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(The ninth book in the Harrogate Crime series)
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The team is seeing changes. Cyril is away and for the second time, Owen finds himself in charge of the investigation. An elderly gentleman dies of a snake bite and unfortunately his carer is also attacked. The second murder is a shooting, an unusual weapon being used, again an elderly victim.
A photograph of four friends celebrating a win at the Great St Wilfred’s Stakes at Ripon races in 1986 seems to be significant, but the relevance, at first, is lost in the investigation.
Another victim, one of the friends in the photograph, is found dead in his home. Only one of the friends remains alive and Owen and his team fight against time to prevent his murder.
The investigation is hampered by two siblings, the Bostock brothers, who have a history of rivalry and hatred; one of them is in the Ripon races photograph.
DS April Richmond’s biblical knowledge proves critical in solving the crime. The snake, Lilith, conjures the Garden of Eden. Two more fatalities occur before the crimes are solved and the motive is revealed.

A review from the Harrogate series:
'An excellent, well-written, twisty tale again in the DCI Bennett series. Nicely revealed plot and I'm enjoying the continuing personal stories interwoven into the crime story. If you love your UK crime, I'd suggest starting this series from book 1, it's a cracker!'
Donna Dee – America

'Hollingdrake is to Harrogate what Rankin (Rebus) is to Edinburgh – able to build a realistic landscape to portray his characters against – I love the way the characters are evolving, the pace is good and the plots compelling – Enjoy!'
Review by John Robson

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Malcolm Hollingdrake's Threadbare

Paperback Editions

April 2020 : Paperback

Title: Threadbare: Book Nine in the Harrogate Crime Series
Author(s): Malcolm Hollingdrake
ISBN: 1-916071-59-7 / 978-1-916071-59-9
Publisher: Nielson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Threadbare: Book Nine in the Harrogate Crime Series
Author(s): Malcolm Hollingdrake
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU