DCI Warren Jones

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

The Last Straw Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 Paul Gitsham (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Last Straw

    • DCI Warren Jone, Book 1
    • By: Paul Gitsham
    • Narrated by: Malk Williams
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good first in series

    • By Colette M. Cummings on 10-06-18

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  • Book 2

    • No Smoke Without Fire

    • DCI Warren Jones, Book 2
    • By: Paul Gitsham
    • Narrated by: Malk Williams
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Read

    • By Virginia S. O'Bryan on 11-21-18

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  • Book 2.5

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  • Book 3

    • Silent as the Grave

    • DCI Warren Jones, Book 3
    • By: Paul Gitsham
    • Narrated by: Malk Williams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The body of Reginald Williamson had been well concealed under a bush in Middlesbury Common and the murder efficiently carried out - a single stab wound to the chest. Reggie’s dog had been killed just as efficiently. With no clues or obvious motive, the case is going nowhere. Then he gets a break. Warren’s instincts tell him that the informant is dodgy - a former police officer under investigation. But when Warren hears the incredible story he has to tell, he's glad to have given him a chance to speak. 

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  • Book 4

    • The Common Enemy

    • DCI Warren Jones, Book 4
    • By: Paul Gitsham
    • Narrated by: Malk Williams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In Middlesbury, a rally is being held by the British Allegiance Party - a far-right group protesting against the opening of a new Mosque. When the crowd disperses, a body is found in an alleyway. Tommy Meegan, the loud-mouthed leader of the group, has been stabbed through the heart. Across town, a Muslim community centre catches fire in a clear act of arson, leaving a small child in a critical condition. And the tension which has been building in the town for years boils over.

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