Sam Dyke

7 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

Altered Life Publisher's Summary

Making a killing in business is one thing - doing it for real is another.

Private Investigator Sam Dyke turns down a job that would require skills that he doesn't have - patience, computer-literacy, tact. Then he finds that the skills he does have - tenacity, aggression, street-smarts - are exactly the ones he needs for his next case - hunting down a cold-blooded murderer who seems to know what his every step will be.

To solve the case Sam must negotiate with his ex-wife, cement a relationship with a new love, unravel an office-based financial fraud, and fight off an arrogant murderer armed only with a pen-knife. Altered Life is fast-paced, bitterly comic, and introduces a tough new English private eye who knows what he wants and, usually, how to get it.

©2006 Keith Dixon (P)2015 Keith Dixon
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  • Book 1

    • Altered Life

    • Sam Dyke Investigation, Book 1
    • By: Keith Dixon
    • Narrated by: Rob Ellis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Private Investigator Sam Dyke turns down a job that would require skills that he doesn't have - patience, computer-literacy, tact. Then he finds that the skills he does have - tenacity, aggression, street-smarts - are exactly the ones he needs for his next case - hunting down a cold-blooded murderer who seems to know what his every step will be.

    • Sam Dyke Investigation, Book 1
    • By: Keith Dixon
    • Narrated by: Rob Ellis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Private Lie

    • Sam Dyke Investigation, Book 2
    • By: Keith Dixon
    • Narrated by: Rob Ellis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Investigator Sam Dyke has never met his son Daniel. Until today. And then he wishes he hadn't. Because Daniel has a girlfriend who isn't really suitable... and, it turns out, is missing. In fact, she's mixed up in a world of corruption and violence centering around the Ginger Twins - monstrous criminals who extend their crooked web from Liverpool to Manchester and all stops in between.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Hard Swim

    • Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 3
    • By: Keith Dixon
    • Narrated by: Rob Ellis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    February 1942: The Struma, a broken-down steamer, explodes and sinks in the Black Sea, drowning 768 Rumanian Jews fleeing the Nazis and heading for Palestine, and safety. June 1944: 31 SAS soldiers are captured behind enemy lines and are forced to dig their own graves before being shot and buried in a forest in the heart of France. Seventy years later: A young woman is attacked in the grounds of Edinburgh Zoo - the attacker seeking the document that might link these two wartime events.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • The Bleak

    • Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 4
    • By: Keith Dixon
    • Narrated by: Rob Ellis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    For Sam, taking this particular case is not promising. His client is a secretary who's watching her boss fall apart, and she can't bear it. The case requires subtlety and finesse and so isn't his usual kind of job. But he likes her and takes it anyway. And he soon discovers that it's not the pressures of work that are getting to her boss. It's his colleagues, a group of cultish scientists.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not great

    • By Anonymous User on 11-28-17
    • Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 4
    • By: Keith Dixon
    • Narrated by: Rob Ellis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 01-31-17
    • 2 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

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  • Book 7

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