A few years ago Keith Dixon had a revelation and realised that what he wanted to do was give up work and write fiction full time.
So since then he's written four novels featuring private eye Sam Dyke and published a non-crime book, Actress. He's also given up work.
The fourth Sam Dyke Investigation, The Bleak, was published in May, 2014.
He's currently sharing his time between the UK and France.
on May 13, 2010 :
Altered Life by Keith Dixon - I couldn't put it down! Six Star!
Keith Dixon has taken the classic American cop–turned–private eye mystery story with all its American–style action but given Sam Dyke a British intricacy by combining the wit, intelligence and complexity of the likes Colin Dexter’s “upper–crust” Morse with the working class background and the reining in of the “madness” with method of Morse’s partner, Lewis.
It has twists and turns, with the clues leading you to think in one direction but actually taking a surprising turn down a different path. The detective solves the mystery, resolves the issues with his old flame and gets the new girl... But does he really? Dixon leaves you with a twist in the tail, wondering whether there’s not more to the mystery than first meets the eye, and wanting more of Sam Dyke.
(reviewed the day of purchase)