First Dead Body by Tony R. Cox
For cub-reporter Simon Jardine the sight of his first dead body marks the beginning of his working partnership with the hardened, hard-drinking, hard-grilling crime hack Dave Green.
At the scene of the crime Green realises he knows the victim and instinctively feels that something doesn’t quite add up.
Aided by private investigator Tom Freeman, Green and Jardine set out to find out what really happened, but as their investigation probes deeper they find themselves drawn into a murky world of criminality and corruption that reaches right into the very heart of the establishment.
Can they uncover the truth about why a young man with a bright future was found lying dead in an alleyway and still manage to keep themselves out of harm’s way?
First Dead Body introduces Tony R. Cox’s most well-known character, journalist Simon Jardine in his first investigation.
Praise for the Simon Jardine series
“This gripping thriller involves murder, mayhem and drugs, and shines a fascinating light in The Troubles…” - Roz Watkins, author of the DI Meg Dalton series
"Tony Cox always delivers well-executed thrillers with a strong Derby heart. Buckle up for the ride." - Sarah Ward author of the DC Childs series.
“When trouble comes knocking, I want Simon Jardine in my corner.” - Steven Dunne, author of the award-winning Reaper series.
“Unrelenting in tension, until an explosive climax; as well as delivering the thrills, Cox captures perfectly in dark tones the menacing atmosphere of '70's Derby, it's lurking menace and threats and at a pivotal time and place in British history.” - MP Wright, author of the JT Ellington series.