*Now available* VENOM (DS Smith #9) by Stewart Giles #newrelease #crimefiction #detective

Stewart Giles and I are delighted to let you know that VENOM, book 9 in the brilliant DS Smith series is now available.  Get ready for another gripping page turner that will have the adrenaline pumping from the first page to the last.


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Wednesday 10th July 6pm to 8pm UK time?

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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.

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.

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



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

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

Book 1 – The Enigma  read more here
Book 2 – Dropzone


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.



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BLOG TOUR – Best Served Cold (DCI Kirsty Savidge #1) by Pat Adams-Wright #debut #crimefiction #newrelease #authorinterview @WritePAW

Today I am delighted to be hosting an interview with Pat Adams-Wright.  Pat is the author of the recently published, BEST SERVED COLD.  This is her first delve into mainstream crime fiction and it is a fantastic debut that I absolutely loved.  I will tell you a little about the book in a while but lets find out a little about the author first:


Interview with Pat Adams-Wright

Hello Pat, congratulations on the publication of Best Served Cold, everything crossed it does well.  Thank you for joining us today.  I am sure your readers are eager to find out more about the author behind the book.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

A writer after briefly skirting the idea of joining the navy. I did achieve my writing goal, via teacher of domestic science, teacher of Life and Social skills, lecturer in the same, and then finished with H.M. Inspector of Taxes.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Towards the end of junior school, when I was of an age to be able to write stories. Luckily, I had a series of teachers who were very supportive. The deputy-head of my last but one school said when I was choosing career options, he would like to see me at university reading English Literature and then writing as a career. Unfortunately, pressures and influences of real-life rear their ugly heads and I made a bad decision. However, that choice allowed me to meet my wife and partner of 44 years. I still feel as though I was the winner. As an aside, that teacher lived very close and at every chance meeting he would ask if I’d written that book yet. When I finally published, I went in search of him to share the news. He’d passed away a few weeks before, at the age of 92. I wept buckets.

How long does it take you to write a book?

Normally around 6 months. However, because of the in-depth research needed for this one it took around 8 months.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

Basically, I don’t have one. I write nearly every day but when is a matter of how I feel. I’ve started at 9 in the morning and as late as 4 in the afternoon. I try not to write in the evenings simply because logistically, it’s difficult. I don’t know when my wife will decide it’s bedtime.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I always have to have a cup of tea at the side of me, or I don’t write!

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Social media is good. I hear people say, don’t air your dirty linen in public, however, sometimes it is useful. Then, just everyday places, overheard conversations, sometimes even taking something you’ve just thought of to the ultimate conclusion.

What are you working on now?

The follow-up to Best Served Cold, number 2 in the Kirsty Savage series.

Is there anything else you think your readers would like to know about you or your writing?

I never gave up hope of being a published author and neither should anyone else. Go down every route you have to, just write, write, write.


That is very interesting.  I know you are active on Social Media so if your readers have any more questions they can contact you via the links below.  Thank you for joining us today and once again good luck with Best Served Cold.

Best Served Cold (DCI Kirsty Savidge #1) by Pat Adams-Wright

Available from AMAZON

DCI Kirsty Savidge and her team (MCTF – Major Crimes Task Force) are tasked with solving the murder of Avril Webb, the third member of a vicious, bullying school gang from twenty-five years ago, to be killed in a matter of weeks. Although two previous deaths are brought to her attention by pathologist Dr Benedict Aldredge (Benny),  they have been ruled a drowning and a gang-related murder in another district. Once Kirsty is aware of them, her detective instincts begin to kick-in, but because of the different Modi Operandi, she’s not sure she’ll be able to convince her superior Chief Superintendent Alison Fry, of a connection. The two women have history and cooperation is rarely a given.  However, during the interviews into Avril’s death the remaining members of the gang are adamant about a link between the deaths and press Kirsty to investigate further. This gives Kirsty a legitimate reason to ask for the other two cases to be reviewed although none of those in the higher echelons would want to hear the term ‘serial killer’.

Another murder occurs quite soon, again with a different MO. At the same time, Kirsty becomes aware she’s had an intruder in her home, but she and DS Danny Hewitt decide to put off any investigation until the current case is finished. Also, Chief Superintendent Fry appears to be having some personal problems when Kirsty spots her wrist wrapped in bandages and bruising on her neck. The inclement weather is also having an effect on the investigation, as some people are having to work from home, including Savidge and Fry, who finds herself stranded at Kirsty’s cottage because of the heavy snowfall. Fry brought news Kirsty could proceed with linking all the cases.  Members of the now covert group (nobody is aware in the present that these people are still linked and running false businesses for their leader, Chris Shaw), are now beginning to take care of their own security turning down protective custody. The police become suspicious.

Throughout, there is a running commentary from the murderer, about his methods and reasoning. Kirsty has her suspicions and is convinced one of the gang members is carrying out the murders. Only  when information from those badly bullied at school does the method of the killings fall into place. Background information on two of suspects is proving illusive. A failed copy-cat attack narrows Kirsty’s choice to one and covert surveillance is set-up. At the time of Avril’s funeral the next day, it’s revealed the man watching the suspect has been murdered and the suspect has disappeared. He’s gone to Plan B – murdering the rest of the gang at the funeral. He kills two more using sniper-fire, then escapes. At the airport he is apprehended and held at gunpoint by two armed response officers, but is then shot himself when one officer mistakes a remote-control for the handle of a gun. The suspect’s lap-top reveals all, in the form of two books so all questions can be answered at a meal supplied by the Chief Superintendent. At the end of the book we are left wondering whose Kirsty’s intruder was  and also who had leaked information to allow a copy-cat attack.

Pat Adams-Wright Author Bio

Pat Adams-Wright was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK, on the 15th October 1954, in Wellesley Barracks, to a sergeant major father and a working mother. Teacher trained in Liverpool, she actually taught very little during the austere period for practical subjects, doing any work she could find to keep the wolf from the door. However, this did provide plenty of experience and writing material. Finally settled into a teaching job, disaster struck after an accident left her disabled. After many years of using writing to distract her from pain, she successfully completed her debut novel, Run, which was published on the 18th April, 2015.



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