＊目前已收到前三本的全书稿，分别为The Dentist、The Cyclist 以及The Patient
本系列是八本书的系列，作者 Tim Sullivan在2020年出版了前面两本The Dentist以及The Cyclist，两本书的总销量已高达195,000册！这两本书在英国的犯罪小说排行榜上第一名的位置总共待了10周！The Dentist更在2020年被Barnes & Noble书商选为“Best BOoks under $2.99”以及“Top 25 must read books for fall 2020”。
1） George Cross －他拥有Bristol区的重大犯罪部门最高的定罪率。他是个难搞、粗暴以及社交尴尬的人，因为他拥有某程度的自闭症。
2） Josie Ottey－她是George Cross长期以来的搭档，也是警察部门的资深警探。她深受同事的尊重，是警队里最出色的警探之一，她也时常在保护或者帮助George翻译。
3） Alice MacKenzie是一位年轻的警探，受到Josie 的青睐。她还没正式转正，但有天份。
Who was the unknown man whose weather-beaten body is discovered on Clifton Downs?Did the tragedy that led to a life on the streets also lead to his death?His police colleagues may dismiss it as a squabble among Bristol’s homeless community, but Detective Sergeant George Cross is not convinced. An outsider himself, Cross’s obsession with logic, detail and patterns does not always endear him to those who have to work alongside him—or his superiors.But he has the best conviction rate in the Avon & Somerset Constabulary. By far.As he delves into the dead man’s past, Cross becomes convinced that to catch this killer, he needs to solve a cold case murder from years before. A murder that someone has spent fifteen years thinking they’ve got away with.And they have no intention of letting one eccentric, socially-awkward detective, change that now…“The young woman standing in front of him was smiling. Cross was sure of this as her mouth was turned up at both corners, which was a definite sign. He wasn’t sure what it meant though, because he didn’t know her. With people he knew he would note the upturned mouth, together with what had been said, combine it with the tone in which it had been said and make his inference. Context was everything for Cross. His interpreter.”
The demolition began at dawn. Walls knocked over. Twisted pipes uprooted. Window frames smashed. A dead body unearthed. Murdered. Why?Dumped. Why there?Odd tanning lines on his body and scars on his forearms enable DS George Cross to narrow down his search for the man’s identity. He unravels the young man's life, delving into the world of amateur cycling, an illicit supply of performance enhancing drugs, jealousy, ambition and a family tearing itself apart.Cross' relentless pursuit of the truth and eccentric methods earns him few friends. Then just as the police seem to be nearing a conclusion, Cross makes a sudden, abrupt U-turn. Could it be the biggest mistake of his career?
DS Cross' attention is drawn to a woman who has been sitting in the reception of the Major Crime Unit, patiently, for three days. Her daughter is dead. The Coroner has given a verdict of suicide. Flick had a long history of drug abuse, though she had been clean and sober for over two years.
As the crime scene had no fingerprints, no murder weapon, and no witnesses - the Bristol Crime Unit closed the case. But this grieving mother is convinced that Flick was murdered. By whom she has no idea.
Against the wishes of his boss, attracting the ire of a colleague, and with potential damaging consequences for the entire Bristol police force -- Cross reopens a case which takes him down a labyrinth of potential suspects. An addict ex-boyfriend who is the father of Flick's daughter, a predatory ex-employer, and the therapist she came to rely upon.
Can Cross solve this case before his efforts are shut down for good?
Tim Sullivan毕业于英国剑桥大学。他毕业前就完成了人生第一步短片，毕业后加入Granada Television担任研究员。他之后写了两部喜剧电视剧，之后写了两部犯罪电视剧 MYSTERIOUS WAYS 以及 MAIGRET。他在 Granada的时间指导的作品包括：
CORONATION STREET, MADE IN HEAVEN, THATCHER THE FINAL DAYS 以及 THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES with Jeremy Brett。离开Granada后，他担任编剧、制作人或者导演的作品包括：
1 A HANDFUL OF DUST starring Kristen Scott Thomas, Judi Dench and Alec Guinness.
2 WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD starring Helen Mirren and Helena Bonham Carter.
3 JACK AND SARAH starring Richard E Grant, Samantha Mathis, Ian Mckellen, Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins.
4 THE PRETENDERS with Ron Howard.
5 PERSONAL SHOPPING for Paramount Studios and producer Scott Rudin.
6 FLUSHED AWAY with Jeffrey Katzenberg at Dreamworks.
7 LETTERS TO JULIET starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave.
8 COLD FEET.