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The Hollow Man

Oliver Harris

3 Reviews

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A Nick Belsey Novel, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A brilliant crime series for fans of Mick Herron's Slough House novels.

'A twisting spiral of lies and corruption' Val McDermid

From the hilltop he could see London, stretched towards the hills of Kent and Surrey. The sky was beginning to pale at the edges. The city itself looked numb as a rough sleeper; Camden and then the West End, the Square Mile. His watch was missing. He searched his pockets, found a bloodstained serviette and a promotional leaflet for a spiritual retreat, but no keys, phone or police badge.

Detective Nick Belsey needs help.

Something happened last night - something with the boss's wife - and Belsey needs to get out of London, and away from the debt and the drink and the deceit.

Collecting his belongings back at Hampstead CID on what should be the last day of his career, Belsey sees a missing person's report. But this one's different; this is on The Bishop's Avenue, one of the most expensive streets in the city. Belsey sees a chance for a new life.

But someone else got there first.

Praise for A Hollow Man

'[Belsey has] got to be London's coolest cop... Harris has plundered London's underworld for his richly plotted and unusual detective series... It's heady stuff' Daily Mail

'Thrills, spills and fine writing' Telegraph

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Praise for The Hollow Man

  • A twisting spiral of lies and corruption, a pitch-perfect portrait of contemporary London and a beguiling bastard of a hero - Val McDermid

  • [Belsey has] got to be London's coolest cop... Harris has plundered London's underworld for his richly plotted and unusual detective series...heady stuff - Daily Mail

  • With a seasoned author's skill and a cabbie's encyclopedic knowledge of London's every nook and cranny, debut novelist Oliver Harris tells a pacey tale firmly rooted in the credit-crunched modern world. A blistering start to a promising new crime series - Short List

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Oliver Harris

Oliver Harris was born in London in 1978. He has an MA in Shakespeare studies from UCL, and a PhD in psychoanalysis from Birkbeck. He is the author of the Nick Belsey series of crime novels, as well as one work of non-fiction: Lacan's Return to Antiquity. He teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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