Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Published 2 April 2015 by Carina UK
Number of pages: 96
My rating: ★ ★ ★ I liked it
"It all seems straightforward.
There’s been a tragic accident: the old man fell asleep in his chair, woke up in the dark, fell and hit his head on the mantelpiece. But the Crime Scene Manager isn't happy. There are just too many details that aren't quite right and Charles Michaelson’s accident becomes a suspicious death.
And, as DCI Warren Jones investigates, he and his team discover that all is not as it appears to be in the dead man’s caring family when his son-in-law disappears. Then they uncover some dark secrets in Michaelson’s past and a motive for murder."
"Blood Is Thicker Than Water" is a novella, just under 80 pages in length, featuring DCI Warren Jones, who comes across as a very thorough, just and compassionate human being.
This police procedural is set in the UK (Middlesbury, in Beds and Herts) and is narrated in the third person, in a clean and near clinical manner - the author's scientific mind does shine through in his writing.