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  • Another solid and complex police procedural

    A Price to Pay, by Paul Gitsham, is the tenth book, and the sixth full length novel, in his DCI Warren Jones series. When the youngest son of a local farming family known for petty crimes is found murdered in a massage parlour, DCI Jones and his team dig into the life of a pretty unsavory character. Stevie Cullen, petty criminal, bully, and womanizer wasn’t short on enemies. Hence, the team isn’t short on suspects. On top of this, The witnesses are Eastern European, with a limited grasp on english, and as inconsistencies and new clues pile up, the case proves to be way more than first expected. Warren Jones is still the no-nonsense DCI we’ve learned to know, with a strong moral code, but not devoid of sense of humour, albeit a dry one. While the third person narrative focuses mainly on him, with short exceptions, he leads an efficient team of fast thinking newest and veteran detectives. Their rigorous unraveling of the minute details of the very complex case, the interrogations, and the way they chip at the witnesses’ accounts to uncover the truth, make for a very fascinating reading. This is thus a solid police procedural. Nothing comes out of the blue, and all the pieces are laid on the table for the reader to reconstitute the puzzle alongside the detectives. Hence, the final twists could probably have been guessed by the most acute of us, but not by me. As usual in British crime books, we also delve in the personal lives of the team, and former colleagues even make a reappearance during the course of the story. This tenth outing is as fast paced and entertaining as the previous novella, while tackling oft forgotten societal issues. This is a series I’ll keep reading and, fortunately, Paul Gitsham’s afterword tells us the next entry is already well underway. Thanks to Netgalley and HQ Digital for the ARC provided in exchange for this unbiased review.

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  • Great crime procedural

    While this is the first book I’ve read in this series, it won’t be the last. The murder story stands alone and there is no need to read the previous books, but some of the details of the ongoing characters carry over from book to book. While this is a British crime novel, it isn’t cozy. The victim is from a family with a shady history, and the detectives work hard to see his killer brought to justice, A who donnit that kept me guessing until the end. Can’t wait to go back and read the earlier books in the series.

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  • Excellent read

    All of this authors books are excellent. I can't wait for the next book

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  • A_price.pay

    Excellent.right.to the end with quite a twist.downside a bit morbid and why do All Police characters have to have a complicated home life?

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  • A Price to Pay

    Excellent. Beautifully written. Kept me guessing until the end. The dialogue was natural I am beginning to really enjoy the different characters and the way they interact . I especially like Pymm. She is smart and intuitive and follows her hunches like a terrier nosing out its prey. So looking forward to the next book.

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