Official Website of the author of the best-selling
DC Smith Investigation Series
The Rags of Time
The latest book from Peter Grainger
Coming February 2020
The DC Smith Investigation Series
AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH
PERSONS OF INTEREST
TIME AND TIDE
BUT FOR THE GRACE
IN THIS BRIGHT FUTURE
A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION
LUCK AND JUDGEMENT
THE RAGS OF TIME
Also by Peter Grainger
A Kings Lake Investigation Series
Written as Robert Partridge
PARIS AND OTHER LOVE STORIES
Having led investigations into many real life "who done it" murders I just love this writing.
I have no idea if Mr. Grainger has any personal police experience, but the whole tenor of his writing, and especially the philosophy of D.C.Smith is exactly what every aspiring detective should seek to emulate.
It is the sheer credibility of these books’ main character, and those of his colleagues and other participants, that makes them so grippingly readable.
Indeed, the same could be said of the plot in all of the books as Mr Grainger never puts a foot wrong.
The procedural aspects were spot on, and the small but all too real petty annoyances of life in the public sector will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves buried under a pile of paperwork or had to read yet another useless memo from someone in a made up job wearing an expensive suit...
Although I've always been a reader, I must admit that I first got into crime novels via television series such as Morse and Frost.
It seemed odd initially, reading about characters that I had only watched before, and I found that I didn't always agree with what the producers and scriptwriters had done - but then I probably am one of life's disagree-ers.
Having independently published three novels on Amazon's Kindle, I decided that my next project could be a crime novel of my own.
In some ways it was easier to write than general fiction, the conventions of the genre making some decisions straightforward, but I still spend a lot of time developing the characters; to me, character comes before everything else in fiction.