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Dead Pretty

(2016)
(The fifth book in the DS Aector McAvoy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
One girl missing. One girl dead. A stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers, Dead Pretty finds Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy and Detective Superintendent Trish Pharaoh grappling with vigilantes, unsolved murders, and a killer far too close to home.

While a colleague struggles to solve the recent killing of a man too vile to have mourners, Aector McAvoy, Detective Sergeant of the Humberside Police's murder squad, is still haunted by the past. His devotion to his cases is unshakeable, but it's been nine months since Hannah Kelly disappeared in the quiet English countryside, and it is becoming harder to convince himself that she is just missing instead of dead... especially when another young woman is found brutally murdered.

As McAvoy looks for connections between the women, his boss Trish Pharaoh is preoccupied with troubles of her own. Reuben Hollow--a man convicted of murder with the help of perjured testimony from the Humberside Police--has just been released from prison after a high-profile wrongful conviction suit, putting Pharaoh's reputation at stake. But when her house is broken into and her children threatened, she soon learns it is not only her good name that's in danger.

As the cases intertwine and Pharaoh's behavior becomes more erratic, McAvoy must question who he can trust if he is to uncover Hannah's fate and find justice for the dead--without joining them himself.

Gritty, atmospheric, and endlessly entertaining, David Mark's Dead Pretty is an absorbing, twisty ride readers won't soon forget.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for David Mark's Dead Pretty

Hardback Editions

2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead Pretty: The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author
Author(s): David Mark
ISBN: 1-4447-9809-X / 978-1-4447-9809-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead Pretty (Detective Sergeant McAvoy)
Author(s): David Mark
ISBN: 0-399-18515-1 / 978-0-399-18515-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead Pretty: The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author
Author(s): David Mark
ISBN: 1-4447-9811-1 / 978-1-4447-9811-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead Pretty: The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author
Author(s): David Mark
ISBN: 1-4447-9810-3 / 978-1-4447-9810-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead Pretty: The 5th DS McAvoy Novel
Author(s): David Mark
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead Pretty: The 5th DS McAvoy Novel
Author(s): David Mark
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Pretty (Detective Sergeant McAvoy)
Author(s): David Mark
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Pretty: The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author (DS Aector McAvoy)
Author(s): David Mark
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU