No Comment: The Major Crimes Team - A DI Harry Evans novella
Nothing is as it first appears and w ...more
Wow Graham Smith sure did pack a lot into 99 pages... how he was able to craft this amazing plot and not lose anything in character development in such a short novella is beyond me.... major props to Mr. Smith I’ve read 400 page books where I never got a handle on the characters.... this book is part of a series that focuses on a major crime team.... Harry Evans was once in charge of the team but now is acting as a consultant, the new head of the team Campbell is a li ...more
Wow oh wow considering No Comment is a short Story it certainly packs a punch.
It's fast paced, throws you straight into the crime scene, the procedures are exciting and informative, the characters are well written and I can see them getting better as the series develops.
There are secrets, lies, mystery, sex, potential murder, gripping story.
As this is a nice short read I don't want to give anything away as the blurb gives enough insight.
What I will say is the ...more
He knew better than to assume that a good family meant he was a good citizen. Some of the most evil people he’d encountered were from decent families. They would present one face to the world and another to their victims. Their status in life a shield they would hide behind until it was time to swing a sword in private.
That one sentence about female cops explained to Campbell just why such an outwardly attractive man needed to use Tinder to get laid.
The public couldn’t, and proba ...more
We are taken right into the nitty gritty of things with the attack on Julia Simon. Well from that point on the author had me hook, line and sinker!
I love how the author in ...more
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I am going to start and end this review with one word…WOW!!
This is my first time reading anything by author Graham Smith and I was impressed! No Comment is the fifth book in the DI Harry Evans series which is set in Cumbria. I was able to enjoy this novella without having read the previous books. But I will be going back and reading the rest in the series.
First and foremost, as an...more
Now I do have to admit to being partial to a little DI Har ...more
For a novella this doesn't half pa ...more
I was thrilled to be back in Cumbria with the Major Crimes Team and that rogue (now ex DI) Harry Evans where we were met with secrets, shame, guilt, the protection of loved ones, breach of trust and the search for the truth. #AllTheBOOMS
Mr Smi ...more
| Introduction |
DI Harry Evans
Julie Simmons has no way of escaping the nightmare as the knife approaches her abdomen, about to slice through her flesh. Still, she does her best to focus on the appearances of her attackers. Wil ...more
No Comment opens with a rather distressing chapter; it’s brutal but I’ve come to expect that from Mr Smith, particularly after his previous Evans novel I Know Your Secret ...more
Juie Simon sits in her kitchen..terrified..Someone takes one of her own kitchen knives and stabs her in her stomach..When DI Campbell and DC Amir Bhaki arrive at the scene they are perplexed as to what could have gone on ...Bhaki phones his old boss DI Harry Evans who is now a consultant with the force...Then the team begin to look into Julies past with no stone left unturned...but who would commit such crime...as Julie lies in the hospital. ...more
The author brings us a page turning cracking story which is only 99 pages long with a jam packed gritty and twisted plot. One of the things I love about this author is he always gives us a well writen on the edge of your seat read.
Single mother Julie Simon who is fou ...more
Smith has managed to pack one heck of an almighty punch into this latest Major Crimes Team novella. It was so good to be reacquainted with the C ...more
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 identit ...more
A grippingly clever read, that packed a punch within its pages.
Highly recommend you read these in order - as well as being a brilliant series you get the full benefit of the teams background and working relationships.
It was great to see them back, even within the novella you get a sense of unease. It packs a punch within the shortness of the story, so don't be fooled by th ...more
The Major Crimes Team are handed a case involving the stabbing of a single mother Julia Simon. Even though a short story Smith manages to pack a fair bit into this latest installment. This is almost like a mini catch up to see where the team are and what they are up to.
We see DI John Campbell trying to replace the now retired Harry E ...more
The first chapter grabs you by the throat and the pace doesn’t let up at all.
Yet another great ...more
I’m a fan of crime novels. Especially when it is crime only without a lot of love story mixed within.
This one is a pure crime book and can be read as a standalone. However, more often than not I had the impression, I was missing huge chunks of a story that took place before this book. I felt that I was missing a lot of character development, since there was almost none in this novella. I get that it was only a short book, but a little bit of develo ...more
No Comment caught me by surprise. It was short, sharp, with an interesting twist, and it packed a punch on character deve ...more
What a #KillerHook for an opening, I was immediately grabbed and thrust right into the heart of the story: Julie Simon is being burgled but the thieves are not interested in ...more
Those who are familiar with the series of books will be pleased to know that DI Harry Evans continues to play an important par ...more
This novella was just wonderful and I whizzed through it into the early hours. Can’t wait for the next instalment.
I have enjoyed all of the books I have read so far by Graham Smith so he had a lot to live up to when I started reading No Comment...
Well now I have finished the book I have to say I loved it, it was a really quick (99 pages) and very enjoyable read - I would definitely say that this one can easy be read as a stand alone but once you have read this, you are going to want to check out the rest of the books featuring DI Harry Evans - you have been warned!!