A. D. Davies
A. D. Davies grew up in Leeds, West Yorkshire. In high school his ambition was to be a writer of horror novels, although in adult life he became an avid fan of crime fiction. After a long stint in an unsatisfying job, he attended the University of Leeds where he attained a degree in creative writing.
Now writing novels, his signature style involves placing characters in dangerous, heightened situations, where violence isn’t constant, but when it does surface, there are always consequences. When a character gets hit, it hurts; when a gun is fired, it’s always a big deal; and killing isn’t something people do lightly.
A. D. Davies is well-travelled, his favourite destinations being New Zealand and Vietnam, which have influenced his writing immensely, especially obvious in his novel Twilight Burning, to be released early summer 2015.
For now, however, globe-trotting is taking a back-seat to raising his two children and writing, although he hopes to one day combine all three.
He now resides in Staffordshire, UK, with his wife and two children.
His First His Second
Mystery & Detective
Meet Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend. She's nice.
She is also one of the most respected criminal analysts in the country, and finds herself in a cold northern town assigned to Donald Murphy’s team, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women—both strikingly similar in appearance. Now a third has been taken, and they have less than a week to chip away the secrets of a high-society family, and uncover the killer’s objective.
But Richard—the father of the latest victim—believes the police are not moving quickly enough, so launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills honed in a dark past that is about to catch up with him.
As Richard’s secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact with him, and even starts to fall for his charms, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life.
Three Years Dead
When a good man…
Becomes a bad cop…
But can’t remember why.
Following an attempt on his life, Detective Sergeant Martin Money wakes with no memory of the previous three years. He quickly learns that corrupt practices got him demoted, violence saw him divorced, and his vices drove his friends away one by one. On top of this, the West Yorkshire Police do not seem to care who tried to kill him.
But with a final chance offered by a former student, Martin takes up the case of a missing male prostitute, an investigation that skirts both their worlds, exposing himself to narcotics, violence, and sex, temptations he must resist if he is to resume his life as a good man.
To stay out of jail, to punish whoever tried to kill him, and to earn his redemption, Martin must unravel the circumstances of his assault, and establish why everyone from his past seems to be lying at every turn.
The Dead and the Missing
Two years ago, Adam Park was a private investigator at the top of his game, when a bitter ethical battle with his partners sent him into a semi-retirement of surfing and travel. But when his old mentor’s niece rips off a local criminal on the rise and flees the country, that sabbatical comes to an abrupt end.
Using cutting-edge technology, Adam tracks the young woman and her violent boyfriend through the Parisian underground and onward to dangerously exotic locales, where he will confront a ruthless international network that trades human lives like a business commodity.
To return the girl safely, protect the ones he loves, and save his own skin, Adam will need to burn down his concepts of right and wrong; the only path to survival is through the darkest recesses of his soul.
The Dead and the Missing is the first installment in a series of globe-trotting private detective novels that include a determined but flawed protagonist, addictive suspense, a sardonic sense of humor, and enough twists to keep you guessing all the way to the last page.
Pick up your copy of this international thriller today!
Sample: The Dead and the Missing