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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
 
Series
Oberleutnant Karen Muller
1. Stasi Child (2015)
2. Stasi Wolf (2017)
3. A Darker State (2018)
4. Stasi 77 (2019)
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Deadly Game (2017)
(Robert Finlay, book 2)
Matt Johnson
"Nothing is clear-cut in a gripping labyrinthine plot, which - despite thrills and spills aplenty - never falls short of believable."
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Motherland (2017)
(Natalya Ivanova, book 1)
G D Abson
"The dark heart of Putin's Russia beneath the glitz of St Petersburg provides the heady setting for this excellent and gripping debut. Abson, who was shortlisted for a Crime Writers Debut Dagger for Motherland, is surely a name to watch. A Child 44 for Putin-land, this classy page-turner oozes with atmosphere."
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The Lion Tamer Who Lost (2018)
Louise Beech
"A fabulous, exquisitely written novel that tugs at the soul...incredibly moving."
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Evil Things (2019)
(Hella Mauzer, book 1)
Katja Ivar
"This is a remarkable debut -- the best novel I've read this year. A historical thriller with a heart that keeps you enthralled to the final page. Ivar has constructed a frightening, atmospheric and addictive tale set in 1950s Lapland on the border with Soviet Russia. Spies, international conspiracies, overlaid on icily claustrophobic rural life. But above all in Hella Mauzer a believable heroine prepared to put her own life on the line for justice. I can't wait for her next adventure."

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