Stewart Giles was born in Middlesbrough, England in 1972. After spending four years studying English at three different Universities and graduating from none of them he set off travelling and finally settled in South Africa. In 2013, the first in a series of detective thrillers, 'Smith' was published to critical apathy. There followed a short spell of inspirational hiatus but in 2014, two more novels in the series, 'Boomerang' and 'Ladybird' were published in quick succession. 'Occum's Razor', the fourth in the series was released six months later. The Detective Sergeant Jason Smith series is fast becoming a firm favourite with murder mystery freaks and thriller trolls alike.