J.T. McDaniel Official Site
Besides writing his own books, J.T. McDaniel has become a popular audiobook narrator. All current editions are listed on this page. All are available from Audible.com, and most may also be found on iTunes and at Amazon.com.
The Detective Sergeant Jason Smith Series
Stewart Giles’ inventive series chronicles the adventures of York Police Detective Sergeant Jason Smith. An Australian, transplanted to England in his teens, Smith constantly finds himself involved in some of the most bizarre cases ever to plague the ancient city. His cases deal with serial killers, international crime rings, psychos, and kidnappers, while in his private life he has to cope with his own past and a surprising amount of baggage even for an experienced police officer.
This is the book that started it all. Here we are introduced to Detective Sergeant Jason Smith, the perpetually annoying DS Thompson, their boss, Detective Inspector Chalmers, and Smith’s favourite partner, DC Erica Whitton. It’s up to Smith to deal with a suicide that may be a murder, and an open and shut case that may be a lot more convoluted than it looks.
The second book in the series pits DS Smith against a cunning serial killer who seems to have a personal vendetta against the detective. As murder after murder seems to recreate events from Smith’s past, he finds romance with the widow of an old Australian friend. The tension only escalates when Whitton is kidnapped, and all the York detectives can think of is that she may become the killer’s next victim.
The third DS Smith mystery has Jason Smith again searching for an elusive serial killer. This curious murderer preys on families, killing the sons, and then the fathers, before leaving a sprinkling of dead ladybird beetles around the bodies. Suspicion falls on a beautiful entomologist, who seems to be curiously fixated on Smith.
York Detective Sergeant Jason Smith returns in the fourth installment of Stewart Giles’ thrilling series. The on-
The sixth* installment of the DS Smith series finds Smith chasing a female serial killer who is slashing the throats of lonely, middle-
*A different narrator recorded the fifth book.
J.T. McDaniel’s Audio Books
The Jerry Carnaby Collection
Contains two complete Jerry Carnaby novellas, The Man With the Electric Voice, and The Vulture Murders. DI Carnaby and his stalwart sidekick, Sergeant Riles, run into a wonderful collection of megalomaniacs, psychopaths, thugs, and even a couple of beautiful women with their own quirky problems.
Ricky Wills It
Eric Robert Morse
Speedway, Indiana native Ricky Wills has only one real ambition, to drive in the Indianapolis 500. A rule change opens up the possibility of a local team making it into the big race. But Ricky has a few things to contend with, like an alcoholic father, a long-
The Battle of Britain and the Heroes of the Skies
A concise history of the Battle of Britain, particular those critical days when a German invasion remained possible, and the very life of Britain depended on keeping the RAF in the sky. Also contains short biographies of a number of the more important participants in the air battles.
The History of the Royal Navy
Another in the Go Entertain series of concise military histories. The book covers the British Royal Navy, from the earliest days, to the modern fleet that still projects British sea power around the globe.
Shakespearean Performance: A Beginner’s Guide
This audiobook edition contains the full text of the Kindle edition. Also contains a bonus section of Shakespearean speeches, poems, and soliloquies. Provides an excellent beginner’s introduction to acting in Shakespeare and classical drama.
Bela Lugosi in Person
Bill Kaffenberger & Gary D. Rhodes
Other Lugosi biographies concentrate on his film career. This touches on the movies, but its main purpose is to provide the most complete history of Lugosi’s many personal appearances and stage performances. From his starring Broadway role in Dracula, to summer stock, vaudeville, and night club appearances, author’s Rhodes and Kaffenberger have dug deep to chronicle it all.
No Traveler Returns: The Lost Years of Bela Lugosi
Gary D. Rhodes & Bill Kaffenberger
Rhodes and Kaffenberger’s in depth biographical research on Bela Lugosi continues with this wonderfully detailed work, which covers the actor’s working life from about 1946 until his death.
This has always been one of my favourite books, and has consistently sold more than any of my other books. Unusually, I didn’t do the narration on this one, but turned those duties over to the highly-
The Sixth Victim & Other Plays
A collection of five one-
Reasons NOT to Buy a Sugar Glider
A very short, and very basic book on the care of these delightful little marsupials. The author loves sugar gliders, and has written this book to both encourage potential owners willing to take the time and effort needed to socialize them and, perhaps, to discourage those who may not realize just how much care is required, or just how long a commitment a new owner may be making.
The seventh book in the DS Jason Smith series finds Smith tasked with solving a string of fast-
Other Audio Books
In 2126, the giant starship Warrior returns to earth after an absence of nearly 87,000 years. The sudden return of this high-
We’ll All Die in the Morning
The year is 1917, and Lieutenant Oliver Black is in command of a 30-
Set in the early days of World War II, Snowbound takes place aboard a new Canadian ocean liner during her maiden voyage. The trip to Iceland goes well, with the passengers enjoying the voyage despite war news from Europe. Things start to fall apart on the return trip when some of the refugees picked up in Iceland prove to be German troops assigned to stop a brilliant scientists from defecting and taking the potentially revolutionary weapon he has developed with him.
In this eighth installment in the DS Jason Smith series a serial killer is targeting young mothers, and it appears that Smith’s girlfriend, DC Erica Whitton, is on the list. As Smith works to solve the case, new suspects appear, and the usually reliable DCs Bridge and Yang Chu, both in contention for promotion to DS, seem to spend as much time squabbling as working on the case.
Sherlock Holmes Through the Microscope
A delightful collection of scholarly presentations and new pastiche adventures by a noted Holmes authority. The new stories are all set between The Adventure of the Final Problem and The Adventure of the Empty House, so Watson has to become the investigator without the aid of his famous friend. The author has some fascinating ideas, including the possibility that Holmes’ detective work was a cover for his real profession of Intelligence Officer in the new Secret Service.
|Coming Out Website|
|May 2006 Interview|
|January 2014 Interview|
|Run Silent, Run Deep|
|Submarines at War|
|Harry Potter and the Cursed Child|
|The PaxAm Solution|
|Sea of Shadows|
|Shrek, the Musical|
|The Phantom of the Opera|
|Love Never Dies|
|Returning - Sample No. 1|
|Returning - Sample 2|
|Returning - Sample 3|
|Returning - Sample 4|
|Returning - Sample 5|
|Returning - Sample 6|
|Characters & So Forth|
|How a Submarine Dives|
|How a Persicope Works|
|Asdic, Sonar and Detection Gear|
|The Walter Turbine|
|The Typ XXVI Walter U-boat|
|The Revell 1:72 Scale Gato|
|USS Barb (SS-220)|
|USS Cod (SS-224)|
|USS Wahoo (SS-238)|
|USS Tang (SS-306)|
|USS Argonaut (SM-1)(SS-475)|