DCI Warren Jones has a bad feeling when the body of a young woman turns up in Beaconsfield Woods. She’s been raped and strangled but the murderer has been careful to leave no DNA evidence.
There are, of course, suspects – boyfriend, father – to check out but, worryingly, it looks more and more like a stranger murder.
Warren’s worst fears are confirmed when another young woman is killed in the same way.
The MO fits that of Richard Cameron who served twelve years for rape. But Cameron never killed his victims and he has a cast-iron alibi.
Then personal tragedy intervenes and Warren is off the case. But the pressure is mounting and another woman goes missing. Warren is back but will the break he desperately needs come before there’s another victim?
The DCI Warren Jones series:
Book One - The Last Straw
Book Two - No Smoke Without Fire
I seem to have had this book to read for some time, It seemed to get lost in the never ending kindle ether. I was about to start this when I realised it was book 2 and I have a bit of an issue reading books out of order. I went to buy book one on amazon but luckily it tells you that you all read own the book, apparently I bought it in 2015. That is so bad of me, so I mad a point to read book one first.
I enjoyed the first book, so then was able to dive right into this one, so sometimes being behind can have its advantages.
When Professor Alan Tunbridge is discovered in his office with his throat slashed, the suspects start queuing up. The brilliant but unpleasant microbiologist had a genius for making enemies. For Warren Jones, newly appointed Detective Chief Inspector to the Middlesbury force, a high-profile murder is the ideal opportunity. He's determined to run a thorough and professional investigation but political pressure to resolve the case quickly and tensions in the office and at home make life anything but easy.
Everything seems to point to one vengeful man but the financial potential of the professor's pioneering research takes the inquiry in an intriguing and, for Jones and his team, dangerous direction.
More DCI Warren Jones books by Paul Gitsham:
No Smoke Without Fire
Blood is Thicker Than Water
Silent as the Grave
I seem to have had this first book on my kindle forever. After recently finishing a book and having a book hangover I really couldn't decide what to read. So I found this and realised I also had 2 more to read, it seemed a good enough time to start it.
I didn't read the book description, and just opened it and started it. The book started off really well, and the story held my attention the whole way through.
An interesting story that will keep you going, and guessing the whole way through.
Warren Jones is a character that I think I will grow to like more, the more I learn about him.
Charles Michaelson's had an accident at home. It seem's that he has gotten out of his armchair in the dark and fallen. But after the scene is checked it soon becomes a suspicious death.
Who could be responsible for killing an old man, and why? what is the motive behind it?
This is the first book I have read from this author, and although it is only a short story I found it very interesting, for the short time it took me to read it, and it kept my attention all the way through.
I really enjoyed it. and will certainly look out for more books to read from this author.
A short story can only have a short review or I feel i would end up giving to much away.
But well worth giving it a go, a great easy read for when you just not sure what to read next. A great in between books book.
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