David C. Dawson is a writer, awarding winning journalist and video producer. His first book in the Dominic Delingpole Mystery series 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.

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 regularly

writes reviews for

the bookmuse



David is a passionate supporter of the charity Ethiopiaid.


Since it was founded in 1989 by Sir Alec Reed in


It has raised millions for a wide range of projects in Ethiopia, providing homes for orphaned children, health programmes and support for mothers.


Its vision is simple:


"...an Ethiopia free from poverty..."


David first began supporting Ethiopiaid when he produced this video for the charity.