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The Cyclist

Book 2 of 5: A DS Cross Thriller

Introducing your new crime thriller fix: Bristol detective DS George Cross, champion of the outsider, the voiceless and the dispossessed.

DS George Cross can be rude, difficult, and awkward with people. But his unfailing logic and relentless pursuit of justice means his conviction rate is the best on the force. So when a ravaged body is found in a local demolition site, it’s up to Cross to piece together the truth from whatever fragments he can find.

The demolition began at dawn. Walls knocked over. Twisted pipes uprooted. Window frames smashed. And then, a dead body appeared in the wreckage…

DS Cross has little to go on, but from the faint tan lines on the ravaged body, and strange scars on his forearms, an identity gradually emerges: a young man; an amateur cyclist; a reliance on performance-enhancing drugs. But what led this man to his death? In the face of budget cuts, unreliable witnesses and colleagues pushing to close the case, Cross mounts a meticulous investigation that will uncover jealousy, ambition and a family tearing itself apart…

The DS Cross Mysteries

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THE HUNTER
A body in a countryside hedgerow. A tragic accident or a terrible murder?

Why readers love George Cross . . .

The fact that Cross has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder makes him just as intriguing as the murder mystery’ 
The Times


A British detective for the 21st century who will be hard to forget’ 
Daily Mail


A compelling, suspenseful police procedural with an intimate, positive insight into living on the autistic spectrum’ 
Woman

 

‘George Cross is becoming one of my favourite detectives.’ 
ELLY GRIFFITHS

‘In DS George Cross, Tim Sullivan has created a character who is as endearing as any I’ve ever come across in this genre. His quirks are his gift, and with Sullivan’s tremendous plotting and superb writing, this series is a gift to readers.’ 
Liz Nugent