The DCI Jones Casebook: Raymond Francis Collins

ABOUT Kerry Donovan

Kerry Donovan
Biography   Kerry J Donovan was born in Dublin in the late 1950s, before the time of mobile phones and twenty-four-hour television. He spent most of his life in the UK, and now lives in Brittany with his long-suffering wife of thirty-seven years. He has three children and three grandch More...



The Ray Collins Case - A novelette in 11.5k words to introduce Detective Chief Inspector David Jones:
Birmingham, England, a sunny day in the city park. Children play, adults stroll - and a man lies dead in a pool of blood. His terrified fiance screams for help.

The assailant smiles, waves goodbye and strolls away into the trees...

DCI Jones, together with his protege, Sergeant Phil Cryer are called to investigate the most difficult of crimes - an apparently motiveless and random attack. Hampered by a lack of resources, Jones and Cryer have to act quickly to prevent a murder spree...