Book Review: Heads or Tails by Damien Boyd


HEADS OR TAILS is the highly anticipated latest novel in the bestselling DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.

A man has been mutilated and left to drown on the incoming tide, handcuffed in his van. With the murder bearing a striking resemblance to a string of sadistic killings carried out with surgical precision in 1990s gangland Manchester, it can mean only one thing: the killer is back.

Transferred to the Major Investigation Team, DI Nick Dixon is assigned a new partner and sent to Manchester. Meanwhile, the gruesome murders in Somerset continue.

Convinced of a connection with the unsolved gangland killings, and with the odds stacked against him, Dixon takes the ultimate gamble, determined to bring the killer to justice before it’s too late.

But is it the same killer? If so, why has he resurfaced now? And how many more must die?

This is the seventh novel that features the principal character of Detective Inspector Nick Dixon.  He works in the Avon and Somerset Police Department, which is attached to the Bridgewater CID. He is aged in his early thirties and lives a single life.

Dixon owns a Staffie known as Monty and drives an old model of Land Rover. He is diabetic and lives in a cottage which he has rented and located in Brent Knoll. Nick Dixon is the winner of the George Medal and is not allowed by his landlord to keep pets in the cottage as per the agreement.

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.