Blog Tour – Crimson Siege by Jay Raven #Horror #blogtour #BookReview @jayravenauthor

Today it is my stop on the Blog Tour for this brilliant Horror book. This has been republished by Jay Raven so I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing it twice and I loved it even more the second time around.

Crimson Siege

Blood Riders book 1

by Jay Raven

Available from AMAZON

In the godless badlands of Transylvania the fragile truce between mankind and monsters is about to explode…

When bounty hunters target one of 19th century Europe’s most feared vampire clans, the last place any lawman wants to be is caught in the middle…

            But for Anton Yoska, Lord Marshal of the Imperial lands south of the Carpathian Mountains, fate has trapped him in a supernatural stand-off that can end only in a bloodbath.

            A gang of mercenaries led by Anton’s former army comrade Milosh Drubrick have captured vampire aristocrat Stefan Modjeski, wanted for a string of frenzied murders, and have come to Anton to claim the reward. And as Stefan’s predatory undead kin lay siege to the jailhouse, Anton is faced with an agonising choice – hand over his prisoner and abandon the bounty hunters to their unspeakable fate, or stand and fight.

            The jailhouse defenders are outnumbered and out of options. It’s a battle that can’t be won, certain slaughter for them all, and Anton can’t trust his scheming allies. But Lord Marshal Yoska isn’t about to surrender.

            For he’s an experienced vampire hunter, a dangerous man when cornered, and a single minded warrior who knows there are worse things to fear than death…


My Review

I was very interested in how Jay would approach the vampires as he himself admits that Drakula had been done to death.  I was very impressed I was hooked very early on as the reader is thrown straight in to the horrific scenes of this ‘new’ vampire and from there the adrenaline keeps pumping.

There is a little humour interwoven in the story (at least I think so) and this softens what would otherwise be a little too ‘horrific’ for some.  

There are several characters introduced at the start and more join in as the story progresses.  They develop steadily through the story it all makes for a gripping fast moving read.  I am eager to learn more about the history behind this book but I am assured all will become clear in the next book.

I am very impressed with this modern day view of the undead Jay has added new elements and the whole thing works perfectly. 

Excellent read, well worth the 5 stars and I will eagerly await the next book.


Jay Raven

Author Bio

Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

If you would like to be informed of new releases, enjoy free short stories and access exclusive giveways and competitions, please subscribe to Jay’s monthly newsletter on his website at www.jayraven.com

Links

Twitter: @jayravenauthor

Website: www.jayraven.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iain.pattison.1


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Game of Crones by Jay Raven

Game of Crones by Jay Raven #Horror #shortstories #BookReview @jayravenauthor

Game of Crones

Available from AMAZON

Forget Happily Ever After – the most delicious fairy tales end in darkness and despair!

Welcome to a world of cruelty, hexes and treachery, where malicious magic rules and you are but a single necromancer’s spell away from eternal terror.

From malevolent medieval magicians  to Wild West witches, this spellbinding volume by a master of the macabre is packed with frightening fables guaranteed to send a supernatural chill down your spine.

Amongst the haunting historical horror stories, you’ll meet:

  • A half-crazed girl locked up in a high security mental hospital by those accusing her of causing a devastating earthquake.
  • An impoverished French noblewoman who’ll stop at nothing to marry  her daughter to a wealthy prince – even if it means dabbling with a dangerous love potion.
  • The hated public executioner Pandora whose fabled box has already killed 55 men – without leaving  a trace of violence on their bodies.
  • Wily witch Merta who uses all her wits and trickery to turn the tables on the corrupt Mayor who wants her burnt alive at the stake.
  • A faery mage without conscience or pity with the perfect plan to make Mankind turn on itself  – and all it takes is one innocent baby.
  • A drought-stricken frontier town that seeks magical help from the local Indian tribe to make it rain, but learns it comes at a terrible cost. 
  • The doubt-ridden King, plagued by nightmares of his death, who consults an enchantress to learn the most of hidden of secrets: just when the Grim Reaper will claim him.
  • A Mid Western widow who is convinced her homesteading husband is still alive, held hostage by a sorceress.

If you’re thrilled by exciting dark fantasy tales, with cunning twists, edge-of -the seat tension and unexpected shivers, you’ll love Game of Crones. Pick it up today. If you dare…


My Review

I am growing to love the Jay Raven books he has a way of making horror different and in a way amusing. 

This is a collection of short stories each one totally different but very  good.  I am not usually a fan of short stories I like something I can really get into but I did really enjoy reading these each story is different but they all made for very good reading.

I wont say much about the stories as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone but they are well worth reading if you are looking for something you can pick up to snatch a quick read over lunch or on the bus these will fit the purpose perfectly.

I am really looking forward to more from Jay


What the Bloggers thought:

Donna’s Book Blog

I love the author’s ability to bring his stories to life and he creates some fantastic characters. Link to post

Debbie Hipster

Some of the characters had me howling with their cunning Wiley ways, I wish I knew some of them!! Crones are the wise ones, it pays to listen carefully to them. Link to post

Shalini’s Books & Reviews

The last line of each story left me bewitched. What a wicked mind this author had!!  Link to post

Loopy Laura

Obviously some stories I enjoyed more than others but the range of plots and characters made for fascinating reading from the very first page.  Link to post

Jessica Belmont

Jay Raven’s ability to world build, character build, pull the reader in and keep them invested such a short stories is a true testament to his writing abilities. Link to post

Black Books Blog

All of the short stories are brilliantly written with lots of atmosphere and twisty ending which I never saw coming. Link to post

Susan Wallace

I really enjoyed this book. It was different. I liked the different stories. Although I didn’t have a favourite I still enjoyed them. Read in one sitting. Link to post


Jay Raven – author bio

Dark fantasy author Jay Raven blames a misspent childhood watching Hammer Horror films for his lifelong obsession with history, woodland, horse-drawn carriages and visiting castles – preferably during the hours of daylight! All of which might explain why he now lives in a creepy old house perched atop a steep hill on the edge of a 500 acre forest teeming with bats.

A writer for 23 years, Birmingham-based Jay was a journalist before leaving behind the clamour of headlines and deadlines to chase his dream of capturing monsters and releasing them into the world of fiction. During that time his work has been widely published in horror and fantasy anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic.

As well as reinventing traditional Gothic horror for a modern audience, he writes alterative history urban fantasies – usually with supernatural themes. He loves to cross genres and bring unexpected elements  – if not elementals – to the party.

He has two regrets in life – that he hasn’t had a chance to visit Transylvania yet, and that his house isn’t haunted. But long suffering wife Liz has threatened to do something about the latter…

Links

Twitter: @jayravenauthor

Website: www.jayraven.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iain.pattison.1

ABSOLUTION by Adam Croft #bookreview #politicalthriller #crimefiction @adamcroft

Absolution

by Adam Croft

Available from AMAZON

Could you betray your government to save your country?

Sam Barker works in IT at the Home Office. All he wants is to get his work done and enjoy a quiet existence. But when he’s caught up in a terrorist attack on the London Underground, his life is turned upside down.

As he lies recovering in his hospital bed, a shadowy figure visits him and tells Sam not only is he a key witness to the attack, but he has unique access to information which could blow open a huge conspiracy and bring down the British government.

Will Sam risk everything he knows and loves to save his country?


My Review

It is just another day at the office for Sam.  His biggest problem is that he has forgotten to buy Lucy a birthday present so he diverts to Westminster underground station to buy her some flowers.  A cruel stroke of fate places him in the station at the same time as a bomb goes off.  Life will never be the same for many people but most of all for Sam.

Sam is a conscientious young man, he accidentally got his girlfriend pregnant when he was young but stood up to the plate and supported them both and now has a healthy, albeit long distance, relationship with both Benji and his mum.  He suffers from anxiety and likes his routines and keeping his life nicely organised.  The bombing affected him badly apart from the physical injuries he saw his pregnant friend die.  Jason visits him in hospital and from there onwards Sam is placed well outside his comfort zone.  Despite the doubts about the offer that is made he knows that he has to do the right thing even if it costs him his sanity.

As the story unfolds we learn of corruption, organisations that don’t exist and organisations that are so secret very few know of their existence.  The possibilities and threats are endless.

This is a very intriguing book that kept me engrossed all the way through as I willed Sam on in his mission.  It is a political thriller so very different from my usual books but a very interesting and thought provoking read.

Another great book from a very talented author.  I am very much hoping there will be a sequel.

Blog Tour Wrap Up – VENOM (DS Smith #9) by Stewart Giles #newrelease #crimefiction #detective @stewartgiles

Thank you to all the absolutely wonderful Bloggers, readers and supporters who helped with the launch of VENOM your help is very much appreciated — THANK YOU Stewart and Jill xx

What the readers and bloggers thought:

Black Books Blog

The tension towards the end of the book is immense and, unlike most books, the drama doesn’t finish until the very last page with people being in danger all the way through the last couple of chapters. As with all of Stewart’s other books this one will keep you hooked and the action never lets up. The ending was shocking and Stewart has put Jason Smith through more things in this book than ever before.  Read more here

Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

I loved this story and the characters are always so great to read. I enjoy the way that the characters work together to get the results needed to solve the case. The depth the detectives will go to get results is always interesting to me. I enjoy a good sleuth story and this one did not disappoint. I thought I had the criminal sorted out but then I second guessed myself only to find out that I was spot on. Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews

Kudos to the author who came up with a unique killer with a distinctive way to kill. Once started, I couldn’t put it down for long. There are surprising twists and turns, lots of action and plenty of suspense. Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

I always enjoy Stewart’s books but this one has scaled heights which he has never reached before. It was page-turningly brilliant and left me so dreadfully disappointed when I had finished it. I wanted more! Immediately! Read more here

The Word is Out

As with previous stories from this author this book is a joy to read and once started I just did not want to put it down. There is heart-warming humour and banter between the main characters which just makes the story even more human and enjoyable, and we get some insight from the killer’s point of view which is also interesting knowing things that Smith does not.   Read more here

Sarah’s Thoughts

So Stewart has nailed it once more. This is the latest Jason Smith book and it is gripping, the only complaint i have is that Jason is the target again (sorry Stewart). But if you want an easy read on an emotional thrilling rollercoaster this is it.

Turn The Page Blog

DS Smith is back…. Absolutely fantastic read, but I advise you not to buy this is you housework as it won’t get done ! I was unable to leave this alone. The blurb says it all… Read more here

On The Shelf Reviews

If you’re not familiar with Stewart Giles’ work, they’re fast paced police procedurals, with a sprinkling of dark humour, plenty of action. Smith is a stubborn Australian, who even though he’s matured a little is still his usual rule bending, stubborn self.  Read more here

Akamatra

This is a fast paced book as Stewart usually writes them. I was gripping my phone (I read it on my kindle app) and trying to refrain from bitting my nails! I loved it!  Read more here

Debbie Hipster

The cases were interesting and highly inventive and pulled on my intrigue the whole way through. And seeing Smith get emotional with this case tugs on heart strings for sure. Read more here

Donna’s Book Blog

I honestly think that this author’s stories are going from strength to strength, he has an additive writing style and I love reading about the characters he has created and can’t wait to see what he releases next – no hesitation with this one – it is 5 stars from me!! Read more here

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Ginger Book Geek

Sharon Rimmelzwaan


VENOM, Detective Jason Smith book 9

Available from Amazon

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

Still recovering from an accident, DS Jason Smith receives a strange phone call: ‘I want to live.’  The number is unknown, and Jason puts it down to a hoax call.  While doing a favour for DCI Chalmers the phone call suddenly begins to make sense and Jason is once again on the trail of a psychopath.

Can Smith stop this maniac before more people die?  Who is it and why does he have Smith’s number?  As the team struggle to find some kind of a lead Jason realises that it may not be his own life in danger this time but he is in danger of losing someone else he cares about.

This is a unique story that has a steadily increasing pace that continues to deliver all the way to the very last page.

THE SETTING
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.

THE DETECTIVE
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 that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures.  However, he does get results.

What readers are saying about Venom

‘This author’s style of writing is phenomenal to the end.  He never fails me.  All of his books that I have read have pushed all my buttons.  The only thing I can say I didn’t like was THE END!  NO! I want more of DS Jason Smith.  So looking forward to the next one.’ – Booklover Bev

‘What an amazing book, I read it in one sitting as I couldn’t wait to see what Stewart put Jason Smith through next.’ – Simon @ Black Books Blog

‘WOW! Just when I think that Stewart Giles cannot get any better, he goes ahead and proves me wrong. I absolutely LOVED Venom. The action is tight and fast paced. The tension keeps mounting until you feel that you physically can’t sit still any more. The plot is well thought out, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end.’ – Heather Opperman

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5-Phobia read more here
Book 1-Smith  read more here
Book 2-Boomerang  read more here
Book 3-Ladybird  read more here
Book 4-Occam’s Razor  read more here
Book 5-Harlequin  read more here
Book 6-Selene  read more here
Book 7-Horsemen  read more here
Book 8-Unworthy  read more here
Book 9 – Venom

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper  read more here
Book 2-The Perfect Murder  read more here
Book 3-The Backpacker  read more here

Trotterdown a box set of DC Harriet Taylor books 1-3 read more here

DS JASON SMITH &DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma  read more here
Book 2 – Dropzone

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
Miranda  read more here
Miranda sequel coming soon


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 brings together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.

Miranda is something totally different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before.

Dropzone, book 2 in the Smith/Harriet series is now available and Venom, book 9 in the Smith series will be released in July 2019. I have plenty more books planned to include, by popular request, a sequel to Miranda.

Links

Website: www.stewartgiles.com

Twitter: @stewartgiles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles.33

2 – DETECTIVE JASON SMITH makeover – 1-SMITH #CoverReveal

Day 2 – Stewart Giles has given his DETECTIVE JASON SMITH series a makeover with shiny new covers etc. So each day for 10 days I will be revealing the new cover to each book in sequence. 

ALSO – each day that book will be reduced to 99p/99c for that day only so if you havent read this series now is your chance to pick up the brand new version for a bargain price.

2SMITH NEW1Smith (Detective Jason Smith #1) by Stewart Giles

Available from AMAZON for just 99p/99c 2nd August 2019 only!!

From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes the first book in a brilliant series featuring Detective Jason Smith.

‘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 with a suicide note 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.

If you like Police Procedurals full of adrenaline pumping suspense and that many twists and turns you think you are on a roller coaster then this series is a ‘must read’.

 

THE SETTING

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.

 

THE DETECTIVES

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 Whitton 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.

What readers are saying about Smith:

‘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.’ Jo

‘Reading this book was like being on an at times scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists, turns and stomach churning moments.’Ginger Book Geek

I haven’t read such a brilliant detective thriller for quite while. This is one of the best ever. You felt drawn to Jason’s character from the very first page.LooseBoots

The story will most certainly hold you as you read you just won’t want to put it down. well written with gruesome details throughout.’Booklover BEV

I really enjoyed the story and the other characters and the pace of the book was great. I was sorry when it ended and have downloaded the next in the series straight away.’Angie T.D.

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES

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 9       –        Venom

 

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1       –       The Beekeeper

Book 2       –       The Perfect Murder

Book 3       –       The Backpacker

DETECTIVE JASON SMITH/HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1        –       The Enigma

Book 2        –       Dropzone

STANDALONE THRILLERS

Miranda

3 – DETECTIVE JASON SMITH makeover – 2 – BOOMERANG #CoverReveal

Day 3 – Stewart Giles has given his DETECTIVE JASON SMITH series a makeover with shiny new covers etc. So each day for 10 days I will be revealing the new cover to each book in sequence. 

ALSO – each day that book will be reduced to 99p/99c for that day only so if you havent read this series now is your chance to pick up the brand new version for a bargain price.

3BOOMERANG NEW IDEA1Boomerang (Detective Jason Smith #2) by Stewart Giles

Available from AMAZON for just 99p/99c (3rd August 2019 only!!)

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

A MAN IS KILLING PEOPLE IN YORK!

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.

THE SETTING

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.

 

THE DETECTIVES

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 Whitton 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.

What readers are saying about Boomerang:

‘It’s fast-paced and action-packed. I look forward to reading the next book in Smith’s adventures.’ – Linda Strong

‘I’m really enjoying this series. This story flips between events in Vietnam with modern day murders.’ – Sarah

‘What a great page turner for the first book I have read by this author.’ – David

Really liked this book. Great characters and dialogue, black humour in spades.’ – James O’Neill

Great read …. enjoying this series very much.’ – Caroline S

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES

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 9       –        Venom

 

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1       –       The Beekeeper

Book 2       –       The Perfect Murder

Book 3       –       The Backpacker

DETECTIVE JASON SMITH/HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1        –       The Enigma

Book 2        –       Dropzone

STANDALONE THRILLERS

Miranda

4 – DETECTIVE JASON SMITH makeover – 3 – LADYBIRD #CoverReveal

Day 4 – Stewart Giles has given his DETECTIVE JASON SMITH series a makeover with shiny new covers etc. So each day for 10 days I will be revealing the new cover to each book in sequence. 

ALSO – each day that book will be reduced to 99p/99c for that day only so if you havent read this series now is your chance to pick up the brand new version for a bargain price.

LADYBIRD NEW 3Ladybird (Detective Jason Smith#3) by Stewart Giles

Available from AMAZON for just 99p/99c (4th August 2019 only!!)

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

An esteemed pathologist is arrested for Murder while Jason Smith is on sick leave.

 

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is days away from the end of his sick leave after a case that almost cost him his life when he gets a call from an old friend. His friend has been arrested for the murder of a student. He wants Smith to investigate the murder and prove his innocence. Smith is persuaded return to work. The student was killed with a bread knife. Ladybirds were scattered on his dead body.

When another man is found dead with ladybirds on his body, Smith enlists the help of an insect doctor, the enigmatic DR Karen Wood, to try and understand the significance of the ladybirds. As Smith gets drawn closer to this mysterious woman and more and more men wind up dead with ladybirds on their bodies Smith quickly realises that Dr Wood is not who she seems to be.

Smith and his team unearth a terrible secret from twenty years earlier; somebody wants justice and, as more and more men die, Smith realises he is running out of time to find out who.

This is a fast-paced page-turner with twists and turns all the way to an ending you won’t see coming.

 

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

THE SETTING

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.

 

THE DETECTIVES

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 Whitton 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.

What readers are saying about Ladybird:

This book was gripping from the first page to the last. The characters are all well written, believable and sympathetic.’ Mrs Christine H Clark

‘Superb book left you guessing to the end. Sends you up so many alleys and you still can’t see the outcome.’Mike

‘A well paced story that will have you hooked very quickly and then drag you along for the ride in such a way as to not want to stop reading..’Hisboss

Another gripping book by this Author well written lots going on could not put this book down.’Kindle Customer

What a good book had you wandering all the time would read his books again I haven’t read his before.’Dora Gibbons

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES

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 9       –        Venom

 

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1       –       The Beekeeper

Book 2       –       The Perfect Murder

Book 3       –       The Backpacker

DETECTIVE JASON SMITH/HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1        –       The Enigma

Book 2        –       Dropzone

STANDALONE THRILLERS

Miranda

5 – DETECTIVE JASON SMITH makeover – 4 – OCCAM’S RAZOR #CoverReveal

Day 5 – Stewart Giles has given his DETECTIVE JASON SMITH series a makeover with shiny new covers etc. So each day for 10 days I will be revealing the new cover to each book in sequence. 

ALSO – each day that book will be reduced to 99p/99c for that day only so if you havent read this series now is your chance to pick up the brand new version for a bargain price.

5OCCAMS RAZOR NEW1Occam’s Razor (Detective Jason Smith #4) by Stewart Giles

Available from AMAZON for just 99p/99c (5th August 2019 only!!)

Occam’s Razor is book 4 in the Detective Jason Smith series by the bestselling author:  Stewart Giles

A football player is shot dead in front of a packed crowd of people.

DS Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. The murder weapon is found in a house across the road from the football ground. It is a rare Russian army issue sniper rifle. As the investigation hits dead end after dead end, two government agents arrive and take over, pushing Smith and his colleagues to the side. As more people die Smith quickly realises these agents are not who they claim to be. He is forced into the dark world of these phantoms and he finds himself at the mercy of his old nemesis; the man who kidnapped his sister years earlier.

This is a gripping thriller with twists and turns all the way to the stunning ending.

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

THE SETTING

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.

 

THE DETECTIVES

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 Whitton 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.

What readers are saying about Occam’s Razor:

This book was gripping from the first page to the last. The characters are all well written, believable and sympathetic.’ Mrs Christine H Clark

‘Superb book left you guessing to the end.Sends you up so many alleys and you still can’t see the outcome.’Mike

‘A well paced story that will have you hooked very quickly and then drag you along for the ride in such a way as to not want to stop reading..’Hisboss

Another gripping book by this Author well written lots going on could not put this book down.’Kindle Customer

What a good book had you wandering all the time would read his books again I haven’t read his before.’Dora Gibbons

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES

0.5 -Phobia (5 early Jason Smith cases)

1….-.Smith

2….-.Boomerang

3….-.Ladybird

4….-.Occam’s Razor

5….-.Harlequin

6….-.Selene

7….-.Horseman

8….-.Unworthy

9….-.Venom

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

1….-.The Beekeeper

2….-.The Perfect Murder

3….-.The Backpacker

DETECTIVE JASON SMITH/HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

 

1….-.The Enigma

2….-.Dropzone

STANDALONE THRILLERS

 

Miranda

6 – DETECTIVE JASON SMITH makeover – 5 – HARLEQUIN #CoverReveal

Day 6 – Stewart Giles has given his DETECTIVE JASON SMITH series a makeover with shiny new covers etc. So each day for 10 days I will be revealing the new cover to each book in sequence.
ALSO – each day that book will be reduced to 99p/99c for that day only so if you havent read this series now is your chance to pick up the brand new version for a bargain price.

Harlequin (Detective Jason Smith #5) by Stewart Giles

Available from AMAZON

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

The circus comes to town and children start to disappear.

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is persuaded to return to work after three weeks of a marijuana induced haze. Forced to endure the leadership of a new DI, the fulsome Bryony Brownhill, Smith is faced with the most difficult investigation of his colourful career.
When the children who vanished are found murdered in various parts of the city, all clues lead to the circus grounds, but Smith and his team are met with a sinister silence everywhere they turn. Smith digs deeper and discovers the cause of this silence; the chain of events that led up to the vile murders that have shattered the hearts of the people of York.
This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller with an ending that you won’t expect.

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

THE SETTING
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.

THE DETECTIVES
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 Whitton 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.

What readers are saying about Harlequin:
‘Excellent and truly chilling murder mystery.’– Maggie May
‘Another compelling detective thriller in the DS Jason Smith series.’ –Kindle Customer
‘A great writer and a great cast of characters inhabit these books. Well worth the time taken to read them.’ – Amazon Customer
‘What a fantastic book as the ending was not expected. This book is very hard to put down, really good storyline’ – Helen Green
‘What a great book had to keep reading it could not put it down I would look forward to read some more.’ – Peter Goulding

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
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 9 – Venom

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker
TROTTERDOWN – A box set of Detective Harriet Taylor books 1-3

DETECTIVE JASON SMITH/HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone

STANDALONE THRILLERS
Miranda

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