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25/03/2018

#BlogBlitz: No Comment by Graham Smith @GrahamSmith1972 @rararesources @caffeinenights

Published by Caffeine Nights on 22nd March 2018. My thanks to the author and publisher for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting on to the Blog Blitz. You can buy your copy on the following links:



No Comment: The Major Crimes Team - A DI Harry Evans novella

When a single mother, Julie Simon, is found in her kitchen with a stab wound to her stomach, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the case. Under the supervision of DI Campbell and with advice from his former DI, Harry Evans, DC Amir Bhaki fights to discover who assaulted an innocent woman and left her with life-threatening injuries.


Nothing is as it first appears and when the team looks into Julie’s life they uncover a hidden sex-life that may just hold the key to the identity of her attacker.

My Thoughts:

DI Harry Evans is back in this new novella from the very talented Graham Smith, only Harry is not a DI anymore. Now he has taken on an advisory position. No Comment also sees the return of Cumbria's Major Crimes Team. 

This is a story that doesn't hold back the punches. Single mother Julie Simon is found stabbed. DC Amir Bhaki is leading the investigation. I love the relentless pace with which the author writes and the can do attitude of the Major Crimes Team. 

I love the page turning way that these novels/novellas have me desperate to find out how the story unravels and the grit with which they are written. I don't want to spoil any of the story for you but at 100 pages, I recommend this as a great story to get to grips with this authors writing. It reads well as a standalone but I can recommend the others in the series too. 

This book was a welcome return to characters of the previous book and I just enjoy reading about them all and the author draws the reader in and makes them feel a part of the gang. Red herrings abound and I never really unravelled the whole thing until the end. 

Pacy and gritty, I loved it and can't wait for the full length novel to come out. 


About the Author:

Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
Graham can be found at

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