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David C Dawson

David C Dawson writes contemporary thrillers featuring gay heroes in love. His debut novel The Necessary Deaths, was published in 2016 and has been described as “a real page turner”. It won Bronze for Best Mystery & Suspense in the FAPA awards. Rainbow Reviews said it was “an exciting read with complex characters".
The Necessary Deaths is the first instalment of The Delingpole Mysteries series. The second in the series is The Deadly Lies. The third instalment, The Foreign Affair, is due out in 2020.
David's third book is a mystery romance called For the Love of Luke.
His fourth book Heroes on Love will be out in January 2020.
David lives near Oxford in the UK, with his ageing Triumph motorbike and two cats.

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Books By David C Dawson

Word Count: 71000

Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian

Summary: The stage is set for murder It's the summer of 1929 and there's a serial killer on the streets of London. Bodies of young women are dumped at the stage doors of London’s theatres. Noël Coward's assistant Florence Miles, known to her close friends as Bill, is dragged into the investigation when the body of her former secret lover is found outside His Majesty’s Theatre. Bill forms an unlikely alliance with the Chronicle newspaper’s senior crime reporter Simon Sampson. Together they discover that the killer has friends in high places… This is the prequel to the LAMBDA finalist A Death in Berlin. It explores the secret world of the 1920s, a time when your sexuality could make you a lawbreaker. When gay men and women were constantly on their guard, careful about how they presented themselves in a hostile society. A Death At His Majesty's is the first of a series that brings together Bill and Simon and follows them as they embark on a series of sleuthing adventures.

A Death at His Majesty's - David C. Dawson - Simon Sampson Mysteries
A Death At His Majesty'sPairings: F-F, M-M

Word Count: 311000

Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian

Summary: Everyone has secrets… but some are fatal. 1932, London. Late one December night Simon Sampson stumbles across the body of a woman in an alleyway. Her death is linked to a plot by right-wing extremists to assassinate the King on Christmas Day. Simon resolves to do his patriotic duty and unmask the traitors. But Simon Sampson lives a double life. Not only is he a highly respected BBC radio announcer, but he’s also a man who loves men, and as such must live a secret life. His investigation risks revealing his other life and with that imprisonment under Britain’s draconian homophobic laws of the time. He faces a stark choice: his loyalty to the King or his freedom. This is the first in a new series from award-winning author David C. Dawson. A richly atmospheric novel set in the shadowy world of 1930s London, where secrets are commonplace, and no one is quite who they seem.

A Death in Bloomsbury - David C. Dawson
A Death in BloomsburyPairings: F-F, M-M

Word Count: 71000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: There’s a murderer stalking the gay bars of Berlin. It’s September, the time of Folsom Europe, the city’s annual festival for gay men in leather. And Berlin’s become a dangerous place for them. British lawyer, and part-time sleuth, Dominic Delingpole is in town. He’s come to Berlin to visit Matty, the teenage son he first met only a year ago. When Matty is arrested for the attacks, Dominic teams up with German lawyer Johann Hartmann, a good-looking man with a seductive charm. As they battle to prove Matty’s innocence, Dominic and Johann discover the attacks are linked to a sinister, Russian-backed experiment. But whose side is Hartmann really on?

The Foreign Affair - David C. Dawson - Delingpole Mystery
The Foreign AffairPairings: M-M

Word Count: 75000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Can forbidden love stand the test of time? Will its strength inspire lasting love in today’s generation? There are not only heroes, but unlikely heroes, who are determined to see love win. Billy’s life changes in a single day when he meets Daniel, who becomes the love of his life. Billy’s ageing client Chuck has a dark and sad secret to reveal. As Billy and Daniel fight to help Chuck reunite with the love of his past, their own fledgling relationship is threatened. Who will remain the heroes in love?

Heroes in Love - David C. Dawson
Heroes in LovePairings: M-M

Word Count: 61000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Award winner in the 2017 FAPA President’s Awards for Adult Suspense and Thrillers. A young man. Unconscious in a hospital bed. His life is in the balance from a drugs overdose. Attempted suicide or attempted murder? British lawyer Dominic Delingpole investigates, with the help of his larger than life partner Jonathan McFadden. Compromising photographs of senior politicians and business chiefs are discovered. Is the young man a blackmailer? Dominic and Jonathan uncover a conspiracy reaches into the highest levels of government and powerful corporations. Three people are murdered, and Dominic and Jonathan struggle for their very survival in this gripping thriller.

The Necessary deaths - David C. Dawson - Delingpole Mystery
The Necessary DeathsPairings: M-M

Word Count: 67000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Sequel to the award-winning The Necessary Deaths A man is murdered, and takes a deadly secret to his grave.   Is it true the murdered man is Dominic Delingpole’s former lover? And were they still seeing each other just before his recent wedding to husband Jonathan?   Or are these simply lies? This is more than a story of deceit between husbands. A man’s death plunges Dominic and Jonathan into a world of international espionage, which puts their lives at risk. What is the ruthless Charter Ninety-Nine group, and why is it pursuing them across Europe and the United States? Dominic and Jonathan are forced to test their relationship to its limit. What deadly lies must they both confront? And if they stay alive, will their relationship remain intact?

The Deadly Lies - David C. Dawson - Delingpole Mystery
The Deadly LiesPairings: M-M

Word Count: 63000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: A handsome naked man. Unconscious, on a bathroom floor. He’s lost his memory, and someone’s out to kill him. Who is the mysterious Luke? British TV anchor and journalist Rupert Pendley-Evans doesn’t do long term relationships. Nor does he do waifs and strays. But Luke is different. Luke is a talented American artist with a dark secret in his life. When Rupert discovers Luke he’s first intrigued, and before he can stop himself, he’s in love. The aristocratic Rupert is an ambitious TV reporter with a nose for a story and a talent for uncovering the truth. As he falls deeper in love with Luke, he discovers the reason for Luke’s amnesia. And the explanation puts them both in mortal danger.

For the Love of Luke - David Dawson
for the love of lukePairings: M-M