#Review of The Perfect Murder by Stewart Giles @sgilesauthor #theperfectmurder @joffebooks

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Perfect Murder by Stewart Giles!!

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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.


I am a massive fan of crime fiction and I love reading the new releases in this genre and I do get excited by certain authors and this was a book I had been looking forward too from when I found it was due to be released.

Well now I have read  the book I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed at all and I LOVED this book!!  For me it is a gritty, fast paced story that held my attention until the very end. The writing style is superb and it flows so well to carry the story through to a brilliant ending.

The book was a genuine treat to read and one I’d highly recommend – I love a good thriller and this was certainly up there – 5 stars from me and looking forward to reading more from Stewart in the future!!




After reading English & Drama at three different English Universities and graduating Stewart Giles author pic jpegfrom 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 book in the DS Smith thriller series is out now and The Beekeeper, a departure from the DS Smith series was released by Joffe Books in May this year.

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