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Sam Dyke, a modern, British Marlowe,
This review is from: Altered Life (Sam Dyke Investigations Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I came across Keith Dixon three or so years ago when I first published my novels in print via Lulu. Though I don't remember specifically chatting with him, his was a name I regularly saw on various Lulu forums and I had been left with the impression that he likely wrote well.
When someone recently suggested I should read "Altered Life", I recognized Dixon's name and decided to see if my past impressions had been correct so I gave his first novel a go. I confirm that Dixon not only writes well, he writes exceptionally well.
In the spirit of Chandler's Marlowe, though with an unmistakable British voice and style, Dixon's prose flows seamlessly and pulls in the reader from page one. His characters are real; flawed, imperfect, human. His story is well thought out, believable and holds together without the slightest glitch. Though not a novel of non-stop action, the suspense grips the reader and forces him, or her, to read just another page, or chapter, or more.
As an added bonus, Dixon's grammar, copy-editing and formatting is among the best I've seen in recent years. I give "Altered Life" a well deserved 5 stars.