Tuesday, February 3, 2015
THE DCI JONES CASEBOOK:RAYMOND FRANCIS COLLINS - Review
This novelette keeps you running along with the police to catch a deranged killer. The murder happens almost immediately as the author places the reader at the scene of the killing. Gasping in shock, readers are then in hot pursuit along with police and investigators to find and apprehend the monster. Straight-forward, physical chase. Sounds simple, but the writer somehow infuses the chase with the psychology of the killer along the way. Police on the chase are also fleshed out as characters, all while in pursuit, and not by description, but by actions.
This technique of using the bare actions to tell the reader not only the plot, but the characters, the motive, everything the reader needs to know, is highly effective and entertaining. I was impressed and recommend this as the appetizer to the full-length novel(s) to follow. It makes you want more.