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In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the wife of parliamentary candidate Tom Perry is brutally murdered in an apparent burglary gone wrong.
With the by-election campaign about to start in earnest and the festive season in full swing, torrential rain brings with it flood warnings on the Somerset Levels.
Suspended on full pay and transferred to the cold case unit, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is languishing on the sidelines as the investigation into Elizabeth Perry's murder unravels and the floodwaters rise.
Returning to duty, Dixon is convinced that the answer lies hidden in Tom Perry's political life, but why was Elizabeth the target and not her husband? The more Dixon uncovers, the further he is from finding the truth....
Dead Level is the fifth novel in Damien Boyd's addictive DI Nick Dixon Crime Series.
©2016 Damien Boyd (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Trish R. on 09-22-16

Overall a super series..

I noticed in this series that the first book had 173 pages and the page count got higher with each book, with this one having 354. However, it was like the author forgot how to use verbal expressions in this book, as he went along: no exclaimed, muttered, mumbled, yelled, replied, and the like. In this book he thought “said” was enough, since that one word was used 757 times. Don’t think for a minute that one word used that many times isn’t noticeable. It drove me nuts. And, since the next book, due out in October, is 352 pages long I’m not sure I’ll read it. To me, that’s just the lazy way to write, but that’s just my opinion.

Having said that, this was a pretty good mystery: who paid to have a pregnant Elizabeth Perry killed? And why? Oh, and that was just the first murder. And then there was the shooting by the police who are usually unarmed. Where the US refers to it as a “bulletproof vest” it’s called a “stabbing vest” in this series.

Needless to say, I was totally surprised to find out who paid for the killing of Elizabeth and why. WOW!

Again, no romance, no kissing, no nothing. These were all murder/suspense/mysteries NOT romances.

There was swearing and the F-bomb was used 12 times.

Over all, it was a quite the mystery, but not as good as a couple of the others’ from this series.

As to the narrator: I enjoyed every second of all 5 books because of Napoleon Ryan’s narration. He did so many voices, and they were all wonderful.


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5 out of 5 stars
By Wayne on 05-12-16

Outstanding detective thriller!

The DI Nick Dixon detective series Book 5 is the best yet. My only complaint is with narrator Napoleon Ryan. He does an excellent job with male and female voices, but he does some male voices too loudly and some female voices too softly. It makes the volume control difficult to set.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 04-11-16


Excellent story but didn't like the male voice interpretation. Female voice same each character, terrible.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Angela on 03-01-17

Good listening.

Almost gave up on this book due to the annoying way that the narrator gave all his female voices the same voice!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pamala Barnett on 10-01-17

Just gets better and better

Each book in the series just gets better and better. Narration of characters spot on and leads your imagination deep into the story.

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