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Head of Zeus
The Patient
The Patient by Tim Sullivan
 A DS Cross Thriller

'A perfect detective for our time' Stephen Fry

No fingerprints. No weapon. No witnesses. Can DS Cross prove it was murder?

THE DETECTIVE

DS George Cross doesn't rely on guesswork and he has no time for false assumptions. He is a detective who goes off the evidence in front of him, not 'hunches' or 'gut feelings'. He does not know what these are.

THE CLOSED CASE

When a young woman is found dead, the Bristol Crime Unit is quick to rule it a suicide as the woman had a long history of drug abuse. But her mother is convinced it was murder, saying that her daughter had been clean for years and had been making strides in a new therapy programme.

THE ANSWER

As an outsider himself, DS Cross is drawn to cases involving the voiceless and dispossessed and, here, the evidence states that this woman was murdered – Cross just has to prove it. But under pressure from his boss to shut down the case, and with numerous potential suspects, time is rapidly running out to get the answers that this grieving family deserve.

Perfect for fans of M.W. Craven, Peter James and Joy Ellis, The Patient is part of the DS George Cross thriller series, which can be read in any order.

Why readers love George Cross . . .

'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
'Truly wonderful . . . well-developed characters and an absolute star in George Cross!' Reader Review
'An entirely different type of detective in DS Cross' Reader Review

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Crime Fiction
03 Mar 2022 * 416pp * £14.99 * 9781801107730
REVIEWS
'I am insanely in love with George Cross, a perfect detective for our time and for all time. His complexity, orneriness and dogged persistence makes for such a complete and admirable hero... The Patient is a cracking mystery, full of twists and surprises to the end'
Stephen Fry
'Sullivan has given us a British detective for the 21st century who will be hard to forget'
Daily Mail
'Superb, clever and taut'
Belfast Telegraph
'The fact that Cross has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder makes him just as intriguing as the murder mystery'
The Times
'Fantastic police procedurals and attention to detail'
Bishop's Stortford Independent
'An absolute cracker'
The Bookbag
'There is so much to uncover in this fantastic novel... Fantastic story with a brilliant DS. Loved it'
Frost Magazine
'A good police procedural made doubly interesting by the development of the characters'
Choice
'A compelling, suspenseful police procedural with an intimate, positive insight into living on the autistic spectrum'
Woman
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Author
Tim Sullivan
Tim Sullivan
Tim Sullivan is a crime writer, screenwriter and director, whose film credits include A Handful of Dust, Jack and Sarah, and Cold Feet. His crime series featuring the socially awkward but brilliantly persistent DS George Cross has topped the book charts and been widely acclaimed. Tim lives in North London with his wife Rachel, the Emmy Award-winning producer of The Barefoot Contessa and Pioneer Woman. To find out more about the author, please visit TimSullivan.co.uk
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