It’s a great pleasure to be todays stop for the Blog Tour of Venom by Stewart Giles. I highly recommend you read this book. It’s a great read!!
VENOM, Detective Jason Smith book 9
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.
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 that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures. However, he does get results.
BOOKS BY STEWART GILES
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 9 – Venom
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker
DS JASON SMITH &DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone
Miranda sequel coming soon
Stewart Giles – Author Bio
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off traveling 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.
My 5-Star Review of Venom
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5-bright, shining stars out of 5
We see a bit of a different side of DS Smith in this book. While I’ve seen him be upset about the cases in other books, I don’t remember him being as upset as he was in this book. He will have to make sure that he can figure this one out quickly as there is a lot at stake in this case. He takes his cases very personally, but this one really did him in.
Once again DS Smith is involved in a heinous case where he has to follow the clues, of which there are very few. He will dig very deep in this case to find the person responsible for the brutal killings that are happening in DS Smith’s town.
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.
My favorite DS Smith book by far. This book was full of suspense and a twist, as well as gave me the creeps, but I loved it. I give this book 5-bright, shining stars and cannot recommend it enough to readers who enjoy suspense-filled murder mysteries, with a group of detectives who work tirelessly to solve a case.