Book Review-The DCI Jones Casebook: Raymond Collins-Kerry J Donovan

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This very short novelette is the prequel to the first book in this series--which I haven't read but am certainly going to! The characters come alive with every word read. The story line is chilling-the scenes worded so that you feel you are right there in the action. I defy you to put this down before you are finished. I can't say much more or I might give it all away--At the moment this is free for Kindle-but who knows for how long!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

The Ray Collins Case - A novelette in 17k words to introduce Detective Chief Inspector David Jones:
Birmingham, England, a sunny day in the city park. Children play, adults stroll - and a man lies dead in a pool of blood. His terrified fiancé screams for help.

The assailant smiles, waves goodbye and strolls away to hide in the city.

DCI Jones, together with his protégé, Detective Sergeant Phil Cryer are called to investigate the most difficult of crimes - an apparently motiveless and random attack. Hampered by a lack of resources, Jones and Cryer have to act quickly to prevent a murder spree.

What readers are saying about Kerry's books:
The Transition of Johnny Swift - "The idea behind this book is great and only a talented writer could have pulled it off."

The DCI Jones Casebook: Ellis Flynn - "Donovan has given readers another perfectly written nail-biter that is impossible to put down. Not a wasted word."

The DCI Jones Casebook: Raymond Francis Collins - "Donovan's skills as a writer bring us along on a story and we forget we are reading. Excellent."

Read a Couple of Chapters here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

#1 International bestseller with his adventure story, On Lucky Shores, Kerry J Donovan was born in Dublin. A citizen of the world, he now lives in the heart of rural Brittany with his wonderful and patient wife, Jan. They have three children and four grandchildren (so far), all of whom live in England. An absentee granddad, Kerry is hugely grateful for the development of video calling.

The cottage is a pet free zone (apart from the field mice, moles, and red squirrels).

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Danielle S said...

I just downloaded the book at Amazon and I am hoping for a good read. I also found your review there and gave it a helpful vote. I went to your profile at Amazon hoping to follow you, but you don't have a follow button on your profile.

jaime said...

Going to check it out today! I needed something new for my Kindle and this does sound good.

Crystal said...

Sounds like a great read! I love that you can get to know the characters so quickly & then dig into the book. I'm sure I'll enjoy the detectives' story.

Liz Mays said...

It's awesome that this prequel convinced you to read the first book! It does sound like a cool story.

Neely said...

Sounds like a great book. I will suggest it for my grandmother. this is totally her kind of thing.

Nancy P said...

I'm always looking for a new book to read! Definitely going to read this on my spare time! Thanks!

zim said...

An English Detective!...I can feel the thrill and suspense already. I just love your choice of books.

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Sounds like an interesting book! and since its short I think I could definitely squeeze this one in to my TBR list.

Erinn Sluka said...

Sounds like a just the bit of suspense I like in a good book

Mary Welby said...

I've never heard of this book or series. I loves suspense, so I may have to add this to my lsit!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Thanks for letting me know about this novelette. I was just looking around for a short read and this is the perfect one. Heading over to Amazon now.

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