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.
The DCI Warren Jones series
1 The Last Straw
2 No Smoke Without Fire
Blood is Thicker than Water (Novella)
3 Silent as the Grave
A Case Gone Cold (Novella)
4 The Common Enemy
A Deadly Lesson (Novella)
5 Forgive Me Father
Praise for Paul Gitsham
‘Police procedural at its finest: detailed, magnificently researched and gripping’ Rachel Lynch
‘Highly recommended. Crime writing at its very best’ Kate Rhodes
About the author
Paul Gitsham started his career as a biologist working in the UK and Canada. After stints as the world’s most over-qualified receptionist and a spell ensuring that international terrorists hadn’t opened a Child's Savings Account at a major UK bank (a job even duller than working reception) he retrained as a Science Teacher.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Here, Paul Gitsham introduces us to a man who would prove one of crime fiction’s most entertaining detectives. Warren Jones arrives in Middlesbury for the first in the series as a Detective Chief Inspector with a point to prove. A murdered microbiologist with many enemies presents the ideal opportunity and almost immediately we were hooked into this winding, increasingly dark case. It’s no surprise to learn that Gitsham himself is a former biologist—there’s a fabulously forensic level of detail that only enhances enjoyment.