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I read another of Kerry Donovan's books, 'On Lucky Shores' for Rosie's review blog, which I liked a lot, so chose to review this one as soon as it was submitted. Whereas 'On Lucky Shores' is an all-American mystery thriller set in Colorado, this is a traditional British detective type story. I think Donovan's American mode has the slight edge, but this one also stands up well next to the best in its genre.
The first part of the novel consists of two storylines: DCI Jones and his merry throng in the present day, and locksmith turned jewel thief Sean Freeman's journey into the dangerous criminal underworld of Digby Parrish. Eventually, the two threads collide....
This book's plot is quite a masterpiece, so well thought out, with plenty of nice little twists that I didn't see coming at all. I was most impressed by the research that had obviously taken place to make the details authentic, but this is woven artfully into the storyline and is never obtrusive. The characterisation is terrific, in particular Digby Parrish (wonderfully scary!) and Detective Charlie Pelham, the latter of whom is a stereotypical 1970s throwback type of crime fighter - very funny! I liked DCI Jones, who is a little eccentric in a mild sort of way, and Sean Freeman is one of those criminals who you find yourself rooting for - I always admire a writer who can make you root for the 'baddie'! I must applaud the dialogue all the way through the book, too.
I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a good, current, British crime thriller. Kerry Donovan is a most talented wordsmith and I hope to read more from him soon.
By way of comparison Kerry Donovan ticks all the boxes and has the same almost unique skill except that in his case, I can see him in a crowded Dublin bar regaling his audience with on-the-edge-of-your-seat stories.
The DCI Jones Casebook: Sean Freeman is riveting stuff where an incredibly clever but old fashioned police inspector matches wits with an equally smart young criminal. The twists and turns are many and the author brings it together brilliantly to provide a satisfying ending. Better still, this is a genuine STANDALONE series novel...there are no hooks or bait in the last chapter that compel you to buy the next book in the series. That said, the story and the story telling are so good that you going to want to buy and read the next book in the series anyway.
In the third installment of the DCI Jones Casebook series, Detective David Jones faces a difficult case with a cunning jewel, thief Sean Freeman (He has never been caught). Freeman's boss forces him to break into the Stafford Museum, which puts him is in the heart of Jones' jurisdiction. Jones is determined to be the one to catch Freeman. Freeman is determined not to be caught. Who will win?
A well written thrilling story. I really Like DCI Jones, he has a style of his own. I also like his partner Phil Cryer, they make an awesome pair. And (this does not happen often) but I do like Sean Freenman as well. He is cunning , sly and very good at what he does. Sean Freeman may be the one that Jones may not be able to catch.
There is action, mystery, thrills and drama all wrapped neatly into a perfect read. I liked the originality of the plot, the characters are well formed and the story moves at an even pace, and keeps you wanting more. I strongly recommend Sean Freeman to those who love a great detective story.
I also recommended the first two in the DCI Jones series; Raymond Collins & Ellis Flynn.
*This book was given to me as a gift
If you are looking for an action story that will keep you guessing until the last page, this first DCI Jones Casebook will fill the bill.
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