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David Hodges

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A former superintendent with Thames Valley Police, David Hodges is a prolific crime writer and author of fourteen 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 and TARGET (formerly Endeavour Media, now Lume Books).

In particular, his Somerset Murder Series (Joffe Books), set on the mist-shrouded Somerset Levels in England and featuring the exploits of feisty detective, Kate, and her easy-going partner, Hayden, has gone from strength to strength, attracting keen interest in  Europe, the USA and Australia as well as in Britain, with the last novel in the series, WITCH FIRE ON THE LEVELS, being published by Joffe Books in October 2020 in time for Hallowe’en. Audible have now also released the first six previously  published thrillers in the series and September 2021 saw the author’s debut short crime story, CREEPER ON THE LEVELS, published by Joffe Books in a ‘MURDER MYSTERY & SUSPENSE SHORT STORY COLLECTION box set, which at the time of writing is available free on amazon.

His new novel, STALKER ON THE LEVELS, is due to be published by Joffe Books on 24 November, first as a digital edition (Ref. www.amazon.co.uk/dp/BO9J5HT132)

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 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.’

Other Awards

Queen’s Police Gold Medal Essay Competition: First Prize & Gold Medal, preceded by two second prizes and one third in successive competitions

Books by David Hodges

  • Sandman

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  • Strawfoot

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  • Flashpoint

    Amazon

  • Burnout

    Amazon

  • Slice

    Amazon

  • Firetrap

    Amazon

  • Requiem

    Amazon

  • Reflections in Blue

    Amazon

  • Deadly Secrets

    Amazon

  • Blast

    Amazon

  • Target

    Amazon

  • Murder On The Levels

    Amazon

  • Revenge on the Levels

    Amazon

  • Fear on the Levels

    Amazon

  • Killer on the Levels

    Amazon

  • Secrets On The Levels

    Amazon

  • Death On The Levels

    Amazon

  • Poison On The Levels

    Amazon

  • Witch Fire On The Levels

    Amazon

  • Murder On The Levels

    Amazon

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