By Oliver Harris
“A twisting spiral of lies and corruption, a pitch-perfect portrait of latest London, and a beguiling bastard of a hero—what a recipe for a superb read.”
—Val McDermid, writer of The Mermaids Singing
Describing London police detective Nick Belsey, hero of The hole Man, an enthrallingly unique mystery from British crime novelist Oliver Harris—the Daily Mail declared, “He’s bought to be London’s coolest cop.” Crime fiction enthusiasts are guaranteed to agree, specially these addicted to the novels of Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Mark Billingham, and Jo Nesbø. the 1st booklet in a sequence of stressful and twisting police procedurals, The hole Man starts off with Belsey at all-time low, after which embroils him in a brazen identification robbery rip-off and attainable homicide that can depart him both filthy rich or useless. It’s time to find Oliver Harris, a brand new grasp of noir who’s destined to be an incredible guy on the scene of the crime.
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Belsey broke Miranda Miller’s fifty-pound word and acquired 4 pints in. “What have been Jessica Holden’s activities during the last few days? ” Belsey stated. “Where used to be she the day past? ” “Yesterday? She went to the health club. That was once the final sighting earlier than The Bishops street. That’s all we all know. ” The inspector raised his glass. “Cheers. ” “Which gymnasium? ” Belsey acknowledged. “The posh one off Belsize road. ” “Have you checked it? ” “We spoke to them. They stated she went or thrice every week. stored to herself in keeping with many of the different clients. ” “It’s a pleasant gym,” Belsey stated. “It’s bought a few great purchasers. ” the lads laughed. “Which officials went in? ” “To the health club? I don’t comprehend. Why? you think that this can be health-related? you're thinking that she driven anyone off the treadmill? ” The homicide boys laughed. Belsey laughed. 27 It wasn’t a fitness center, it used to be a future health club—Belsize well-being Club—and it made the excellence transparent with loads of high-maintenance greenery and displays exhibiting each satellite tv for pc channel you may wish to determine. The development used to be on a pricey cul-de-sac. Vents spilled the scent of chlorine throughout cobblestones. club acquired you the full absence of a person with out 3 grand a yr to spend on Pilates. people with the money have been arriving thick and speedy from an afternoon of constructing it. “I’m considering turning into a member,” Belsey advised the lady on reception. “Hang on. ” She referred to as out, “Mark. ” a guy emerged in gym-branded shorts and a T-shirt that permit his biceps promote the advantages of club. He shook Belsey’s hand. “Do you need to go searching? ” “Definitely. ” “Follow me. ” He patted Belsey’s shoulder and led him into the health club. “What’s your identify? ” “Nick. ” “Nick, seems like you'll do with a few rest. ” “Which machine’s strong for that? ” Mark laughed. “What are you hoping to paintings on? ” “I need a six-pack. ” He confirmed Belsey the recent apparatus, the swimming pool, a room of workout motorcycles. Belsey renowned a starting to be military of guys and ladies pedalling eternally in the direction of their very own reflections. the guy was once conversing approximately cost plans. “And if there’s an au pair or whatever, we will be able to get her wear your account half-price. ” “Perfect. am i able to take a bath whereas I’m right here? possibly use the sauna? ” “I can tackle a visitor go. ” “That will be nice. and that i desire a towel,” Belsey stated. Belsey took the towel to the altering room, undressed and folded his outfits. a few participants acquired their very own everlasting locker. those have been greater than the others; that they had gold numbers and a bit tag that acknowledged “Premium. ” associates like himself needed to positioned a pound in and he didn’t have a pound. He entered the sauna and breathed within the odor of pine, looking at the lockers until eventually somebody opened one and he may well see how huge they have been. He showered. The altering room used to be getting crowded. He helped himself to the unfastened sprays and physique lotion, dressed and went to reception. “What do you get with top rate club? ” “It’s what we propose if you’re thinking about entering into form. With top class you obtain own education, loose periods, sunbeds, towels and a locker of your personal.