BOOMERANG (DS Jason Smith #2) by Stewart Giles

Boomerang coverBoomerang (DS Jason Smith #2) 

Available from AMAZON

From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new addition to the popular Detective Jason Smith series.


Initially the murders appear to be the random acts of a maniac.
Detective Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the murders are all connected to him in one way or another.
All of the killings correspond to events in Smith’s life and the murderer leaves dates at the crime scene which tie up to important dates in Smith’s history. When one of the dates is a time before Smith was even born, he realises he must look deep into the past to find a way to stop the worst spate of murders in York’s long history.
As the countdown begins can Jason catch York’s first serial killer before it’s too late?

This is a fast-paced page-turner that has so many twists and turns it keeps the reader guessing right up to the shocking end.

If you like Police Procedurals, then this is a series you won’t want to miss.

What the readers are saying:

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The action in the book ranges between England, Australia and Vietnam, as each little piece in the puzzle is revealed but it all has a certain sense of inevitability, making it page-turningly fast. I enjoy Stewart Giles’ easy writing style and his portrayal of characters, added to the fact that most of the action takes place in this wonderful County I call home.  Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews

As usual, Smith is at loggerheads with his superiors and at times he comes across as rude and sarcastic. He also has a softer side and the differences make him an interesting character to follow. It’s fast-paced and action-packed. I look forward to reading the next book in Smith’s adventures.  Read more here

Donna’s Book Blog

It is well written and has some fantastic characters.  The writing style is really suited to this genre and I loved the flow.  The storyline had me gripped from the beginning and I loved the ending!!  Read more here

Black Books Blog

This book follows Smith and Witton as they are trying to uncover York’s first serial killer, who is writing dates on the dead people’s feet after he has killed them.  He is very hard to catch as, even though he makes no attempts to hide once he has made his killing, he wears a disguise each time and changes his appearance and accent all the way through the book.

On the Shelf Book Reviews

I feel like this series is getting better and better! Boomerang is a fast paced police procedural that has a whole heap of twists and turns which leads to up an emotional and nail biting ending.

Debbie Hipster

Here I am once again thoroughly gripped and immersed into a fast paced, murder mystery. Following the mystery unfold through the Detective’s eyes. I love the two different timelines and the international aspect of the stories, and that the book kept me guessing right to the last point.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

Bloody hell ‘Boomerang’ is certainly one hell of a rollercoaster ride of a read.  I was gripped from the first word on the first page and Smith had me under his spell until I read the last word on the last page.  The story starts in a memorable way and you can’t help but carry on reading to discover how the Vietnam War is connected to what is happening in present day York.  Read more here


York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England.
At the confluence of the River Ouse and Foss, York is the traditional county town of the historic county of Yorkshire. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.

DS Jason Smith is an Australian who was sent to York to live with his Grandmother when his sister disappeared from a beach. He has suffered many losses in his short life and is now a dedicated detective. He is a bit of a loose cannon he has his own way of doing things and that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures.

DS Thompson is of the same rank as Jason, but he doesn’t have the same support or success. He and Jason have a love/hate relationship which brings a bit of humour to the series. Thompson is old school and thinks his age should give him respect and privileges, but life doesn’t work that way for him.

DC Erica Witton is Jason’s preferred partner they work well together and share a bond. She isn’t always appreciated by Jason, but they care about each other and that brings a different dimension to the series.


My Review

SG Author photo (4)Stewart Giles – Author Bio

After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and is now available.

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Book 0.5 – Phobia
Book 1 – Smith
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy

Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker

SMITH (DS Jason Smith #1) by Stewart Giles

Smith coverSMITH (DS Jason Smith #1) by Stewart Giles

Available from Amazon

‘The sleepy historical city of York is about to wake up’.
It is Christmas Day in York. A woman is found dead in her bed. A suicide note is found on her chest. It reads ‘I am so sorry Martin’. Hours later the police are called to a house a few miles away. A mother and her daughter have been brutally attacked; the mother is dead and the daughter is barely alive. The father is found shaking uncontrollably in the corner of the room. He is covered in blood but he is unharmed. His name is Martin Willow.
Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. After reaching dead end after dead end, Smith starts to put the pieces together and figures out that Martin Willow is innocent and the killer is still out there.
The little girl who was attacked on Christmas Day wakes from her coma and gives Smith a clue about the attacker; a piece of a song she heard directly before the attack. Smith then finds himself in a race against time to find this maniac before he kills again.

What the readers thought

On the Shelf Reviews

I really enjoyed this first full length Jason Smith novel! It’s one of those mysteries that you can really get stuck into! Like with Phobia the chapters are short and snappy with an incredibly fast pace but Stewart Giles still managed to weave an intricate narrative balancing almost three separate storylines and timelines.  Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews

There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader totally engrossed in the story. I look forward to following the further adventures of DS Smith.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

I have to be honest and say that there was not one thing that I disliked about the book.  I loved the fact that the majority of the book is set in York, which isn’t far from where I live. I loved the cast of characters although the Detective Sergeant who dislikes Smith needs a slap with a wet flip flop.    Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The story is gripping with lots of shocks and surprises, pulling the reader in head first and not giving any time for the reader to come up for air. I read the whole book in two sittings – it would have been in one go but I had to sleep in the middle of it, falling asleep at 2.30am and waking at 5am to finish the story off. If you like a fast-paced story with believable characters and a well-crafted plot, then you will love this.  Read more here

Black Books Blog

I did guess who the murderer was about half way through, although I wasn’t 100% sure as I didn’t have a motive for them to have done it.  The ending was still very nail-biting as I wasn’t sure how it would end and whether the murderer would manage to escape or not.  The ending was very shocking but was very apt considering.  Read more here

Turn the Page Blog

The plotline is easy to follow but complex enough to keep you reading! I highly recommend this book ans cant wait to bring you the rest of the series!  Read more here

Stewart Giles Author PhotoStewart 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.



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