FLESH EVIDENCE by MALCOLM HOLLINGDRAKE #BlogTour #BloodhoundBooks # Bloghounds @MHollingdrake

Firstly I want to thank Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour. I have been so super excited to read the third book in Malcolm Hollingdrake’s  series but wondered if it would be able to match the other two books with that wow factor. Well read on to find out!

Flesh Evidence: a heart-stopping crime thriller by [Hollingdrake, Malcolm]


An explosive, edge of your seat, crime thriller

In Harrogate things are about to get weird.

Jars of honey containing pieces of tattooed flesh are the first clue in the search for the whereabouts of a missing fourteen-year-old boy. Then another boy goes missing and further jars of honey are discovered.

Serial kidnappings taking place in Harrogate and the culprit is unlike any other Bennett has dealt with before.

A number of leads seem to be going nowhere and the police are running out of time.

Can Bennett and his team catch a psychopath before any more damage is done?

This will be his toughest case yet.


Book 1: Only The Dead

Book 2: Hell’s Gate


Hell’s Gate was previously published as Sweet Taste of Evil.


Well this is the third novel in Malcolm Hollingdrake’s series and I will be damned if you can find anything like these stories because oh man are they original. They leave no room for any guess work about what is coming, no sir, no saying if you liked blah blah  then you will like this, oh no. All fresh nothing  to compare to, brilliant.

I think Malcolm Hollingdrake must enjoy his research because he knows some pretty bizarre facts about random stuff. Thing is he inserts these into a story, or should I say he builds a story around these facts, which gives the originality to the novel. This story is centred around the abduction of fourteen year old boys and their subsequent murders. It is all very sad and utterly fascinating all at the same time.  I literally held on to every word and scene that my mind created. I wanted to know what had happened to this person to make them into this monster that hurt young boys like this.

DCI Cyril Bennett and DS David Owen have their work cut out with this case, with random clues being left with different members of the public in the most unusual way. These two grow and grow on me with each outing and I find myself smiling as soon as their names come up. I so hope a further book is being written as I can’t even guess where it could go next. Love the covers on all the three books, as outstanding as what is inside. Absolutely Mint!


You could say that the writing was clearly written on the wall for anyone born in a library that they might aspire to be an author but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route.

Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for more years than he cares to remember.

Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories and has four books now available. Presently he is concentrating on a series of crime novels set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Born in Bradford and spending three years in Ripon, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all three novels.

Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It’s a hobby he has bestowed on DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his latest novel.

I am thrilled to announce that I have just signed a publishing deal with Bloodhound Books for the DCI Cyril Bennett novels.


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