David Mark 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 competent and incompetent investigators; the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy. He has written five novels in the McAvoy series: Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity and Dead Pretty. David has also written a McAvoy novella, A Bad Death, which is available as an ebook. He lives in Lincolnshire with his partner, two children and an assortment of animals.
'David Mark has the potential to be one of the stars of British crime writing' Shots. * Shots * 'The Dark Winter is an exceptional debut from an exciting new talent. David Mark is an original and captivating new voice' Val McDermid. * Val McDermid * 'Fast-moving and tightly plotted, with strong characterisation and a likeable protagonist, this is an extremely promising debut' Guardian. * Guardian * '[David Mark] brings alive the remoteness of Hull from the rest of Yorkshire and the financial decay of the area. Highly recommended. I look forward to the next book' Euro Crime. * Euro Crime * 'An unusual and accomplished debut with tight plotting and intelligent writing' Daily Mail. * Daily Mail *