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Malcolm Hollingdrake

You could say that the writing was clearly on the wall for anyone born in a library that they might aspire to be an author but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route.

Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for more years than he cares to remember.

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Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories and has seventeen 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 thirteen 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 writing a new book in Merseyside series and yet I am still in search of a painting or two.

The Merseyside Crime Series

Merseyside Crime Series: Books 1–2

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Merseyside Crime Series

Books 1–2

Edge of the Land

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Catch as Catch Can

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The Harrogate Crime Series

Trapped Secrets

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Trapped Secrets
DCI Bennett Book 13

The Damascene Moment

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The Damascene Moment DCI Bennett Book 12

Uncertainty of Reason

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Fragments

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Threadbare

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Treble Clef

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The Third Breath

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The Third Breath
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Crossed Out

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DCI Bennett Book 6

Dying Art

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Game Point

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Flesh Evidence

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Hell's Gate

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Only The Dead

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DCI Bennett Book 1

Bridging the Gulf

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Shadows From The Past

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