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Cruel Mercy

Cruel Mercy

‘Effortlessly blends the brutal and the tender, the dark and the light. Aector McAvoy is a true original. So is David Mark.’ Mick Herron, author of Dead Lions

DS Aector McAvoy’s brother-in-law Valentine is missing.

In New York City, half the world away.

And the two men he travelled with have just been found in an open grave upstate: one dead, one as good as.

McAvoy doesn’t believe Valentine killed them. He does believe he’s in trouble. And so he follows him to New York, determined to find out what happened.

But Valentine is in more danger than McAvoy could have imagined.

And McAvoy’s walking into it right after him: into the darkness of murder, revenge, and a forty-year-old crime…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 26th January 2017

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781444798128

Reviews

Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball
Val McDermid
Compelling and harrowing
Daily Express
David Mark takes McAvoy to the US on a rollercoaster ride into darkness. Brilliantly written and compelling.
Steve Cavanagh
McAvoy must be one of the most fascinating fictional detectives out there - a true original. This is an intoxicating brew - Catholicism, travellers, underground fight scenes, the mob - and rumbling through it all like a bear with a blush is DS Aector McAvoy. Superb writing. A truly fantastic read.
Michael J Malone, author of <i>A Suitable Lie</i>
Praise for David Mark and DEAD PRETTY
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David Mark has created a true hero for an age of dark deeds and dirty cops. The violence is righteous and the collars hard-won for DS Aector McAvoy, and as his luminous humanity and blazing courage take on the worst Hull can chuck at him, we follow him willingly down the meanest of streets.
Karen Robinson, <i>The Sunday Times</i>
Aficionados of the grittiest, most trenchant fare love Mark's copper Aector McAvoy, who customarily moves in a darkly realised Hull.
Financial Times
Effortlessly blends the brutal and the tender, the dark and the light. Aector McAvoy is a true original. So is David Mark.
Mick Herron, author of <i>Dead Lions</i>
As with previous books, there are plenty of grim events to balance the warmth which surrounds the leading character.
Crime Review
A brilliant read.
Sun
Highly entertaining
The Sunday Times
To call Mark's novels police procedurals is like calling the Mona Lisa a pretty painting. Beautifully crafted, filled with flashbacks, horror, angst, and chilling detail, this one is his most complex and best yet.
Kirkus starred review
In McAvoy, David Mark has created a big hero with a huge heart. His skill at weaving threads of light through the darkest fabric has rightly won him a legion of fans who like their crime fiction to be real and compassionate.
Sarah Hilary