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An Accidental Death - Peter Grainger
An Accidental Death
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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... show more
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. The latest trainee detective to work with him is the son of a member of his former team, and together they begin to unravel the truth about what happened to Wayne Fletcher. As the investigation proceeds, it becomes clear that others are involved - some seem determined to prevent it, some seem to be taking too much interest. In the end Smith operates alone, having stepped too far outside standard procedures to ask for support. He knows that his own life might be at risk but he has not calculated on the life of his young assistant also being put in danger.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00FN0YJ6S
Publisher: Peter Grainger
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.0 A Bit of Routine Paperwork with Anything but Routine Results
‘When you’re in front of a promotion board, one of the favourite questions is ‘So what motivates you in your daily work, Chris?’ ‘Promotion? I’ll be relieved if I get through my six months. So what’s the correct answer?’ ‘Oh, there are lots, you can buy them in books. But you could think about thi...
Escape from the ER
Escape from the ER rated it
4.5
So once again I'm asking myself....how have I missed this series?! Instead of being fashionably late to the party, apparently I've shown up after everyone ate, drank, danced, got arrested & made bail. This is a wonderful read, a straight up procedural full of well developed characters that grow on y...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.5 The British Police Procedural Is Alive and Well
... and I have found yet another favorite new series! Never let it be said that there are no great new voices in British crime writing, and on top of that, two of my most recent discoveries -- Joy Ellis's Jackman & Evans series and Peter Grainger's D.C. Smith series -- are set in an area not (yet)...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
5.0 "An Accidental Death - DC Smith #1" by Peter Grainger - highly recommended
“An Accidental Death”, published in 2013, is one of the best British police crime novels I’ve read in a long time. The first thing in its favour is that the whole novel is character driven. DC Smith is a wonderful invention: cliché-free and deeply imagined. In this first novel, he constantly surpr...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
4.0 The DC Smith Series
I read book one in this series a few weeks ago and then rushed out to acquire the next tale in the DC Smith series. What I like is that the stories are adult, realistic and not full of suspense or blood and guts. The protagonist, DC Smith, is complex and likable--and has a past that the author ke...
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