#Blogtour The Perfect Murder by Stewart Giles

I am very pleased today to be opening the blog tour for Stewart’s brilliant second book The Perfect Murder. Thank you very much to @JoffeBooks, @stewartgiles and  @Books_n_all for asking to me to be on the tour

Book Blurb

From #1 best-selling author Stewart Giles comes the new mystery set on the Cornish coast. Where the pretty villages and towns hold some very dark secrets.


 Two cats are found mutilated in the same town. Detective Harriet Taylor is reluctant to investigate, but then one of their owners is killed a bizarre way that same day.

 Harriet and the team step in. The dead woman has four words written on her neck — four very ambiguous words.

 Then another body turns up with the same words written on it.  Harriet fears the worst — a serial killer is on the loose in the small Cornish town of Trotterdown.

 Can Harriet stop the murders and work out the connection to the local writing group who, conveniently enough, have been set the task of writing stories on the theme of “the perfect murder”?

 A crime mystery with a touch of black humour. You’ll enjoy this fast-paced and dark unearthing of the secrets of a sleepy Cornish community.

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My Review

This is the sequel to The Beekeeper, which I read and reviewed here  and it follows a similar theme to this.

The start of the book is one of the best introductions I have read this year, with a man committing the perfect murder by drowning a lady in a bath tub, but all is not as it seems.

The story then progresses to a sleepy little village in Cornwall with the local police getting bored.  This is until two cats are left mutilated outside their respective owner’s houses.  When the police investigate they find a dead body in one of the owner’s garages so start to investigate this.

Shortly after this more dead bodies appear and the police have to start looking for their first ever serial killer.  Fortunately for them they have Harriet working for them, the same Harriet from book 1, who will not drop any case and follows it through to the very end and, as with book 1, the ending wasn’t that surprising.  The ending doesn’t take anything away from the fact that it is a great read.

If you liked the Beekeeper then you will love this book as well.  It is a brilliant darkly humoured book with lots of murders along the way.

To buy the book click on the below links




About the Author

After reading English & Drama at three different English Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling and finally ended up in South Africa, where I still live. I enjoy the serene life running a boat shop on the banks of the Vaal Dam. I came up with the DS Jason Smith idea after my wife dropped a rather large speaker on my head. Whether it was intentional still remains a mystery. Smith, the first in the series was finished in September 2013 and was closely followed by Boomerang and Ladybird. Occam’s Razor, Harlequin and Phobia (a series of short stories detailing Smith’s early life) were all completed in one hazy 365 days and Selene was done and dusted a few months later. Horsemen, the seventh in the DS Smith thriller series is out now. The Beekeeper, a departure from the DS Smith series will be released through Joffe Books on 22 May.

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