September 10, 2017
Readers queue up for Burnham-On-Sea author's new Somerset thriller

Fans of a Burnham-On-Sea author queued up to get signed copies of his brand new novel on Saturday (September 9th).

Bestselling author of the DI Nick Dixon Crime Series, Damien Boyd, launched his seventh novel, called Heads Or Tails.

Damien held a signing session at an exclusive pre-launch event at GW Hurley newsagents in Burnham, which was well supported.

"I had a great response, with a long line of readers queuing to get signed copies, which was wonderful to see," he told

The popular series of crime thrillers follows the exploits of Nick Dixon, a detective inspector in the Avon & Somerset Police, based at the new police centre at Express Park, Bridgwater.

The sixth novel in the series, Death Sentence, was published in October 2016 and the series has now sold over one million copies worldwide.

"I have to pinch myself when I think how many people are out there, reading my books," Damien said.

He added: "Nick is on the trail of some serious villains in 'Heads Or Tails' and I’d particularly like to thank BARB Search and Rescue, who were extraordinarily generous with their time during the research stage for the book; Burnham-On-Sea RNLI too. I can’t say any more now, without giving away too much!"

"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?"

Heads or Tails will be officially released on Thursday 14th September and will be available in ebook, paperback and audio formats.

"As the Crow Flies, the first book in the series, has been translated into German, French, Italian and Polish, with the second book, Head in the Sand, also being translated into Italian," added Damien.

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