Dig Two Graves - Keith Nixon

Dig Two Graves

By Keith Nixon

  • Release Date: 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 179 Ratings


Was it suicide ... or murder? Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray is driven to discover the truth. Whatever the personal cost.

When teenager Nick Buckingham tumbles from the fifth floor of an apartment block, Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray answers the call with a sick feeling in his stomach. The victim was just a kid, sixteen years old. And the exact age the detective's son was, the son Gray has not seen since he went missing at a funfair ten years ago. Each case involving children haunts Gray with the reminder that his son may still be out there – or worse, dead. The seemingly open and shut case of suicide twists into a darker discovery. Buckingham and Gray have never met, so why is Gray's number on the dead teenager's mobile phone?

Gray begins to unravel a murky world of abuse, lies, and corruption. And when the body of Reverend David Hill is found shot to death in the vestry of Gray's old church, Gray wonders how far the depravity stretches and who might be next. Nothing seems connected, and yet there is one common thread: Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray, himself. As the bodies pile up, Gray must face his own demons and his son's abduction. 

Crippled by loss Gray takes the first step on the long road of redemption. But is the killer closer to home than he realised?

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 police suspense thriller, perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride, and Peter James.

Dig Two Graves is the first in the Solomon Gray series. Pick it up now to discover whether Gray finds his son in this thrilling new crime series.

What Others Say

"... deeply emotional, a dark rollercoaster ride."
Ed James, author of bestselling DI Fenchurch series

"A stunning book and a new series that has become a must read."
M.W. Craven, author of the Washington Poe series

"Keith Nixon is one hell of a writer."
Ken Bruen, author of the Jack Taylor series

"A compelling murder mystery with a multilayered and engaging new hero. Great read."
Mason Cross, author of the Carter Blake thriller series

"Dig Two Graves is a smartly conceived introduction to a new series, and there are a good number of loose ends just waiting to tempt you to continue the journey."
Crime Fiction Lover

What Readers Say

"It's just too damned good, I loved it."
"I haven't given 5* for a while, this deserves it."
"Read it, you won't regret it."
"What a joy."
"Could not put it down."
"Grittiness seeps out of this book from every pore."
"The author has hooked me in yet again."
"OMG loved this book!"
"This is a must read."

"A dark, uncompromising tale of loss, murder, and revenge. Glorious noir, which takes the police procedural elements and gives them new life. I can't wait to read the next step in Solomon Gray's journey for answers ..."
Luca Veste, author of the Murphy and Rossi crime series


  • Dig Two Graves

    By CtheWorldCyn
    Thoroughly rounded out characters and well paced action. Way too many deaths for just 2 graves, haha. This was easy/quick read, but sure am anxious to find the sequel to see if life improves for Sol.
  • Dig two graves

    By Ralphnun1
    It ended up pretty good but I had a terrible time to convince myself to finish it.
  • Dig Two Graves

    By catlvr49
    Wondered if the guy could ever get a break. Easy one day read.
  • Day Two Graves

    By Pdx Nana
    Enjoyed throughly. Interesting characters.
  • Dig Two ...

    By greatbigdog
    Fast paced and very believable. Definitely noir,ish. But what the heck did you kill off Tanya for? Give the guy a break, will ya? I'm looking forward to reading the next book. Thanks for writing. DH

    By Pins4
    Liked the book. Was hoping you would solve the big mystery. You really bring out his misery but maybe in the next book he can do his job and move forward. Would recommend as a good read and suspenseful.