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


His third novel For the Love of Luke is out now.


The second book The Deadly Lies was 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.

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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's different. Luke's a talented American artist.

With a dark secret in his life.

The Deadly Lies

Dominic and Jonathan are on their romantic Spanish honeymoon, and things are perfect.

Except Dominic has kept a secret from his husband. He’s failed to tell Jonathan he plans to meet his former lover, Bernhardt, who's speeding on his way from Germany to give Dominic a mysterious gift.


But Bernhardt is killed in a suspicious car accident. Before he dies, Bernhardt sends Dominic a bizarre text message that takes the newlyweds on a hair-raising adventure.

Lies upon lies plunge Dominic and

Jonathan into an internet crime that could destroy the lives of millions of people. What is the mysterious Charter Ninety-Nine group? And will their planned internet assault force Dominic to choose between the fate of the world and the life of his lover?

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.