The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author
By David Mark
One girl's missing. One girl's dead. McAvoy can't let either of them go... The fifth stunning novel in the DS McAvoy series by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson.
The fifth novel in the DS McAvoy series by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson.
Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days.
One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done.
But some people have their own ideas of what justice means...
DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers.
David Mark spent more than 15 years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post - walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels.
He has written four novels in the McAvoy series, Dark Winter, Original Sin, Sorrow Bound and Taking Pity. Dark Winter was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel, a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller. He is currently reader in residence for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
He lives in Lincolnshire with his family, and you can find him on Twitter @davidmarkwriter.
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28 Jan 2016
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Highly entertaining — The Sunday Times
More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball — Val McDermid
Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order — Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent. — Peter James
Compelling and harrowing — Daily Express
Breathtaking. Mark writes bad beautifully — Peter May
Mark's rich, distinctive prose style and damaged characters compel you to keep reading... shaping up to be an essential crime series — Crime Scene Magazine
David Mark takes you to the darkest edges of Hull and Back, but be prepared for a late night, as Dead Pretty will make you see dawn — Martina Cole
There is a good array of villains, and Mark is impressive in his sensitive portrayals of the relationships between the principal characters at work and home. — The Times
Wry insights into the human condition and lyrical descriptions of the East Yorkshire landscape — Irish Independent
The exceptional McAvoy series just got better. DEAD PRETTY is a gripping thriller...proof that David Mark is up there with the best — Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels series