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Altered Life
     

Altered Life

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by Keith Dixon
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475106008
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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Meet the Author

Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He's been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary. He's the author of seven novels in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing. When he's not writing he enjoys reading, learning the guitar, watching movies and binge-inhaling great TV series. He's currently spending more time in France than is probably good for him.

Learn more about Keith by following him on Twitter @keithyd6, by reading his blog at www.cwconfidential.blogspot.com or connect with him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SamDykeInvestigations/ On his website you can download a couple of free books and find out more about the others: www.keithdixonnovels.com.

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Altered Life 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you guessing to the end well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally and completely boring. Dont waste time with this drivel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it very difficult to remain interested in this story, but I managed to read the whole book. It never really captured the essence of suspence until about the final 30 pages when the killer had already been revealed. I did not guess the identity of the killer, yet I found the story to be rather boring and the book too long by about half. The story is set in England, with many references to specific highways that were meaningless to me and use of colloquialisms that were equally meaningless. It's not the worst of books, but I would not recommend investing either time or money on this book when there are so many better reads from which to choose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally...a good writer with an excellent command of the English language, who also properly proofreads the manuscript! The only drawback is that he wasted his superb writing skills by telling a story whose protagonist is the most inept, bumbling, boring and ill equiped private investigator who only a six year old child could imagine as possibly being capable of doing a professional job. Aaaarrrgghh!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with interesting characters, a nice escape
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The mystery kept me intrigued to the end, and I'm a chick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keith Dixon has put forth a very well written story. This is an entertaining novel that is well worth your time. The characters are intriguing and the story flows along at a good pace.
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2_Tired More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Musr read
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