Author Page – David Holman


Hello and welcome to the time of Alex Swan. A time when any cracks found in the Berlin Wall would just be filled in again. My debut novel and the first of my Alex Swan Mystery thrillers is Wings of Death. Set in 1965 in uncertain times, when the need to produce weapons of war outweighed anything else. It assigns Alex Swan of the MOD’s Services Investigations Department, on a case to investigate the accidental death of a promising young apprentice designer at Brinton Aviation, a company that also happen to be producing the next generation of warplane for the RAF.I now also have my second Alex Swan Mystery out.

Set in 1969, Countdown to Terror has Alex Swan and his associate Arthur Gable investigating the murder of an ex-Nazi rocket engineer in London. Swan discovers that he was working on Britain’s satellite launch vehicle: Black Arrow, at Highdown on the Isle of Wight. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he unravels a plot to honour a twenty-five year old secret Nazi directive to prevent the allies from prospering from technological knowledge, that was acquired from them at the end of World War 2.

I have been writing aviation-related articles for various publications since 2005, For the day job, I am a lecturer of English at a college in Kent where I have also written a range of in house publications for them. In 2013, I embarked on a project that combined that knowledge which became The Alex Swan Mysteries.

When I am not writing, I enjoy time with my family, taking my two dogs, Sam and Marley for long walks around my home in the woods and fields in the picturesque Weald of Kent.
As an author, I enjoy reading with thriller and adventure the top of my list by such writers as Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsyth, PD James and the master John Le Carre. I also from time to time like to re-visit the classics, with Dumas, Verne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among my true favourites for escapism.

My biggest break was securing the deal with Endeavour Press and both Alex Swan Mystery novels are available on Amazon.
I am currently writing my third book in the series which is due for publication at the end of this year.