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No Smoke Without Fire

DCI Warren Jones, Book 2
Narrated by: Malk Williams
Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 12 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

©2018 Paul Gitsham (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Well written second book, great cast of characters

In addition to good writing, Paul Gitsham has created a series with a cast of characters you want to know more about. Currently, Louise Penny is often mentioned as, If you like Louise Penny etc. I believe the reason we like her books is we like the town and people, etc. DCI Warren Jones is that kind of book. Not like the Canadians, but with people and stories that entertain along with a jolly good mystery.

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  • Mayola
  • Groningen, Netherlands
  • 04-18-19

Nevertheless ...

... really is one of the authors favorite words. Almost to the point of sheer irritation.
However ... there is the word however, that he uses almost as often, giving some deflection.
Nevertheless ... a good story.

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A reasonable, if somewhat predictable, Police

A reasonable, if somewhat predictable, Police procedural by Paul Gitsham with Malk Williams also doing a reasonable job of narration. Good light entertainment around the top of the second tier in my library.

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A hero to take to lunch

I am not yet sure why the characters in this young series appeal to me, but they do. I think it might be the humility of the protagonist, Warren Jones, who really does not take himself very seriously, allowing the reader to respond accordingly. But his sidekick Sutton and his wife Susan and all of the other very real people who make up the world of this novel are completely believable. As much as I secretly enjoy the depressed, substance abusing, sleep deprived, isolated detective hero, Jones is a fresh take. I predict that this series has legs and will satisfy many readers.

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More, please, of this author and narrator

This second book in the DCI Warren Jones series is better than the first, which I also found to be quite enjoyable. The plotting is a bit tighter and the characters are more interesting. I hope Audible will eventually provide us with all of the books in this series.

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Enjoyable Read

The second book in the DCI Warren series is much better than the first one. The plot takes off from the beginning. There are really two stories running concurrently—the murder mystery and the relationships in Warren’s family which are affected by his work. The latter make Warren very human and real and not just another detective. I look forward to future novels in the series

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another great book

I love this series. The writing and the narrator was great as well. I will be getting the next one in this series today.

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  • Ourson
  • 01-20-19

Décent story and likeable DCI

I really like this series. Chilling storylines which are to be expected, but I really like the fact that DCI Warren Jones is a decent man with no major hang ups....he loves his long suffering wife, and I hope they will stick together- there are too many series where the DCI goes home to only a ready meal & his particular music obsession. I have just downloaded book 3, so hoping for more of the same

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Writer has grown from first one keeping the good bits

This was much easier going bit less detail in the right places glad I suck with series

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 09-20-18

Even better than book 1

I really enjoyed this one, good narration and the storyline is even better than The Last Straw. I was left confused about the culprit most of the way through, I think Paul did a good job with this one.

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  • san2har
  • 09-16-18

Sloppy writing

I quite enjoyed the first book in this series despite the overuse of ‘nevertheless’. In this book ‘regardless’ joins it in irritating frequency. The tension between the new DCI and the DI was interesting in the first book but they are all pals now and it takes them forever to catch the killer. It goes on and on and I think the author is just churning them out. Narrator is good and almost makes them worth listening to

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