The Enigma (DS Jason Smith & DC Harriet Taylor #1) by Stewart Giles
From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new detective series featuring the detectives from both the series’ we know and love.
In Trotterdown, Cornwall a boat, The Enigma washes in to the harbour. The skipper is dead, and Harriet Taylor is brought in to investigate. But 1 dead body is not the only crime the team have to deal with.
Meanwhile, further up the coast in Whitby a boat washes up on the rocks just outside the harbour. Everyone on board is dead. Whitby Police are out of their depth, so DS Jason Smith is called in to help.
It soon becomes clear the cases are connected and the teams from York and Trotterdown settle down to work with each other.
This is a unique story with twist, turns and shocks all the way through making it an adrenaline pumping read you will not be able to put down.
DC Harriet Taylor had only been married for 2 years when her philandering husband was killed in a car crash. It is common knowledge around the station that the woman who died next to him was his latest lover. Harriet transferred to Trotterdown to escape the gossip and sympathetic looks. She is now finding her way around Cornwall and getting to know the other members of the team.
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.
ALSO 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
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker
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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This was an interesting story to read. Brutal murders and the cooperation of multiple police departments lead to the take down of a cruel man and his team of criminals.
The Enigma is a boat out of Scotland that ends up in a small town where the group of detectives that are on the case of four brutal murder victims will work with other departments to get to the bottom of who murdered these people and why.
This story had brutal murders and great teams of detectives to find the murder(s) and solve the crimes that were committed. The characters are a combination of two of Stewart Giles’ detective series, that include DS Jason Smith Series and the DC Harriet Taylor Series. Both detectives are very good at their jobs and know how to go about getting results. DS Smith has a tendency to go about his detective work by his own rules, but DC Taylor is more of a rule follower when she’s working. With these two teaming up though they will work well together and they will get to the bottom of the case.
I enjoyed this book. This was my first read of Mr. Giles stories, but found it to be a suspense filled story and the twists in the story were interesting. I give this story a 4 star review and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes crime, police, suspense, or stories that draw you in immediately.