(Only The Dead (DCI Cyril Bennett #1)) [PDF NEW] À Malcolm Hollingdrake

In the horrendous sins of human trafficking Only The Dead is the first instalment in a new to me crime series by Malcolm Hollingdrake Currently there are 4 books and it s due to the reviews of the The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School latest one Game Point that I felt compelled to check this series out And of course I had to start at the beginningCyril Bennett is uite unlike any other DCI He oozes charisma dresses to kill notiterally has a passion for manners and efficiency and ikes the adies It makes a nice change from the clich scruffy grumpy ones with a drinking problem His sidekick David Owen is naive but very keen Somehow they make a great team and I warmed to both of them right from the startThe team is working on two cases Two infants bodies are discovered on the grounds of a Teacher Training College Meanwhile someone is attacking individuals with sulphur mustard All of this results in a complex and multi ayered plot that had me completely hookedI found Only The Dead to be highly

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combining a investigation with historical events that inspire a killer set on revenge I could almost sympathise with him understanding where he was coming from Which feels all sorts of weird but there you goAt 260 pages this was uite a uick read and I managed to get through it in one sitting All in all gripping and engrossing with managed to get through it in one sitting All in all gripping and engrossing with cast of characters I ook forward to reading about againI do so The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense love discovering a new series and I can t wait to read the next ones which are patiently waiting on my kindle This book was previously published as Keen as MustardOnly The Dead is the very first in a well established series of six books to date Featured is DCI Cyril Bennett and his partner DS David Owens They say that opposites attract and that is very true in this case Bennett is aadies man polite mannerly and dresses well Owens is younger messier but makes a great partner in his dedication to the jobBennett and Owens are called in to investigate when 2 bodies of infants are recovered at a teacher training college After obtaining a ist of students and instructors who were at the school when these babies died they soon find suspects than they know what to do withThe two detectives also take on the investigation of random sulfur mustard attacks Or are they random Although Bennett and Owens work differently they must work together to find this serial killerThe story ines run side by side so at times it feels a ittle disjointed Not heavy on suspense but there is a mysterious air I really enjoyed the development of the characters Both Bennett and Owens are rather uniue and the way they relate to each other is fun to watchMany thanks to the author Bloodhound Books Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own. He edge of your seat Betsy Reavley Best Selling Authortotally riveting and thought provoking Sarah Hardy ByTheLetterBookReviews  This book was previously published as Keen as Mustard It is an explosive crime novel which will appeal to fans of Ian Rankin Robert Bryndza Mel Sherratt and Mark Billingham Also available from the DCI Cyril Bennett Harrogate Crime Series Book 2 Hell's Gate Coming Soon Book 3 Flesh Evidence . ,

Malcolm Hollingdrake ò 5 review


O death Millions of reminiscences are to be found in Flanders fields the 145 billion shells fired during the senseless battles that had raged harvesting the blood of youth It seems Lawrence is experiencing the pain and oss himself by paying tribute and honouring those men from ong ago But a growing suspicion is confirmed when the reader watches suspicion is confirmed when the reader watches harvesting those old shells carefully securing the metal cylinders with the eftovers of the deadly poison In his head Lawrence hears whistles the signal to send the soldiers over the trenches into the uncovered fields and unto the reach of the enemy s firing arms We experience a spine chilling premonition of what Lawrence intends to do They had no choice is Lawrence s saying and with they he refers to the ost souls of WWI but also to the neglected elderly people The Cake House living in nursing homes Lawrence feels he has abandoned his mother in her hour of need as he discovered that she was abused in the nursing home Her death weighs heavily on Lawrence conscience and for him the anguish in his mother s face just before she died was similar to theook of fear on the soldiers faces when they faced death The image haunts Lawrence and that is why he is determined to seek revenge As we watch him retrieve the poisonous gas from the cylinders we can only shudder in horror and think of the people about to suffer the same fate as those who died in WWI Lawrence is so careful in eliminating every possible clue The Essential Tantra: A Modern Guide to Sacred Sexuality leading to him that it will be an enormous if not an impossible job for the police for DCI Bennett his DS Owen and newly appointed DS Liz Graydon My Thoughts This is Malcolm Hollingdrake s first crime novel featuring the enigmatic DCI Cyril Bennett and it is a captivating and thrilling read Iove how the author describes his main characters especially the detective team under DCI Bennett DS Owen and DS Graydon and I hope no expect to hear much of these three in the next books of the series It s also intriguing because there are cases than the series It s also intriguing because there are cases than the and the ending is something of a cliff hanger but you The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success ll have to read it for yourself to find outRead the review on my website A North Yorkshire DCI series I found through Kindle Unlimited whilst searching for something new and interesting for me to read Iook forward to starting the second in this series as it serves up a palatable complement of Harrogate characters to get better acuainted with Two very different investigations are undertaken initially by Bennett and his young male assistant but as the crimes spread terror a The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes larger team is assigned and works with successIn the first case we have a dedicated and meticulous man of science with a plan to call care givers to account for their sins against the elderly and the other investigation is rooted. Same time a killer is on theoose staging attacks using sulphur mustardIs there a ink between the infants’ bodies and the sulphur mustard attacks Do the answers ie in the past or the presentBennett and Owen must work together to bring to justice a killer with revenge on his mind  What the readers say Beautifully written this debut novel is a masterclass in tension This is a perfect thriller that will have you on ,
Mustard gas young children s bodies buried years ago a Doctor and his charming housekeeper DCI Bennett faces a complex case in this exciting thriller Introduction DCI Bennett Series 1There are the poppies still a token of remembrance for those who have fallen in the ine of duty in WWI on Flanders fields Until this day we honour our in the ine of duty in WWI on Flanders fields Until this day we honour our who fought for a free Europe free of tyranny What made the war horrible was when the trenches were assaulted by an until then unknown and hidden enemy the vicious mustard gas Storyline What is the connection with Detective Chief Inspector Cyril Bennett of the Harrogate Police who until recently was impeccably dressed handsome and above all healthy Malcolm Hollingdrake gives the reader no time to get acuainted but shows Cyril Bennett at his most vulnerable after his recent palsy which paralysed the right HALF OF HIS FACE STILL HE STRUGGLES ON WITH of his face Still he struggles on with case on his desk the bodies of two young children buried in shallow graves many years ago sometime in the seventies Impossible is not a word tolerated by Bennett nor by his DS David Owen both are determined to find those responsible and the parents of the Jesting Pilot little victims The two infants share the same mother and after searching the old school records of Ripon College Owen has found her former student Mary Nixonater to be married to the school s Doctor Peter Flint Reason enough to pay the Doctor a visit and when Bennett does he is pleasantly surprised by the Doctor s frankness as well as the charms of his housekeeper JanetThe Doctor has no problem in telling Bennett about his ife in Sierra Leone nor showing him the blood diamonds he received as a token of gratitude Janet is eually frank when she invites Bennett to visit her in the summer in the Doctor s establishment in the South of France a small castle style building set in grounds with pool and garages and palm trees and a view towards the Mediterranean to die for Little does Bennett know that he has stumbled upon *something much bigger than he could have dreamed of a nightmare * much bigger than he could have dreamed of a nightmare chilling and appalling crimes with an international impact involving young victims Owen s persistence in trying to find the parents of the young children found in the graves could with hindsight be a major breakthrough in finding those international criminals However both Bennett and his right hand DS Owen are yet totally unaware of the implications and far reaching conseuences of their investigationsMeanwhile Lawrence Young is obsessed with WWI and the sacrifices made by men We the readers see him standing in a poppy covered field in Flanders once the place where thousands of men risked their ives in the trenches Did they see it coming the invisible enemy the mustard gas first blinding them and then choking them ONLY THE DEAD the first part in an explosive new crime series Meet DCI Cyril Bennett a man with a passion for manners and efficiency as well as an eye for the adies His partner DS David Owen is naïve and untidy but keen Together they make a formidable pairWhen the discovery of two infants’ bodies is made at a Teacher Training College Bennett and Owen are given the case Soon a number of suspects are identifiedAt the. .
Only The Dead (DCI Cyril Bennett #1)

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