Death Sentence by Damien Boyd

Death Sentence by Damien Boyd

Another original and complex murder investigation begins when the body of a Falklands War veteran is found in a pillbox beside a local canal. DI Nick Dixon is soon on the case, but the lack of clues, evidence and motive stifles his inquiries.

It’s a slow slog that eventually bears fruit as the death is linked to others, who share a common thread, linking back to the war. From here, Dixon and his team are in a race against time before the killer strikes again.

It’s an intriguing mystery, based around events in the Falklands War in 1982. As with previous books in the series, the plot is intricate and complex, keeping you guessing as the detectives slowly piece together what happened, despite obstacles and red tape. It all adds up to an absorbing read, filled with suspense, tension and some welcome humour and backstory to lighten the mix.

This is fast becoming one of my favourite crime series.


The body of an elderly man is found in an abandoned World War Two pillbox beside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. With no obvious motive and no credible suspect, DI Nick Dixon starts digging into the victim’s past.

The more he digs, the deeper Dixon is drawn into a case that takes him from the cave systems beneath rural Somerset to the heart of government, and threatens to expose a military cover-up at the highest level.

Blocked by a wall of silence, Dixon must unravel a dangerous conspiracy before the killer strikes again.

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