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  • But for the Grace

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (277 ratings)
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But for the Grace

By: Peter Grainger
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
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Summary

"We are living in the departure lounge," said Ralph Greenwood, "and flights leave with monotonous regularity." So when another resident of the Rosemary House care home is found dead in her chair one Saturday evening in December, no one is very surprised - not until the results of a routine post-mortem reveal something extraordinary. Sergeant DC Smith and his team have to tread carefully as they investigate what took place, and Smith himself has to confront some difficult memories. Others, meanwhile, seem intent on getting him to leave the force altogether, while, despite his best efforts, his social life also becomes a little more complicated. To top it all, Kings Lake has been waiting weeks for the snow to fall, in a winter that seems as if it will never end.

©2014 Peter Grainger (P)2016 Tantor

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sad tale. lovely reader

A sad tale with no bad people but I like DC Smith. He's an interesting character and these stories are well worth a listen. I'm moving on to the next book straight away because the storyline from one book seeps into the next book and keeps you interested

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Thought provoking

I have reached the age where I can relate to the characters in this story. Worth a listen to whatever age you are.

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Easy going nice story

Not the best book I ever read but a comforting read in the crazy world we live in currently. I simply lijed it.

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Thought provoking

Another very gentle story of a very sad predicament, DC has a knack of making you think about life and its troubles.

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Great.

A great book. I love the main character Sargeant 'DC' Smith, with his dry humour and brilliant crime solving. The narration is first class.

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Good, classy story with a charming narrator

That's a great detective story with a philosophical hint - without the cringe kitchy motives you find often on detective stories. Don't expect too many super surprsing plot twists though. ; )

I loved the narrator! No unnecessary overexaggeration and a nice voice with a bit of obrony here and there.

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The greyness of the plot

It’s rare to come across a crime novel that has such a ‘grey’ storyline, with all characters being of a sympathetic nature. A recommended subtle read - especially suitable for those of us who are longer in the tooth!

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Classical detective story

Superbly written, with relatable characters. Very interesting story lines and great endings. One of my favorite authors whose writing skills I am in awe of.

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characters

not my type of crime - I like more action but I wanted to go through the series having enjoyed the first audio book
I do like the main characters so stuck to it but I'm hoping the next one isn't as mundane....I'm older & know about dying & pain and planning death....

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2nd in this series, very good.

I really enjoyed listening to this 2nd in this series. The author, characters and narrator wee very good.

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