As the Crow Flies

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Overview

Rock climbers can’t afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon’s former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

The more Dixon learns about Jake’s life, the more he realises that Jake hadn’t been quite the man he remembered…and a lot of people could have wanted him dead. Once Dixon gets ...

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Overview

Rock climbers can’t afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon’s former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

The more Dixon learns about Jake’s life, the more he realises that Jake hadn’t been quite the man he remembered…and a lot of people could have wanted him dead. Once Dixon gets too close to the truth, those people will emerge from the shadows and kill to protect their secrets.

As the body count rises, Dixon bends the rules to breaking point to lure out a killer and unravel a conspiracy of silence that will rock the sleepy town of Burnham-on-Sea to its core.

As the Crow Flies is the electrifying first novel in the DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477821039
  • Publisher: Amazon Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/20/2015
  • Series: DI Nick Dixon Series, #1
  • Pages: 157
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Damien Boyd is a solicitor by training and draws on his extensive experience of criminal law, along with a spell in the Crown Prosecution Service, to write fast-paced crime thrillers featuring Detective Inspector Nick Dixon.

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  • Posted March 19, 2015

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway from Amazon Publish

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway from Amazon Publishing, Brilliance Publishing and Damien Boyd, on February 3, 2015. Thank you so much for allowing me to read this novel!




    Nick Dixon is an interesting and likable DI recently moved from a large city police force to that of a small community. This is a complex story that stayed elusive for me until the last chapter, and I found it a fast read with a friendly personality and well rounded characters. I would not have thought it to be a first novel. Well done, Mr. Boyd!

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  • Posted January 20, 2015

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    The first in the DI Nick Dixon series, and while entertaining, i

    The first in the DI Nick Dixon series, and while entertaining, it doesn't get off to a blockbuster start.
    The beginning of the book is very full of technical climbing jargon that slows the story down and had me skipping sentences just to get to the meat of the story.
    This isn't a long book so having some space used up unnecessarily took away from the overall story for me. 
    The characters never really took root, they just existed on the page. Especially the main character who seemed very nonchalant about everything. There is much more dictating of tasks to other officers than actual crime solving going on here. 
    While investigating his friends possible murder, he takes time to ask a junior officer on a date. It is these kinds of inconsistencies in his character that make him hard to believe in. 
    I'm hoping this series gets its feet under it and starts to improve as there are two more books in this series hitting the shelves soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    98 pages

    This was a rather short book at 98 pages. It is about rock climbing, or mountian climbing which seem the same. It is an English novel and was free. The author has a problem using names and nouns, on one page alone, the word "he" was used 17 times with no other name or noun in sight. This was very monotonous. For me, this was a so so book. I am not very interested in this subject and sometimes it seemed over technical. This book is rooster lit. Some violence, murder. For ages 18 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Great book

    Well told story

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