Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder & Stoughton
The Sunday Times bestselling first instalment in the Hull-based DS Aector McAvoy series.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING RICHARD AND 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...
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
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 eight novels in the McAvoy series: Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity, Dead Pretty, Cruel Mercy, and Scorched Earth as well as two McAvoy ebook short stories, A Bad Death and Fire of Lies. Dark Winter was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel and was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller. In 2018 it was adapted for the stage at the Hull Truck Theatre and had a sellout debut run. David has also written The Zealot's Bones, a historical crime novel published under the name D.M. Mark.
He lives in the north of England with his family.