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
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.
Aficionados of the grittiest, most trenchant fare love Mark's copper Aector McAvoy, who customarily moves in a darkly realised Hull.
Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent.
Effortlessly blends the brutal and the tender, the dark and the light. Aector McAvoy is a true original. So is David Mark.
Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order
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.
A brilliant read.
Breathtaking. Mark writes bad beautifully
More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball
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.
Mark's rich, distinctive prose style and damaged characters compel you to keep reading... shaping up to be an essential crime series
David Mark takes McAvoy to the US on a rollercoaster ride into darkness. Brilliantly written and compelling.
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