Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories and has ten books now available. Presently he is concentrating on a series of crime novels set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Born in Bradford and spending three years in Ripon, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all seven Bennett novels.
Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It’s a hobby he has bestowed on DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his latest novel.
I am now working on the next Bennett novel while I also create a new crime series
and yet I am still in search of a painting or two.
Catch as Catch Can
DCI Bennett Book 11
DCI Bennett Book 10
DCI Bennett Book 9
DCI Bennett Book 8
DCI Bennett Book 7
DCI Bennett Book 6
DCI Bennett Book 5
DCI Bennett Book 4
DCI Bennett Book 3
DCI Bennett Book 2
Only the Dead
DCI Bennett Book 1
Shadows From The Past
Up Coming Events
When you visit the coast, particularly on a blustery day, you will feel it in all your senses. Touch – the shrill unforgiving power of the wind pushing your body forward as you walk. Smell – rotting seaweed, dampness, saltiness and sand. Hearing – the whooshing of sharp gusts as they swirl around your head, seagulls calling overhead, waves rhythmically crashing in the distance. Taste – salt on your lips, drops of water on your tongue, grains of sand in your teeth. And, sight – the expanses of grey above and below the horizon, the weight of the clouds, the
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Photographs courtesy of Gary Barton & Tony Bithell
What readers say
I do recommend reading them all
The second book in the ‘DCI Cyril Bennett Harrogate Crime Series’
is thrilling and captivating and I love it.”
A well structured and all too believable storyline, that at times
(and there are many in this one) give you those ‘wow’ moments.”
It’s so good to see Cyril back again.
Malcolm Hollingdrake is one of my favourite authors.”
All of these points add up to making Game Point
you can easily read in one sitting.”
I am intrigued and compelled by the plotline to savour every moment of
what is happening in the art world and in Bennett’s life.”
and I stand by my thoughts that the series has got better and better
as it has progressed – this is hands down the best book in the series so far!!”