DC Smith
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  • 1
    An Accidental Death: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 1 | Peter Grainger

    An Accidental Death: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Peter Grainger
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. As a matter of routine, or so it seems, the case passes across the desk of Detective Sergeant Smith, recently returned to work after an internal investigation into another case that has led to tensions between officers at Kings Lake police headquarters. As an ex-DCI, Smith could have retired by now, and it is clear that some of his superiors wish that he would do so.

    Plodding In Fine Style!

    Well I have just spent a pleasant few hours in the company of the oddly-named DC “DC Smith”, an interesting choice of initials for a detective constab..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 August 2016 by Simon (Between a Pair of Headphones)
  • 2
    But for the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2 | Peter Grainger

    But for the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Peter Grainger
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Good to find

    Near the top, nice to find another detective series that is good old fashioned detective work and not heavy on gory detail.

    Reviewed on 29 December 2017 by Seafr ()
  • 3
    Luck and Judgement: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 3 | Peter Grainger

    Luck and Judgement: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Peter Grainger
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a worker goes missing from a North Sea gas platform, there seem to be just two possible explanations - it was a tragic accident or a suicide. It does not take Smith and his detectives long, however, to discover that James Bell led a double life back onshore in Kings Lake, a life complicated enough to make him at least one dangerous enemy. Before the case can be unraveled, Smith must get a new team working together.

    Really enjoyable

    If they liked the same books as me yes I would. Good old fashioned detective story. It is refreshing to have a detective without any hangups and a sen..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Seafr ()
  • 4
    Persons of Interest: DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 4 | Peter Grainger

    Persons of Interest: DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Grainger
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the peace and tranquility of the woods at Pinehills on a Saturday afternoon, a mobile phone begins to ring. The phone belongs to DC Smith, and it isn't unusual that the call is from Kings Lake Central police station; what is unusual is the fact that he seems to be the subject of an investigation rather than taking part in one. What can the links be between a prisoner's violent death in another county, the disappearance of two teenagers, and the highest profile case in Kings Lake for many years?

    Meticulous and well-written

    As the fourth of the series this volume might have been repetitious and forgotten about developing the characters. But it’s not. But nor is the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 November 2017 by chris (London, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    In This Bright Future: DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 5 | Peter Grainger

    In This Bright Future: DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Peter Grainger
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Two weeks of rest and recuperation - that's what the doctor ordered. Detective Sergeant DC Smith could listen to some music, make some of his own, and maybe even catch up on his reading; he is almost looking forward to it. And then there is a knock on the door. It's only his next-door neighbor, but it is the beginning of a sequence of events that will bring him face to face with some of the darkest episodes and the most dangerous people from his own past.

    Wonderful series of books

    I’ve only ‘read’ these books via audio, but can’t imagine any other way now thanks to the excellent performance by the narrator. The central character..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 November 2017 by lisasarcy ()
  • 6
    The Rags of Time: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 6 | Peter Grainger

    The Rags of Time: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Grainger
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Mark Randall lay dead in a field near Lowacre long before Smith had done what he had to do in Belfast. By the time he went back to work, the investigation was well underway. "It's not my case," he says more than once, and he really doesn't need it to be; he has enough to think about as it is. But going around the Norfolk countryside dotting the i's and crossing the t's, speaking to the local farmers and the Brothers of St. Francis from Abbeyfields, Smith begins to suspect that the investigation might be heading in entirely the wrong direction.

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  • 7

    Time and Tide: DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Grainger
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    Change is afoot at Kings Lake Central police station. A most unexpected new detective inspector takes up his post this Monday morning, and the oldest detective in the place takes a momentous decision. Around them, other officers are considering their own situations, and even the building itself seems to be facing an uncertain future. But life and death go on, nevertheless, and by lunchtime someone will make a grim discovery on the Norfolk saltmarshes. A stranger seems to have suffered a slow and agonizing death out there.

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