Altered Life

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Overview

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...

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Overview

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.

Altered Life has been the number 1 free downloaded hard-boiled crime novel on Amazon UK.

"Right out of the gate, this is an amazing novel for first-time author, Keith Dixon." - Ron Peters, POD People.

"If you like private eye stories, you owe it to yourself to check out Keith Dixon's Altered Life. I had a hard time putting it down and I bet you will too. With this book you'll be in on the ground floor of what is sure to be a successful series of 'Sam Dyke' mysteries." - Dan Marvin, The LL Book Review.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411672932
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Dixon has written four books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and a fifth book, Actress, which has nothing to do with crime. Another Sam Dyke book is in the works.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Excellant

    Keeps you guessing to the end well done!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    276 pages, first person, boring

    This is another across the pond mystery. It is about a private investigator, has 276 pages and is written in the first person. It is well edited and a murder mystery. I was hoping for something along the lines of a Periot mystery. This was not it. This book was so boring, reading blank sheets of paper would have been more stimulating. I read the first 35 pages willingly, hoping the book would improve, I forced myself to read the next 50 or so pages, then gave up completely. I just plain could not make myself finish this book. It is not chick lit. It is rooster lit, especially if the rooster has a very low IQ. My recommendation, skip this freebie. There are many adult topics for ages 18 and over.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Minus stars

    Totally and completely boring. Dont waste time with this drivel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

    A book that I read in 3 days. Entertaining but it became repetit

    A book that I read in 3 days. Entertaining but it became repetitive near the end. Perhaps this is the English version of a Sam Spade novel and I suspect they would get better with time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Great read!

    Musr read

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