Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Review: Bury The Bodies by Keith Nixon

Genre: Police Procedural/Mystery


“A missing son, a web of lies, a murder covered up.

Detective Inspector Solomon Gray is getting closer to finding his son, missing now for over a decade. He’s on the trail of a bent cop, Lewis Strang, who appears connected to the disappearance, all those years ago. But Strang is untouchable, a star of the Metropolitan police force. Once more, Gray must blur the line between right and wrong.

When the body of a young black man turns up on a Margate back street it seems to be yet another drug related crime. Margate is currently the focus of a special operation, codenamed Pivot, to take down local suppliers. But Gray discovers there’s more to the case than initially meets the eye.

And Gray has his own problems to deal with. First there’s the public investigation into the death of Gray’s ex-boss, DCI Jeff Carslake and then Gray’s estranged daughter, Hope, turns up on his doorstep – she’s pregnant and left the child’s father.

As Gray investigates he discovers the truth about Tom and who took him. A truth that is even more shocking than Gray ever expected…

Set in the once grand town of Margate in the south of England, the now broken and depressed seaside resort becomes its own character in this dark detective thriller, perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, and Peter James.

Bury The Bodies is the fourth book in the series featuring Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray. Buy it now to discover if, in this, the final chapter, Gray will finally find out what happened to his long missing son.”


“Keith Nixon is a British born writer of crime and historical fiction novels. Originally he trained as a chemist, but Keith is now in a senior sales role for a high-tech business.

Keith currently lives with his family in the North West of England”

For more from Mr. Nixon, visit his website and like his Facebook page.


Finally. As the description says, so I can’t be accused of being a spoiler, in this fourth installment in Nixon’s Solomon Gray series, we along with Gray find out what happened to his son. Or do we? The description above I stole from the book’s Amazon listing makes it appear as though this fourth book is the final book in the Solomon Gray series, and yet there is a book 5 also listed on Amazon. Hmm. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

In addition to searching for his son, trying to figure out what happened to him and who was responsible, Gray also has lots of other crimes he’s investigating and trying to bring the guilty parties in to pay for their crimes. Just when you think you have a handle on what’s going to happen, something changes and you’re wondering again. But maybe this will be the book where Gray finally figures something out that has been haunting him through the series thus far. I’m not going to tell you if he does or not. It’s a fun and intense read, regardless of the answer to that question.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK


Some adult language.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 55-60,000 words

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