My review of Only The Dead by Malcolm Hollingdrake

Meet DCI Cyril Bennett, a man with a passion for manners and efficiency, as well as an eye for the ladies. His partner, DS David Owen, is naïve and untidy but keen. Together they make a formidable pair.

When 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 identified.

At the same time, a killer is on the loose staging attacks using sulphur mustard.

Is there a link between the infants’ bodies and the sulphur mustard attacks?

Do the answers lie in the past or the present?

Bennett and Owen must work together to bring to justice a killer with revenge on his mind.

This was the first book that I have read by this author and I had it on my Kindle for a while having treated myself a couple of months ago. I am so glad that I decided to start it as I thoroughly enjoyed it – the pace was great, I loved the length of the book, it was just what I needed to get me back in to reading after having my little girl and spending a fair amount of time going to and from hospital (all is fine with her now).  In fact I enjoyed the writing style and characters so much that I started reading the second book in the series, Hell’s Gate last night and have nearly finished!  I gave this book 4 stars and its definitely one I’d recommend – it was a great introduction for me to this author!

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