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But For The Grace

(2014)
(The second book in the DC Smith Investigation series)
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But For the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation



"We are living in the departure lounge," said Ralph Greenwood, "and flights leave with monotonous regularity." So 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.

Police 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, while, despite his best efforts, his social life also becomes a little more complicated.

To top it all, Kings Lake has been waiting weeks for the snow to fall, in a winter that seems as if it will never end...

This, the second DC Smith investigation, follows on from 'An Accidental Death'.

Perfect for fans of Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, P D James, R D Wingfield or even John le Carre.

DC Smith Investigation Series;

  • Book 1: An Accidental Death: A DC Smith Investigation

  • Book 2: But for the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation

  • Book 3: Luck and Judgement: A DC Smith Investigation

  • Book 4: Persons of Interest: A DC Smith Investigation

  • Book 5: In This Bright Future: A DC Smith Investigation

  • Book 6: The Rags of Time: A DC Smith Investigation



What readers are saying -



"The first book in this series, An Accidental Death was thoroughly enjoyable, and this second installment is even better."

"I downloaded the first DC Smith because it was a bargain and I like British procedural mysteries. What a find! DC Smith is an intelligent, interesting character and the plots are relevant and not predictable, but perhaps the most unexpected plus in the series is the subtle humor laced throughout.

"The detective is thoughtful but not dismal--he is bright, knowledgeable and funny. The characters are well written and likable for the most part--those you can't like are still well-rounded individuals. The author shows a respect for people of both sexes and a sly wit that skewers pretensions. I will follow this author. Well done!"

"Most enjoyable and entertaining Detective series. My second in the series I found browsing the genre on my kindle. I really enjoy British DCI stories. Writing is very good and engaging and Smith is very sharp and witty. Highly recommend."

Genre: Mystery

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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: But For The Grace (DC Smith Investigation)
Author(s): Peter Grainger
ISBN: 1-5159-1085-7 / 978-1-5159-1085-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: But For The Grace (DC Smith Investigation)
Author(s): Peter Grainger
ISBN: 1-5159-6085-4 / 978-1-5159-6085-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: But for the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2
Author(s): Peter Grainger
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: But for the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2
Author(s): Peter Grainger
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: But for the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2
Author(s): Peter Grainger
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: But for the Grace: A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 2
Author(s): Peter Grainger
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: But For The Grace: A DC Smith Investigation
Author(s): Peter Grainger
Publisher: Covey Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU