The Cobalt Sky is book 10 in Keith Dixon’s Sam Dyke Investigations series.
The story is driven by the theft of an artwork and the dysfunctional relationships of the artist’s family. The more Sam looks into the people associated with the artist, the more dysfunctional the family appears, and the less likable the artist becomes as a person.
The investigation is hampered by a lack of honesty in several key players, one of whom is the thief. No surprise there, but there are a few surprises in the telling of this tale. A good read.
Over the last week, I’ve enjoyed reading Altered Life and ThePrivate Lie, the first two books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series by Keith Dixon.
Sam’s a bit headstrong but he’s not one of those superhuman investigators you often encounter in thrillers. He’s got his human foibles. I like him as a character. I’m no so sure I’d like him as a partner.
Both books have intriguing plots, and the stories explore different aspects of relationships between people and between private detectives and the police.
The writing style is clear and easy to read. You also get a good sense of the place in which the stories are set.