Altered Life

Genre: Mystery, Suspense Thrillers

For Fans Of

Ross Macdonald, Robert Crais, Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler and other writers of detective and private investigator novels.

Book Summary

Making a killing in business is one thing - doing it for real is another.

Private Investigator Sam Dyke turns down a job that would require skills that he doesn't have - patience, computer-literacy, tact. Then he finds that the skills he does have - tenacity, aggression, street-smarts - are exactly the ones he needs for his next case - hunting down a cold-blooded murderer who seems to know what his every step will be.

To solve the case Sam must negotiate with his ex-wife, cement a relationship with a new love, unravel an office-based financial fraud and fight off an arrogant murderer armed only with a pen-knife.

Altered Life is fast-paced, bitterly comic and introduces a tough new English private eye who knows what he wants and, usually, how to get it.


"I enjoy Lee Child, Robert Crais, Tess Gerritson. So I think Keith Dixon is up there with the greats." - Amazon Reviewer
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. The story building and building ito an excellent ending. Never letting you take a breath and leaving you wanting more." - Anthony Millington
"Superbly well written ... A plausible scenario, realistic characters and a thoroughly enjoyable telling of the tale. Sam Dyke reminds me of the no-nonsense Jack Reacher, (Lee Child) he has a similar way about him. He's a character who will definitely be making a continued appearance in my library." - Mandy Walkden-Brown
"Ranks along Rebus for me." - Janet Holmes

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About the Author

Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He’s been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary.

He’s the author of seven novels in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing.

When he’s not writing he enjoys reading, learning the guitar, watching movies and binge-inhaling great TV series. He’s currently spending more time in France than is probably good for him.

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