THANK YOU very much to all the wonderful Bloggers on the Blog Tour for Phobia by Stewart Giles. Stewart and I can’t thank you enough for your help on this tour.
Linda Strong Book Reviews
It’s quite a journey watching him grow and mature from his very first day on the job to a man who has developed and honed his instinctive feelings that make him an exceptional detective. Read more here
On the Shelf Book Reviews
Each story is split into short sharp chapter making it a quick and pacey read. I don’t often say this with a collection, I could not pick a favourite, they were all fantastic! Each story was well plotted, action packed and entertaining. Read more here
Joanna Larum’s Reviews
If you love police procedural novels with strong characters and written with a love of the area they cover then these are the books for you. Phobia is a 5 star for me! Read more here
Black Books Blog
This is a collection of five shorter stories all following Smith as he is a lowly DS working for the York Police and investigating different cases. Read more here
Ginger Book Geek
Blimey oh riley this was a fantastic introduction to the dreamy sounding DS Jason Smith. I am not usually a huge fan of short stories but I totally loved this collection. The stories were well written and well plotted. This collection of different short investigations/ stories were the complete package. Read more here
Turn the Page Blog
This I think is the perfect introduction to DS Smith, as this isn’t the first book i read, II thin that it definitely builds on the character development! I would highly recommend this, especially to DS Smith Fans but also to short story lovers. Read more here
Donna’s Book Blog
I read the stories over a few nights and it was a treat for me as I learnt more about one of my favourite characters. The stories are short but well written and they contain a lot detail. They are as well written as the full length books so it was a real pleasure to read them! Read more here
Phobia: Five disturbing early DS Smith cases (DS Jason Smith Detective Thriller)
AN ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION TO THE DS SMITH THRILLER SERIES.
Available from Amazon
Phobia is a series of five DS Jason Smith cases he worked on before we met him in the first book ‘Smith’. We get insights into what moulded him into the Detective Sergeant we first get a glimpse of in ‘Smith’. Smith quickly realizes that police work isn’t always cut and dry. Justice is not always black and white; there are many shades of grey in between.
Stewart Giles – Author Bio
After reading English & Drama at three different English Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling and finally ended up in South Africa, where I still live. I enjoy the serene life running a boat shop on the banks of the Vaal Dam. I came up with the DS Jason Smith idea after my wife dropped a rather large speaker on my head. Whether it was intentional still remains a mystery. Smith, the first in the series was finished in September 2013 and was closely followed by Boomerang and Ladybird. Occam’s Razor, Harlequin and Phobia (a series of short stories detailing Smith’s early life) were all completed in one hazy 365 days and Selene was done and dusted a few months later.