a hard time believing the report. He knows that there is no way that Jake made the mistake necessary to cause his death. So he begins to investigate. As he digs into his friend’s death he soon realizes that he is not going to like what he discovers.
As The Crow Flies is the first book featuring DI Nick Dixon. He is a quiet man who requested a transfer back to his home area instead of staying in London and working his way up the administrative ladder. Now he has a small place that needs furniture, a dog, and the peace and quiet of the countryside. Of course he also is on the trail of a team of burglars who keep breaking into the houses of the recently deceased. Now he has what appears to him to be the suspicious death of an old friend. Before it is over he will find himself dealing with a smuggling operation, drug dealers, and a killer who won’t go down easy. Boyd’s is an excellent stylist. He brings his characters to life and allows them to develop as the story goes on. The book is full of great characters who you feel you want to know better.
As I read this book I couldn’t help but think that this story and these characters are perfect for a BBC mystery series. This is the kind of detective drama that so many of us have come to know and love over the years. I read a lot of books. Usually over 150 per year. Some of the books are old friends, most are new. The majority of books that I have read I doubt that I will ever read again. Damian Boyd’s DI Nick Dixon novels fall into that rare category of books that I will definitely read and enjoy again and again over the years. I look forward to more in this series. I suggest that you order this book right now. It is the perfect book to take with you on summer holiday. It is also the perfect book to curl up with in your favorite reading chair. In other words, it is just a great book.
Head in the Sand is Book 2 in the 5 novel Detective Inspector Nick Dixon series. The story is an interesting one of multiple decapitated heads of peo..Show More »ple found in golf course sand traps with the bodies found elsewhere. The problem is finding a linkage among the victims beyond that all worked in the medical field.
Napoleon Ryan's narration takes some time to become accustomed to. It's not because he is British (I've lived in the UK and am very accustomed to the various British accents). Ryan does different voices well, but he does tend to over perform a bit.
I look forward to listening to the final three books in this series.
Kickback starts where Head in the Sand ends, with detective Nick Dixon recovering from his knife wound. A trainee jockey has apparently been kicked t..Show More »o death in his stables at the race track by an aggressive horse. The jockey's brother believes he was actually murdered and takes strong steeps to assure that the police are forced to investigate it as such. Thus begins a story of murder, blackmail, and other criminal activities. DI Nick Dixon and his police partner/girlfriend Jane ultimately resolve the case but not before more murder.
This is Book 3 of the five novel Nick Dixon police procedural series. The setting is in the midlands of England.
With Swansong the promise of the DI Nick Dixon series has been fully realized. This is an outstanding multiple murder mystery. Nick Dixon goes under..Show More »cover as a teacher trainee to solve a series of murders that began with his girlfriend at age 16. Recommended!
The DI Nick Dixon detective series Book 5 is the best yet. My only complaint is with narrator Napoleon Ryan. He does an excellent job with male and ..Show More »female voices, but he does some male voices too loudly and some female voices too softly. It makes the volume control difficult to set.
Death Sentence is Book 6 in the Detective Inspector Nick Dixon series. The first novel in the series, As the Crow Flies, was not very good, But the q..Show More »uality improved with each novel until the most recent three have been outstanding 5 star murder mysteries. Napoleon Ryan's narration is consistently excellent.
Using Kindle Unlimited the first 5 books in the series, Kindle + Audible narration, are free to borrow. Without Kindle Unlimited but with Whispersynce for Voice, the books are $4 each for the Kindle and Audible versions combined. Death Sentence is a very recent release, so it is currently more expensive at $.734 for the Audible version.
I recommend this novel as well as all 6 novels in the series.