David C. Dawson is an award winning writer, journalist and video producer.


The second book in his series The Dominic Delingpole Mysteries is published on 5th December 2017.

The first, The Necessary Deaths, is a bronze medal winner in the Adult Mystery & Suspense

category of the FAPA President’s Awards 2017 .


His short story, Looking for George, is published in Love Wins, an anthology for the victims of the Orlando shootings.


Dominic and Jonathan return in a new adventure on 5th December 2017!


Their relationship is tested to the limit, and the story takes them to Sitges in Spain and San Francisco in the USA.


Pre-order now from DSP Publications


Or from Amazon UK, or Amazon US

The Necessary Deaths

A young journalism student lies unconscious in a hospital bed in Brighton, England. His life hangs in the balance after a drug overdose. But was it attempted suicide or attempted murder? The student’s mother persuades British lawyer Dominic Delingpole to investigate, and Dominic enlists the aid of his outspoken opera singer partner, Jonathan McFadden.

The student’s boyfriend discovers compromising photographs hidden in his lover’s room. The photographs not only feature senior politicians and business chiefs, but the young journalist himself. Is he being blackmailed, or is he the blackmailer?

As Dominic and Jonathan investigate further, their lives are

threatened and three people are murdered. They uncover a conspiracy that reaches into the highest levels of government and powerful corporations. The people behind it are ruthless, and no one can be trusted. The bond between Dominic and Jonathan deepens as they struggle not only for answers, but for their very survival.

David's US tour with the London Gay Men's Chorus

This year, David went on tour to America with

The London Gay Men's Chorus!


Read about their adventures in David's blog,

as they performed in New York and Chicago .

David regularly

writes reviews for

the bookmuse