When a badly decomposed body is discovered during an archaeological dig on the Sedgemoor battlefield, Avon and Somerset police are notified immediately. The remains are recent, and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Lewis knows exactly who they have found.
A single stab wound from a curved blade implicates convicted serial killer Daniel Parker, who Lewis arrested fifteen years ago.
With Parker’s appeal hearing imminent, Lewis comes under intense pressure to pin this new murder on him quickly and quietly. It’s an open and shut case—and Lewis should know—so why then does he insist on assigning it to DI Nick Dixon?
As Dixon starts to re-examine the original investigation, shocking revelations come in from the forensics team. And just as Dixon’s worst fears begin to surface, another body is found…
Down Among the Dead is the tenth novel in Damien Boyd’s addictive DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.
‘As a local historian living on the Somerset Levels I couldn’t fault the research undertaken for this novel – a mammoth task in itself.’
‘Another cracking tale from this master of the art which incorporates his extensive knowledge of the historic County of Somerset and its history.’
‘Always well written, always characterful, always with a great sense of place. Now with a great sense of period. While the historical background found a place here it did not overwhelm the here and now. Very satisfying story from a great storyteller.’
‘Modern day serial killings expertly woven with the blood shed in a battle of three centuries past. Tension, suspense and a brilliant narrative all interwined with superb imagery that draws the reader in and keeps them gripped from start to finish.’