Following his recovery from a personal and professional trauma, Detective Chief Inspector Cyril Bennett has been declared medically fit to resume his police duties. He returns to discover a complex case involving the art world.
Soon Bennett unearths a dark side of the industry where greed, ambition and dubious practices thrive and, where there is money to be made, violence and murder are never far away.
Working their way through a maze of galleries, museums and the internet, Bennett’s team struggles to make sense of the evidence.
Can Bennett tell the difference between what is real and what is fake?
Cyril Bennett IS BACK! I would highly recommend you read this series in order because at the start of this book it does make a reference to the book before this one Game Point, but doesn’t give too much away if you did wish to read it as a standalone. I loved all the character both old and new, the setting and theme of art within this book. Dying Art is easy to read, gripping and will keep you guessing till all is revealed! I enjoyed reading Dying Art this weekend especially while all my book friends are at Harrogate and this series is set in Harrogate so technically I was there in mind. I must admit I did find the chapters long in this book but I still enjoyed it nevertheless. I awarded four stars! I must admit I did miss a certain females character within this book though, won’t give it away!
I cannot wait to see wait lie ahead for this series… Keeping my eye on you Malcolm Hollingdrake.
DCI Bennett Series Order:
Book 1: Only The Dead
Book 2: Hell’s Gate
Book 3: Flesh Evidence
Book 4: Game Point
You can find all my reviews for these on my blog except Only The Dead as I still need to read that one, I’m bad I know.