The 1st DS McAvoy Novel
By David Mark
The Sunday Times bestselling first instalment in the Hull-based DS Aector McAvoy series.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING RICHARD & JUDY PICK AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING SENSATION.
MEET DS AECTOR MCAVOY, AND BEGIN DAVID MARK'S ADDICTIVE CRIME SERIES.
DS Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves, a good man among the lazy and corrupt.
Then on a cold day in December he is the first cop on the scene when a young girl is killed in Hull's historic church - and the only one to see the murderer. A masked man, with tears in his eyes...
When two more seemingly unconnected people die, the police must work quickly. Only McAvoy can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God - and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game.
Hooked on Hull? Then check out the second instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Original Skin...
David spent more than fifteen 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 six novels in the McAvoy series: Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity, Dead Pretty and Cruel Mercy, as well as a McAvoy novella, A Bad Death, which is available as an ebook. Dark Winter was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel and was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller.
He lives in Lincolnshire, and you can find him on Twitter @davidmarkwriter.
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05 Oct 2017
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Dark Winter is an exceptional debut from an exciting new talent. David Mark is an original and captivating new voice — Val McDermid
David Mark sets out his stall with this page-turning debut — Time Out
An excellent police thriller debut, set in the North East and introducing a copper whom I hope will be around for some time — The Times
An unusual and accomplished debut with tight plotting and intelligent writing — Daily Mail
Fast-moving and tightly plotted, with strong characterisation and a likeable protagonist, this is an extremely promising debut — Guardian