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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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Sorrow Bound

Written by David Mark — There are books that make you want to race to the finish. And occasionally they leave you feeling a bit deflated and cheated, because that killer ending somehow falls flat. Sorrow Bound isn’t like that. Instead, I found myself slowing,…
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The Crooked Beat

Written by Nick Quantrill — Hull. The 1980s. A rough and tumble city in northern England, trying to come to terms with itself as traditional industries fade, and new challenges beckon. Police. Honest coppers and bent coppers. Criminals prepared to laugh at the former and…
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Everyone Lies

Written by AD Garrett – Is this author’s name new to you? Then take note – because you’ll be hearing plenty more about AD Garrett, the pseudonym for the writing collaboration of prize-winning thriller author Margaret Murphy and Professor Dave Barclay, a world-renowned forensics expert…
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