Seriously Dead

Seriously Dead : The First Dashfield Case

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The year is 1954 and Detective Inspector William Mahon, along with his friend and colleague Constable Joe Hobbs, has moved to Dashfield in an attempt to escape his past failures and start anew with a clean slate. Their first case turns out to be the murder of a local figurehead and tycoon, Albert Asquith. The man's importance means that Mahon is under pressure to close the case quickly, but his confidence in his own abilities is at an all time low, as is the number of bodies working for the local police department. Can the Detective overcome his doubt? Can Hobbs stay on his own two feet? Can the two of them unravel the mysteries that lay before them? And is it possible for a man to be 'Seriously Dead'? Why not find out for yourself?show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.67mm | 335.66g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507761546
  • 9781507761540

About L a Van Dijk

About the Author Luke Alexander van Dijk was born in the North Eastern English town of Darlington at 06:00 on the 5th of November 1990. Even in the earliest stages of his education it was clear that English, especially creative writing, was his best and most loved subject. At GCSE level English Literature, English Language and Drama were the only three subjects in which he received an A grade, demonstrating his undying passion for both the spoken and the written word. At college Luke attempted to branch out, explore other avenues that were open to him and he took on the subjects of Law and History as well as the two more familiar subjects of Drama & Theatre Studies and Performance Studies, choosing to forego English for the simple fact that he preferred the creative side over the analytical, wishing that there had been a course simply for creative writing. As he had expected would be the case, the subject that he did best in was Drama & Theatre Studies, receiving an A grade for his practical performance. This led him to believe that his true calling was the theatre and so he went on to University where he once again studied the subject. After a while Luke became disillusioned by the surrealist tendencies that the tutors displayed and dropped Theatre after one year, barely passing the required modules. So in his second year he returned to the more comfortable English Literature course. After his three years at University he finally graduated with honours, realising once more that his biggest successes had been in creative writing. At University Luke had taken his time to develop his writing and explore different genres and found that he enjoyed two in particular: crime and fantasy. 'Presentably Dead' was first written as a play and, after multiple failed attempts to have it performed on stage, Luke threw it to one side, thinking that it wasn't good enough. A few months later he looked at it again and believed once more that it had potential. After a few tweaks to the dialogue and the character names he realised that his play could well be better presented as a novella and so 'Presentably Dead' was born.show more

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