Fire of Lies
By David Mark
An exclusive ebook short story from bestselling author David Mark: a body in a barrel and a pub full of witnesses who won't talk adds up to the perfect introduction to the DS McAvoy series.
A gripping new short story in the DS McAvoy series by David Mark, bestselling author of the Richard & Judy pick DARK WINTER.
Eight months ago, there was a body in the barrel. Now there's just a mess.
DS Aector McAvoy's latest case is proving a hard one to crack.
Back in November, Paul Rouse was shot, welded into a beer barrel and sent floating down the Humber.
The barrel's been traced to riverside pub The Trawl. It's the kind of place where the locals have plenty of secrets to keep. None of them are talking.
To anyone else, the case would be a dead end.
But McAvoy always finds a way...
Fire of Lies introduces gentle giant McAvoy, his fierce boss Trish, and characters you'd only ever meet in a David Mark novel. It's Hullishly good.
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 five novels in the McAvoy series, Dark Winter, Original Sin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity and Dead Pretty. 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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06 Oct 2016
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The McAvoy series pulls off the double whammy of cracking characters and cunning plots. The big detective Aector McAvoy is so real and so loveable you want to have a pint with him, and the legendary Trish Pharaoh proves that a man can create an utterly compelling female character — Anya Lipska
In terms of food analogies, some books are bland or subtly flavoured, while others are like a fiery curry. David Mark's DS McAvoy books are unarguably in the latter category — Independent
Gripping story lines steeped in emotion and menace, with a larger than life character whom I love to reacquaint myself with. Always right on the Mark for me. — Mel Sherratt