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David Mark

(David J Mark)
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aka D M Mark

David spent more than 15 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.

His writing is heavily influenced by the court cases he covered: the defeatist and jaded police officers; the incompetent investigators; the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy.

He lives in Lincolnshire and is now a full-time novelist.

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Children's Fiction
New Books
December 2022

The Whispering Dead
(Cordelia Hemlock, book 2)
DS Aector McAvoy
   0.5. Darkness Falls (2020)
   1. Dark Winter (2012)
   2. Original Skin (2013)
   3. Sorrow Bound (2014)
   4. Taking Pity (2015)
   4.5. A Bad Death (2015)
   5. Dead Pretty (2016)
   5.5. Fire of Lies (2016)
   6. Cruel Mercy (2017)
   7. Scorched Earth (2018)
   8. Cold Bones (2019)
   9. Past Life (2021)
   10. Blind Justice (2022)
Cordelia Hemlock
   1. The Mausoleum (2019)
     aka The Burying Ground
   2. The Whispering Dead (2022)
Nicholas Roe
   1. Blood Money (2020)
     aka The Guest House
Lakeland Trilogy
   1. Into the Woods (2020)
     aka Still Waters
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : Dead Pretty
Barry Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2019) : Dead Pretty

David Mark recommends
The Silent Room (2015)
(Matthew Ryan, book 1)
Mari Hannah
"The Silent Room by Mari Hannah is a dark, gripping and brutal work of true quality from a writer at the very peak of her powers."
A Tapping at My Door (2016)
(DS Nathan Cody, book 1)
David Jackson
"A harrowing page-turner from a writer who seems to know your darkest fears. Terrific!"
Too Close to Breathe (2018)
(Frankie Sheehan, book 1)
Olivia Kiernan
"Gritty, cynical and haunting, this is crime writing of the highest order and the product of a darkly fascinating mind. First class."
The Puppet Show (2018)
(Washington Poe, book 1)
M W Craven
"A powerful thriller from an explosive new talent. Tightly plotted, and not for the faint hearted!"

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