Crossed Out Paperback – January 17, 2018
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Fans of Hollingdrake might be interested to know the author reveals new background about DCI Cyril Bennett, the fastidious police detective who is the main character in the book series. Bennett’s character-shaping background story is described masterfully and is one readers are not likely to forget.
As in his other books, Hollingdrake brings to life not only Bennett but his crime-solving partner David Owen, and his love interest, the forensic pathologist Dr. Julie Pritchett.
Readers in the mood for an excellent work of crime fiction would do well to grab a copy of Crossed Out.
David Liscio -- author of Deadly Fare and Blood Sons
Top international reviews
This is a dark and murderous read. An exceptionally well written plot balanced out with a few light hearted moments and amusing banter. I have never been to Harrogate but when I open one of the books in the series it now feels like going home....Get the kettle on Betty and fill me in with the gossip!
When I first met Cyril, the author didn’t give to much away about who he is or his past. As the books have gone along, the author kind of drip feeds us little bits so we are still left knowing that we like him as a character, but left intrigued to know more. Well Crossed Out we finally get to know a lot more about him and it didn’t disappoint!
I really enjoyed the two threads that run throughout this book. In one hand we have someone going around killing people in some horrific ways, which really did horrify yet thrill me, as well as finding out a lot more about Cyril’s past, which did make for some emotional reading I have to say. It made it feel that bit more personal and i think fans of the series are without a doubt going to love this book.
Crossed Out is a read that will have you gripped whilst racing through the pages. Set at a steady pace, things certainly hot up towards the end and left me feeling quite breathless. Cyril’s past is a welcome break in the story from the brutality of the murders which made it perfectly balanced. A great read and would even go as far as to say that Crossed Out is my new favourite in the series!
This has all the Hollingdrake traits I love for this series.
A woven plot that keeps you guessing.
Bennett and Owen are back and stronger than ever.
A new character that fits in perfectly.
Twisted crimes with enough detail, without information overload.
This series really does go from strength to strength and we find out a bit more about Bennett which is just what was required at this point of the series.
A faultless read, that I cannot recommend highly enough.
It works well as a stand alone, but you really do benefit from reading the previous books in this series.
Not a read to be devoured due to the devious nature and development of the storylines that Hollingdrake has brought us. But one to be savoured and read in as few a sittings as possible. This is one of my favourite three of the series.
A murder investigation starts after bones are found following the collapse of a house, due to a sinkhole. The storyline then gets a bit weird as it’s apparent someone is correcting people’s ‘sins’ by killing them and leaving messages in the form of red thread and crosses with numbers on. As a couple of reviewers have said, it loses itself at times but there are connections.
It is a ‘stand alone’ book BUT all the better for reading the first books in the series in order to acquaint yourself with the characters. Not as good as previous books- too complicated st times.
Malcolm manages to bring everyone to life with such explicit detail and research. I did, however find the theological side a bit confusing at times, being a bit of a heathen I suppose. Looking forward to the next book.
Loving the series so far roll on number 7
Looking forward to book 7