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David Young

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David Young was born near Hull and - after dropping out of a Bristol University science degree - studied Humanities at Bristol Polytechnic specialising in Modern History. Temporary jobs cleaning ferry toilets and driving a butcher's van were followed by a career in journalism with provincial newspapers, a London news agency, and the BBC's international newsrooms where he led news teams for the World Service radio and World TV.

David was a student on the inaugural Crime Thriller MA at City University - winning the course prize in 2014 for his debut novel Stasi Child - and now writes full-time in his garden shed. In his spare time, he's a keen supporter of Hull City AFC.

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction
Oberleutnant Karen Muller
   1. Stasi Child (2015)
   2. Stasi Wolf (2017)
   3. Stasi State (2018)
     aka A Darker State
   4. Stasi 77 (2019)
   5. Stasi Winter (2020)
   6. The Stasi Game (2020)
   Death in Blitz City (2022)
   The Ground Is My Ocean (2022) (with Sean Black)
David Young recommends
The Seventh Victim (2023)
Michael Wood
"A twisty, gripping read takes us inside the mind of a perverted serial killer. It pulls no punches, and the final scenes come as a real shock."
Agent in the Shadows (2023)
(Wolf Pack Spies, book 3)
Alex Gerlis
"A master of spy fiction."
Death at the Savoy (2022)
(Priscilla Tempest Mystery, book 1)
Ron Base and Prudence Emery
"This book is a flashy, exhilarating ride-fizzy as a flute of champagne, brimming with intriguing twists and turns that are at once hilarious and dark. With her background at the Savoy in the Swinging Sixties, Prudence Emery is admirably equipped to dish delicious dirt!"

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