Book Of The Day – The Miracle Inspector

by Greg on June 6, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is now here! The Miracle Inspector by Helen Smith has a 4.0 star rating and costs $3.99. If you’re a fan of Thrillers, make sure to check this one out!

‘Smith is at the very least a minor phenomenon.’ – The Times

The Miracle Inspector
The Miracle Inspector – U.K.
by Helen Smith
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Category: Thriller
Price: $3.99


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A dystopian thriller set in the near future. England has been partitioned and London is an oppressive place where poetry has been forced underground, theatres and schools are shut, and women are not allowed to work outside the home. A young couple, Lucas and Angela, try to escape from London – with disastrous consequences.

Helen Smith was the recipient of an Arts Council Award for The Miracle Inspector.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This is the third novel by Helen Smith. In The Miracle Inspector, the author’s trademark humour leaks through the dialogue, in the wonderful verbal shorthand between the characters. Helen Smith’s writing is confident and competent, always full of surprises. She has a real knack for using the unexpected to draw the reader into the story, creating tension, while maintaining a secretive intimacy.


I thought this book was one of the strangest, far out, and mind boggling books I have ever read. Not only that, it was the one of the best books I have ever read.


Dark? Surely. Comic? Absolutely. Enjoyable? Thoroughly! However, I do have to confess that I hope this author’s reflection of the future is off–way off! I wouldn’t want to live is such a world, but unfortunately, in this ‘terroristic’ day and age, such a society is all too easy to imagine. It’s frightening, actually, how realistic Ms. Smith’s musings are; she paves a path for the reader to envision a clear view of what could turn into a very scary destiny for us all. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Helen Smith is a talented author and I will be buying more of her work.

Get The Miracle Inspector here: The Miracle Inspector

About The Author

Helen Smith is a member of the Society of Authors and the Writers Guild of Great Britain. She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both – from cleaning motels to working as a magician’s assistant – before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel, which was published by Gollancz (an imprint of the Hachette Group). She writes novels, children’s books, poetry, plays and screenplays and was the recipient of an Arts Council of England Award. She’s a long-term supporter of the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture and mentors members of an exiled writers group to help them tell their stories.

She is currently under commission to write a play in 2011 and has a pilot for a TV series in development. She’s also working on a new novel. She likes knitting but she doesn’t like driving. She likes dancing. She has a blog: Come and say hello!

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Helen Smith and ENT appreciate it.

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