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Harlequin

(2015)
(The fifth book in the DS Jason Smith Thriller series)
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Harlequin (Detective Jason Smith#5) by Stewart Giles

From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new addition to the popular Detective Jason Smith series.

The circus comes to town and children start to disappear.

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is persuaded to return to work after three weeks of a marijuana induced haze. Forced to endure the leadership of a new DI, the fulsome Bryony Brownhill, Smith is faced with the most difficult investigation of his colourful career.
When the children who vanished are found murdered in various parts of the city, all clues lead to the circus grounds, but Smith and his team are met with a sinister silence everywhere they turn. Smith digs deeper and discovers the cause of this silence; the chain of events that led up to the vile murders that have shattered the hearts of the people of York.
This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller with an ending that you won’t expect.

If you like Police Procedurals, then this is a series you won’t want to miss.

THE SETTING
York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England.
At the confluence of the River Ouse and Foss, York is the traditional county town of the historic county of Yorkshire. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.

THE DETECTIVES
DS Jason Smith is an Australian who was sent to York to live with his Grandmother when his sister disappeared from a beach. He has suffered many losses in his short life and is now a dedicated detective. He is a bit of a loose cannon he has his own way of doing things and that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures.
DS Thompson is of the same rank as Jason, but he doesn’t have the same support or success. He and Jason have a love/hate relationship which brings a bit of humour to the series. Thompson is old school and thinks his age should give him respect and privileges, but life doesn’t work that way for him.
DC Erica Whitton is Jason’s preferred partner they work well together and share a bond. She isn’t always appreciated by Jason, but they care about each other and that brings a different dimension to the series.

What readers are saying about Harlequin:
‘Excellent and truly chilling murder mystery.’– Maggie May
‘Another compelling detective thriller in the DS Jason Smith series.’ –Kindle Customer
‘A great writer and a great cast of characters inhabit these books. Well worth the time taken to read them.’ - Amazon Customer
‘What a fantastic book as the ending was not expected. This book is very hard to put down, really good storyline’ – Helen Green
‘What a great book had to keep reading it could not put it down I would look forward to read some more.’ – Peter Goulding

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5-Phobia
Book 1-Smith
Book 2-Boomerang
Book 3-Ladybird
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 5-Harlequin
Book 6-Selene
Book 7-Horsemen
Book 8-Unworthy
Book 9 - Venom

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker

DETECTIVE JASON SMITH/HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 - The Enigma
Book 2 - Dropzone

STANDALONE THRILLERS
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Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Harlequin: The chilling new DS Smith Thriller (A DS Smith detective Thriller)
Author(s): Stewart Giles
ISBN: 1-5172-4386-6 / 978-1-5172-4386-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Harlequin: DS Jason Smith, Book 5
Author(s): Stewart Giles
Publisher: Stewart Giles
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February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Harlequin: DS Jason Smith, Book 5
Author(s): Stewart Giles
Publisher: Stewart Giles
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Harlequin: DS Jason Smith, Book 5
Author(s): Stewart Giles
Publisher: Stewart Giles
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Harlequin: DS Jason Smith, Book 5
Author(s): Stewart Giles
Publisher: Stewart Giles
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Harlequin: A gripping detective thriller with a massive twist (Detective Jason Smith thriller 5) (A DS Jason Smith Thriller)
Author(s): Stewart Giles
Publisher: STILL Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU