Sub-genre: Action thriller, Biography, Crime Thriller, detective, female detective, female investigator, female sleuth, mystery, Non Fiction, Police, psychological, Psychological Thriller, Romantic Thriller/Suspense, Somerset, suspense, thriller, thrillers
A former superintendent with Thames Valley Police, David Hodges is a prolific crime writer and author of thirteen 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 (Endeavour Media) and SLICE (Joffe 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 Lewis (nee Hamblin), and her easy-going partner, Hayden, has gone from strength to strength, attracting keen interest in the USA as well as in Britain. Earlier this year, saw David’s seventh crime novel in the Somerset Murder Series, POISON ON THE LEVELS, published by Joffe Books and, in September, a Box Set of 7 of his novels, THE COMPLETE DETECTIVE KATE HAMBLIN MYSTERY SERIES, was published at a very advantageous price for a limited period. His latest novel, WITCH FIRE ON THE LEVELS, has now been released by Joffe Books (27 October) in time for readers looking forward to a creepy Hallowe’en read, and the novel may be pre-ordered now on amazon.
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 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. He is very much a supporter of local libraries and other literary initiatives.
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, preceded by two second prizes and one third in successive competitions