David C. Dawson is a writer, awarding winning journalist and video producer.

The second book in his series The Dominic Delingpole Mysteries is published at the end of 2017.

The first in the series, called The Necessary Deaths was released in November 2016.

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 at the end of 2017!


Their relationship will be tested to the limit, and the story will take them to Sitges in Spain and San Francisco in the USA.


The title and the cover of the book will be revealed later this year.


But if you want some inside information early, contact me through the Contact Page on this website...

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 travel plans with the London Gay Men's Chorus

David is on tour with the London Gay Men's Chorus this spring!


Follow their adventures as they perform in New York and Chicago in David's blog, which is available here:

David regularly

writes reviews for

the bookmuse