TROTTERDOWN (the first three Detective Harriet Taylor thrillers) by Stewart Giles
Do you like gripping thrillers that are a little different? Meet Detective Harriet Taylor in this gripping series set in Cornwall From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles.
Three gripping thrillers in one, great value, box set.
BOOK ONE: THE BEEKEEPER
Alice Green is a beekeeper in the small Cornish village of Polgarrow. She lives with her pet jackdaw in a beautiful cottage not far from the sea. One evening, Alice finds something strange under the hollyhock bush in her garden. The gruesome discovery will change everyone’s lives. And then Alice’s best friend Milly disappears…
BOOK TWO: THE PERFECT MURDER
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.
MY REVIEW OF THE PERFECT MURDER
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!!
BOOK THREE: THE BACKPACKER
A girl’s body is found hidden in a remote spot of a Cornish Farm. The same farm that a young girl ran towards to escape her pursuer many years before. Who would kill a young backpacker who hurt nobody? Is there a link between this and a mystery from many years ago?
MY REVIEW OF THE BACKPACKER
I have read quite a few of this author’s books now and they are all very well written with addictive plots so I was delighted to see that he had a new release out!
The plot is great, I loved the pace and the characters are spot on – I love a strong female lead and you certainly get on in this book! The interaction between Harriet and her team was completely on point and I loved it. Plenty of twists to keep you hooked right from the start through to the books brilliant ending – excellent!
This one is definitely a five star book for me – very enjoyable and very highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head 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 hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and there are plenty more to come.
Unworthy, the ninth Smith instalment was followed by a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers. Entitled The Enigma, 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.
A new Smith/Harriet book is in the pipeline as is the 10th Smith instalment.
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