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

'I am insanely in love with George Cross, a perfect detective for our time and for all time' Stephen Fry

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

DS George Cross can be rude, difficult, and awkward with people. But his unfailing logic and dogged pursuit of the truth means his conviction rate is the best on the force. Now, this unusual detective is met with an even more unusual case.

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

As an outsider himself, DS Cross is drawn to cases involving the voiceless and the dispossessed. He is determined to defy his bosses and re-open the investigation, even if it costs him his career. Soon he is mired in a labyrinth of potential suspects, but can he solve the case before his superiors shut it down for good?

The Patient is part of the DS George Cross sequence of thrillers, which can be read in any order.

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

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Crime Fiction
10 Nov 2022 * 416pp * £9.99 * 9781801107747
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
The Dentist
The Cyclist
The Politician
The Monk
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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