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A.J Hill


Born in West London, Andy won a scholarship to Lord Wandsworth College, representing the school at most sports and also playing rugby for Hampshire at Under 18 level.

After university, working life began with H. M. Customs & Excise, mostly on Mobile TaskForce Units and Rummage Crews out of Southampton. He then moved to the Police as a beat bobby in Dorset.


He now works in property and lives in the South Downs, West Sussex. A regular at crime writing festivals and an avid reader, Andy regularly files reviews with the renowned crime fiction eZine Shotsmag.

Former Detective Inspector Jack Lunn is enjoying the quiet life. Twenty years on from being medically retired from the job with Hampshire Police, he’s earned his quiet routine of long walks in the New Forest and regular visits from him and his partner’s four children.

But Jack’s peace is shattered when he discovers the body of a friend and local landowner while on a fishing trip. Drawn into the investigation, Jack comes face to face with an old colleague, now his ex-wife’s new husband, and the police investigation machine he thought he had left behind.

As family secrets are exposed and a reporter takes an interest, Jack and his partner’s eldest daughter Gemma set to work to unravel who killed Jack’s friend. 


Gemma, a former military intelligence officer, is not afraid to take matters into her own hands to get the answers they seek.But, as the body count rises, can she and Jack unravel the mystery before it’s too late, or will Jack’s life be sacrificed as just so much dead drift?

Crime writer, Neil Broadfoot said, ‘Dead Drift is a taut, twisting crime novel from Andy Hill. With strong characters, tight plotting and a steadying ratcheting up of tension. This is a calling card from a writer who is destined to become a household name.’

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