Today I am very excited to be opening the Blog Tour for THE DOGWALKER by Stewart Giles. This is book 23 in the brilliant Detective Jason Smith series and is an adrenaline pumping addition to a series that gets better and better.
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THE DOGWALKER (Detective Jason Smith #23)
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 27th July 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Stewart Giles
From bestselling author: Stewart Giles comes another brilliant addition to the Detective Jason Smith series.
Detective Smith has lost count of how many times a murder investigation has been set in motion with a dogwalker finding a body. So, when the mutilated corpse of a woman is found by a man taking his four-legged friend for a stroll, it doesn’t sound any warning bells.
But when the same man makes a second gruesome discovery, Smith’s senses are on high alert.
When the dogwalker stumbles upon a third brutally murdered woman, Smith knows there’s more to this meek-mannered dog lover than meets the eye.
But no matter how deep he digs, Smith can’t find anything that links him to any of the victims.
Is it really a case of bizarre coincidence, or is the dogwalker going to be the one who finally outsmarts Detective Sergeant Jason Smith?
What readers are saying about THE DOGWALKER
I really can’t say how much I look forward to reading Stewart’s books. There’s a warmth and depth of characters, always a cracking plot and that special something. I want to race through them but at the same time savour them like a good wine as I don’t want them to end. – Misfits Farm
Very twisty and gripping. I do hope there is more to come. I love this series. 5*. – Sue W
Book Twenty Three, and Cor Blimey!!!! This book has lots of almighty twists that I didn’t see coming. – Booklover Bev
I read a lot of crime fiction and think I am an expert in detection but this riveting plot had me baffled and got me thinking. It’s intricate, gripping and full of surprises and suspense. – Carol S
Detective Jason Smith is back in this adrenaline pumping addition to the series.
Dogwalkers often find dead bodies. Dogs are inquisitive animals and their sense of smell will soon pick up anything out of the ordinary that needs to be investigated. BUT what are the chances of the same dogwalker finding more than one body? Smith is sceptical he is convinced it is no coincidence but neither is there any evidence to prove it isn’t. This is a case that is going to test Smith’s detective skills (and his patience) to the limit.
There are so many twists and turns in this story as the York Detectives try to unravel the secrets and lies that continue to lead them in the wrong direction. When the dots finally connect it will leave you shaking your head in disbelief that you got it so wrong. Brilliant story.
In addition to the gripping story there is also the home life of the Smith’s to add to the stress. Lucy is still a cause for concern and the Viaduct continues to overshadow the Smith family and everyone who was involved in that case.
Another brilliant read and a chance to catch up with much loved characters. I am sure these books just get better and better. Well done Stewart Giles you have knocked the ball out of the park with this one, absolutely awesome!
5 stars from me.
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.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and 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 was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brought together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.
The Miranda trilogy is something totally different. A psychological thriller trilogy. It is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before.
The Detective Jason Smith series continues to grow. I also have another series featuring an Irish detective who relocated to Guernsey, the Detective Liam O’Reilly series. There are also 3 stand alone novels.