Down Among the Dead by Damien Boyd

Published February 19, 2022

Down Among the Dead by Damien Boyd

Book info

  • Title Down Among the Dead
  • Author Damien Boyd
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Thriller

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…


I’m almost up to date with this great series, following the adventures of Nick Dixon and his fellow gang of police, doctors, friends and more. This time we’re diving into history, with an archaeological dig bringing up more than just old mosaic pieces. I like how this was part cold-case and part serial-killer and there was a family element as well. And of course, the big moment at the end of the book that is going to change the future course of the series… Can’t wait to get on to the next one.

Rating: 4 / 5

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