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A former superintendent with Thames Valley Police, with thirty years experience in the force, David Hodges is a prolific crime writer and author of seventeen crime novels plus an autobiography on his life in the police service. His debut crime novel received critical media acclaim and a welcome accolade from Inspector Morse’s creator, the late great Colin Dexter, and since then he has become the author of several successful stand-alone thrillers, including BLAST, TARGET and BURNOUT, published by Lume Books (formerly Endeavour Media).
In particular, his Somerset murder novel series, published by Joffe Books, which is set on the mist-shrouded Somerset Levels in England and features the exploits of feisty detective, Kate, and her easy-going partner, Hayden, has gone from strength to strength. It has attracted keen interest in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia as well as in Britain. The first six previously published thrillers in the series are also available on Audible for sight challenged readers and those who prefer the spoken word.
David’s latest novel in the Somerset Murder Series, STORM ON THE LEVELS, will be published by Joffe Books on 17 October 2023.
David has two married daughters and four grandchildren and lives in the UK with his wife, Elizabeth, where he continues to indulge his passion for thriller writing and to pursue his keen interest in wild life and the countryside.
He is a member of the Crime Writers Association, The Crime Readers Association, The Society of Authors and International Thriller Writers Inc.
Reviews of David Hodges’ Novels.
‘… More please, David Hodges…’ Colin Dexter
‘Makes for a compelling read…’ Tom Casey.
Other Reviews… amazon.co.uk
‘Great Read. It follows on from this author’s other books following Detective Sergeant Kate Lewis’s fight against crime. If you like a crime thriller that you can’t put down, try this one.’
‘Really good read. Perfect length for a thriller. Great blend of traditional and modern.’
‘I have read five of David Hodges’s crime thrillers and enjoyed them all. They are exciting and compulsive reading, the sort of crime novel that you find hard to put down once you pick it up. Can’t wait for his latest thriller to be published. Soon, I hope.’
Queen’s Police Gold Medal Essay Competition: First Prize & Gold Medal, 1986, preceded by two second prizes and one third in successive competitions