Malcolm Hollingdrake is the author and creator of the Harrogate Crime Series of books. Hollingdrake was born in Bradford and spent time in Ripon as well, and he never lost his love for his home county which is reflected in the books that he writes.

Malcolm worked in education for many years, and even taught in Cairo for awhile, before deciding to give his shot at writing. He published numerous successful short stories before moving into writing full-length novels. In addition to writing, Hollingdrake enjoys buying, selling, and collecting art by Northern Artists.

Publication Order of DCI Cyril Bennett Books

Only The Dead(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell's Gate(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flesh Evidence(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Game Point(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying Art(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossed Out(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Breath(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Engulfed(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Malcolm Hollingdrake Books, You’ll Love…

Only the Dead is the first book in the Harrogate Crime Series. The book introduces us to DCI Cyril Bennett, a man who respects manners and being efficent, while also enjoying the fairer sex. His partner, David Owen, and him make for quite an odd couple as he is naive and untidy. The two are called to a Teacher Training College where two infant bodies are found. The two find numerous suspects and wonder if there is a link between the bodies and the recent sulphur mustard attacks. Bennett and Owen will have to use their keen senses of deduction to bring justice to the killer.

Owen and Bennett return in Hell’s Gate. A series of strange events puts Bennett and Owen on an interesting case. It starts with a dog attack on a child that turns up bags of body parts alongside a quiet road on the outskirts of town. The bags lead to a team of Eastern Europeans, acting under a Chinese Mafioso, who are running people trafficking, dog fighting, prostitution and murder. The bodies are piling up and the cases are mounting for these two, and they need to work together to catch the twisted killer before they strike again.

Order of Books » Authors » Order of Malcolm Hollingdrake Books