Dc Smith Investigation Books in Order

The Dc Smith Investigation books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Dc Smith Investigation books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of DC Smith Books

An Accidental Death

Grainger, Peter 2013

An Accidental Death: A DC Smith InvestigationThe story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a British 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-Detective Chief Inspector, 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.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 InvestigationBook 2: But for the Grace: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 3: Luck and Judgement: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 4: Persons of Interest: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 5: In This Bright Future: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 6: The Rags of Time: A DC Smith InvestigationWhat readers are saying -"Really enjoyed this book.

A police procedural with its own twist and a detective with a different way than others I have read in this very full market. As a first book I doubt it could be faulted.""This first story is much deeper than it first appears and had me gripped from the very start to the extremely satisfying ending.

There isn't a lot of blood and gore, the language never strays into the offensive tirades that have become all too common in crime books these days and all in all it is, for me in the same league as Morse and Lyndley et al and that's a jolly good league to be in I think.

""As an American fan of British mysteries, I was delighted to find a new voice who deserves attention for creating a character who is warm, funny and endearingly human.""I absolutely loved this book. It has everything a British mystery should have: great characters and an interesting police case.

It definitely makes me want to read the rest of his books. A new favorite author!""I was introduced to this series by a friend who is a great Anglophile. His recommendation was that it was his favorite British detective series. The first book, An Accidental Death, is a great read and I have now downloaded the whole series.

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But For The Grace

Grainger, Peter 2014

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 InvestigationBook 2: But for the Grace: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 3: Luck and Judgement: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 4: Persons of Interest: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 5: In This Bright Future: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 6: The Rags of Time: A DC Smith InvestigationWhat 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."

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Luck and Judgement

Grainger, Peter 2015

Luck & Judgement: A DC Smith InvestigationWhen a worker goes missing from a North Sea gas platform, there seem to be just two possible explanations – it was a tragic accident or a suicide. It does not take Smith and his detectives long, however, to discover that James Bell led a double life back onshore in Kings Lake, a life complicated enough to make him at least one dangerous enemy.

Before the case can be unraveled, Smith must get a new team working together; Waters and Murray are still there but one of Wilson’s men is transferred to him, and the female detective constable from Longmarsh poses some unexpected problems for her new sergeant.

Together they begin to investigate the links between the companies and the people that bring ashore the oil and gas, and they also find themselves caught up in the seamier side of life that exists beneath Lake’s everyday comings and goings. Jo Evison begins to delve more deeply into the story of the Andretti murders, and Smith himself has to face the fact that he might no longer be considered fit for duty.

This, the third DC Smith investigation, follows on from 'But For The Grace'.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 InvestigationBook 2: But for the Grace: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 3: Luck and Judgement: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 4: Persons of Interest: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 5: In This Bright Future: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 6: The Rags of Time: A DC Smith InvestigationWhat readers are saying -"As a dedicated fan of Peter Grainger's work, I was delighted to find a third installment with this British detective 'that looked most like an indifferently successful vacuum cleaner salesman' according to one potential suspect.

DC Smith is a warm, funny, intuitive detective who is relentless when chasing the truth and fearless in executing his duty.""This is a wonderful series - a police procedural with finely drawn and realistic characters. A real treat to read all of them.

""My new favorite mystery author! Great character development, sharp wit and a good storyline.""Very interesting character development -- I like Smith and want to learn more about him. Plotting is strong and enjoys the British humor. Highly recommend for those who enjoy Ian Rankin, etc.

""This is another welcome contribution to the DC Smith Detective Series. Once again Peter Grainger has given us a well-conceived plot and a cast of complex characters. Those of us who are in the older generation can fully appreciate DC's occasional frustration with modern detective techniques, but even they are not sufficient without his intelligence and experience.

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Persons of Interest

Grainger, Peter 2015

Persons of Interest: A DC Smith InvestigationIn the peace and tranquillity of the woods at Pinehills on a Saturday afternoon, a mobile phone begins to ring. The phone belongs to DC Smith and it isn’t unusual that the call is from Kings Lake Central police station; what is unusual is the fact that he seems to be the subject of an investigation rather than taking part in one.

What can the links be between a prisoner’s violent death in another county, the disappearance of two teenagers and the highest profile case in Kings Lake for many years? As Smith and his team begin to untangle the threads, one thing becomes clear – they are dealing with some of the most dangerous people that they have yet encountered.

This, the fourth DC Smith investigation, follows on from 'Luck and Judgement'.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 InvestigationBook 2: But for the Grace: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 3: Luck and Judgement: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 4: Persons of Interest: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 5: In This Bright Future: A DC Smith InvestigationBook 6: The Rags of Time: A DC Smith InvestigationWhat readers are saying -"Mr Grainger is fast becoming one of my favourite authors as his series goes from strength to strength.

Persons Of Interest is another excellent police procedural which starts with the murder of a prisoner, Lucky Everett, for no apparent reason.""It is quite unusual to find an author who writes a series which gets better as it goes on, but Peter has achieved this.

Having really enjoyed the first three books in this series I consider this to be the best of the lot. Well researched and written, a gripping, interesting story with believable characters.""A highly entertaining murder mystery, spliced with kidnapping and the import of illegal drugs.

D.C. Smith is a delightful character, experienced, intelligent, intuitive and never afraid to follow his own instincts. A very good read""This writer gets better with every book. I would put him now in the premier league of police procedural writers, with such as Rankin, Macbride, Harvey, Billingham James et al.

I am thankful that the Kindle revolution has encouraged so many self publishers ."

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In This Bright Future

Grainger, Peter 2016

Two weeks of rest and recuperation – that’s what the doctor ordered. Detective Sergeant DC Smith could listen to some music, make some of his own and maybe even catch up on his reading; he is almost looking forward to it. And then there is a knock on the door.

It’s only his next-door neighbour but it is the beginning of a sequence of events that will bring him face to face with some of the darkest episodes and the most dangerous people from his own past. This is Smith’s fifth investigation but this time it’s personal.

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The Rags of Time

Grainger, Peter 2016

Mark Randall lay dead in a field near Lowacre long before Smith had done what he had to do in Belfast. By the time he went back to work, the investigation was well underway. “It’s not my case” he says more than once, and he really doesn’t need it to be; he has enough to think about as it is.

But going around the Norfolk countryside dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, speaking to the local farmers and the Brothers of St Francis from Abbeyfields, Smith begins to suspect that the investigation might be heading in entirely the wrong direction.

Arrests are made, charges are brought and Christopher Waters asks Smith if he has ever seen the wrong man convicted in a murder case. The answer is yes, and the next question is, what can be done to prevent it happening again?

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Time and Tide

Grainger, Peter 2017

Change is afoot at Kings Lake Central police station. A most unexpected new detective inspector takes up his post this Monday morning, and the oldest detective in the place takes a momentous decision. Around them, other officers are considering their own situations, and even the building itself seems to be facing an uncertain future.

But life and death go on, nevertheless, and by lunchtime someone will make a grim discovery on the Norfolk saltmarshes. A stranger seems to have suffered a slow and agonising death out there. As the team from Kings Lake uncover his story, they reveal another, much older one with its origins far back in the previous century.

In the tide that governs the affairs of men, it seems, love and loss, betrayal and revenge are timeless themes. Readers of Colin Dexter, P D James and Ruth Rendell have all found much to enjoy in DC Smith's previous investigations.

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A Private Investigation

Grainger, Peter 2018

When fourteen-year-old Zoe Johnson doesn’t come home on a Monday night in early December, the alarm bells in Kings Lake Central police station do not ring straight away – after all, she’s from the Dockmills, one of the toughest estates in the town.

But for Detective Sergeant DC Smith, due to retire in just three weeks’ time, there are some strange echoes of the case that has haunted him for the past thirteen years. Maybe it’s simply his over-developed sense of irony, or maybe, in his final days as a police officer, Smith must look once more into the eyes of a serial killer.

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