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Cold Bones

Written by David Mark — Hull, on the east coast of England, may not seem the most obvious setting for crime fiction, but local author David Mark is still going strong eight novels into the DS Aector McAvoy series. Mark was a crime reporter before…
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Scorched Earth

We’ve reached number six in David Mark’s series featuring DS Aector McAvoy and this is the best one yet. It all begins in explosive fashion, with a hit and run on an old police colleague witnessed by McAvoy. The elderly victim had called his pal…
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Scorched Earth

Written by David Mark — DS Aector McAvoy is the best thing to come out of Hull since the M62 motorway. Come to think if it, you can add David Mark to that too. McAvoy ranks alongside Rebus and Harry Bosch in my list of…
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Cruel Mercy

Written by David Mark — Aector McAvoy and Hull go together like local dish pattie and chips. So why oh why would you want to transport this great, galumping, awkward, prone-to-blushing, gorgeous, super-talented lump of a policeman to, of all places, New York City? It’s…
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Dead Pretty

Written by David Mark — We have reviewed the Aector McAvoy novels ever since the first, The Dark Winter, appeared in November 2012. Dead Pretty is number five in the series (there’s also been a short story, A Bad Death) and it’s fair to say that life…
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Taking Pity

Written by David Mark — We’ve followed the careers of Hull author David Mark and his police detective Aector McAvoy since the writer’s debut novel back in 2012. Aector McAvoy’s journey began in The Dark Winter, where we met the detective sergeant and his son as they enjoyed a hot…
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First look: Taking Pity

Number four in David Mark’s DS McAvoy series has landed on the doormat – and it is sporting a bleakly atmospheric cover photo for the UK market. Quite what the bleached animal skull featured on the US cover is supposed to convey, we’re not really…
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Sorrow Bound

We interviewed former journalist David Mark after his previous novel Original Skin won universal praise in crime fiction circles. The intriguingly named lynchpins of that book, Aector McAvoy and Trish Pharoah are back. Their stamping grounds remain the unlovely Humberside port of Hull. In an…
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