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Crook's Hollow

(2018)
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‘A breakneck thriller slowed only by its subtle and masterful turns. Robert Parker’s Crook’s Hollow is a book to be relished and read again’ - David Joy, The Weight Of This World



They tried to kill him. He had no idea what he was about to discover.

In the quiet village of Crook’s Hollow, almost exactly between Manchester and Liverpool, land and pride are king. And now someone has just tried to kill Thor Loxley – but Thor has no clue as to why. As the estranged youngest of the omnipresent Loxley farming dynasty, all of whom view him as a traitor, in a village where everybody knows everybody else’s business, life is hard enough.

But here, farmers do things the old way. You deal with problems on your own terms. You avoid involving the authorities. With nobody to turn to, Thor sets out to uncover who wronged him...

But with corrupt land developers circling, the rival Crook family seeking to unsettle the Loxleys at every turn, his own family despising him, and jealous old acquaintances lurking, the mystery plunges ever deeper – and up floats more greed, betrayal, secrecy and blood than Thor could possibly imagine.

Praise for Crook’s Hollow:


’Robert Parker’s stunning second book is a fast-paced and tense thriller set in rural northern England. Opening with an attempted murder, it is a roller coaster of a read with a gripping plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Parker just gets better and better’ - Danielle Ramsay, The Last Cut & the DI Brady series.

‘In Crook’s Hollow, Robert Parker exposes the dark side of a sleepy English village. Gritty and intense, Crook’s Hollow is an edgy mystery full of damning secrets and family reckonings, all written in Parker’s captivating, true-to-life style that is sure to keep readers turning the page, hungry for more’ - Steph Post, A Tree Born Crooked, Lightwood, Walk In The Fire.

‘a visceral, taut, country noir set in the badlands west of Manchester, Crook’s Hollow is a great new novel from Robert Parker. If you liked Catch Me Daddy or the Red Riding Quartet check this out' - Edgar, Ned Kelly & Barry Award Winner Adrian McKinty, Rain Dogs


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A breakneck thriller slowed only by its subtle and masterful turns...a book to be relished and read again." - David Joy

"A visceral, taut, country noir set in the badlands west of Manchester, Crook’s Hollow is a great new novel from Robert Parker. If you liked Catch Me Daddy or the Red Riding Quartet check this out." - Adrian McKinty

"In Crook’s Hollow, Robert Parker exposes the dark side of a sleepy English village. Gritty and intense, Crook’s Hollow is an edgy mystery full of damning secrets and family reckonings, all written in Parker’s captivating, true-to-life style that is sure to keep readers turning the page, hungry for more." - Steph Post

"Robert Parker’s stunning second book is a fast-paced and tense thriller set in rural northern England. Opening with an attempted murder, it is a roller coaster of a read with a gripping plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Parker just gets better and better." - Danielle Ramsay


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Used availability for Rob Parker's Crook's Hollow

Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crook's Hollow
Author(s): Rob Parker
ISBN: 1-70747-885-6 / 978-1-70747-885-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crook's Hollow
Author(s): Robert Parker
ISBN: 1-61296-459-1 / 978-1-61296-459-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Crook's Hollow
Author(s): Rob Parker
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU