The Monk

Book 5 of 5: A DS Cross Thriller

To find a murderer, you need a motive . . .

DS George Cross has always wondered why his mother left him when he was a child. Now she is back in his life, he suddenly has answers. But this unexpected reunion is not anything he’s used to dealing with. When a disturbing case lands on his desk, he is almost thankful for the return to normality.

The body of a monk is found savagely beaten to death in a woodland near Bristol. Nothing is known about Brother Dominic’s past, which makes investigating difficult. How can Cross unpick a crime when they don’t know anything about the victim? And why would someone want to harm a monk?

Discovering who Brother Dominic once was only makes the picture more puzzling. He was a much-loved and respected friend, brother, son – he had no enemies. Or, at least, none that are obvious. But looking into his past reveals that he was a very wealthy man, that he sacrificed it all for his faith. For a man who has nothing, it seems strange that greed could be the motive for his murder. But greed is a sin after all . . .

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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

‘The plot is meticulously worked out . . . Can’t wait for the next in the series!’ Reader review

‘I find myself really caring about George and his way of thinking.’Reader review

‘It’s good to believe that somewhere there is a Cross pursuing truth against the odds, and winning.’Reader review

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