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The Politician

Book 4 of 5: A DS Cross Thriller

A smashed window. A ransacked room.
A dead body.
At first glance, it’s a burglary gone wrong.

First impressions of a crime scene are crucial… but they aren’t always correct. When DS George Cross – Bristol Crime Unit’s most eccentric and dogged detective – starts investigating the death of former mayor Peggy Frampton, he’s convinced that what looks like a bungled burglary is in fact a case of pre-meditated murder.

After her political career ended, Peggy became a controversial blogger whose forthright opinions attracted a battalion of online trolls. And then there’s her family: an unfaithful husband and a gambling-addicted son. With yet more enemies in her past, the list of suspects seems unending.

Now Cross must unpick this dark web of seedy connections to find her killer – but the sheer number of suspects is clouding his usually impeccable logic. He’s a relentlessly methodical detective, but no case can last forever: can Cross catch the killer before he runs out of time?


‘I am insanely in love with George Cross, a perfect detective for our time and for all time.’ – Stephen Fry

‘Sullivan has given us a British detective for the 21st century who will be hard to forget.’Daily Mail

‘An intriguing detective… a thought-provoking theme.’  Martin Edwards

‘An absolute cracker.’BookBag

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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”
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