Burnham-On-Sea bestselling crime novelist Damien Boyd is set to launch his eleventh novel this month.
Damien will sign copies of Die inside during an exclusive pre-launch at GW Hurley Bookstore in Burnham-On-Sea High Street between 10am and noon on Saturday 19e June.
In Die inside, the new thriller in Damien’s detective series DI Nick Dixon, a brutal murder looks like a gang execution – until the next body is found.
Announcing the release, author Damien Boyd said, “It was written at the height of the pandemic in 2020 and provided me with a welcome escape from the daily regime of bad news. I hope it delivers the same to readers, albeit at a time when life is tiptoeing towards something close to normal.
The popular crime thriller series follows the exploits of Nick Dixon, an Avon & Somerset Chief Inspector of Police based at Express Park Police Center, Bridgwater.
The tenth novel in the series, Down among the dead, was released in May 2020 and the series has sold nearly three million copies worldwide.
“The various blocks and restrictions over the past year have reduced any research I have been able to undertake, so I take the reader on a tour of places in Somerset that are already very familiar to me. No doubt they will spot the signs of a poorly spent youth! he says.
“Newly promoted DCI Nick Dixon is stranded behind a desk when the peace of the Somerset countryside is shattered by a series of sheep killings. Dixon recognizes a sinister pattern: The animals were all shot with a crossbow, the power increasing with each kill. It seems that whoever is in charge is exercising, but for what?
“Then the owner of a yacht that capsized during suspected drug trafficking was found dead, pinned to a tree by four crossbow bolts. Convinced that the murder is a gang execution, the organized crime unit takes over the investigation. “
“Dixon is sure the motif is elsewhere, but he is forced to look sideways – until another body is found.”
Leading a large investigative team at Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters, and with internal politics threatening to thwart him at any moment, Dixon must find the murderer before he kills again .
Damien will sign copies of Die inside during an exclusive pre-launch and secure Covid event at GW Hurley Bookstore in Burnham-On-Sea High Street, between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday 19e June.
Die inside officially released on Tuesday 22sd June and will be available in ebook, paperback and audio format.
Damien produces stories based on his own twenty-five years of experience in the legal profession, including a stint in the Crown Prosecution Service.
His first novel, As the crow flies, was released in April 2013, becoming an international Kindle # 1 bestseller.
Suites, Head in the sand, followed by Kickback, Swansong, death level and death penalty have all been critically acclaimed, with Heads or tails achieve Kindle No. 1 bestseller status in the UK and Australia.