David Young - Author

About the Author

David Young was born near Hull and - after dropping out of a Bristol University science degree - studied Humanities at Bristol Polytechnic. 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 international radio and TV newsrooms. He now writes in his garden shed and in his spare time supports Hull City AFC.

Featured books by David Young

Stasi Child A Compelling Cold War Thriller

Stasi Child A Compelling Cold War Thriller

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2016

It seems the girl was trying to escape - but from the West. Muller is a member of the People's Police, but in East Germany her power only stretches so far. The Stasi want her to discover the identity of the girl, but assure her the case is otherwise closed - and strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this is not a regime that tolerates a curious mind, and Muller doesn't realise that the trail she's following will lead her dangerously close to home ...

Stasi Wolf

Stasi Wolf

Author: David Young Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/05/2018

The new gripping cold war thriller from the bestselling author of Stasi ChildHow do you solve a murder when you can't ask any questions? The gripping new thriller from the bestselling, award-winning author of Stasi Child. East Germany, 1975. Karin Mller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at the chance to be sent south to Halle-Neustadt, where a pair of infant twins have gone missing. But Mller soon finds her problems have followed her. Halle-Neustadt is a new town - the pride of the communist state - and she and her team are forbidden by the Stasi from publicising the disappearances, lest they tarnish the town's flawless image. Meanwhile, in the eerily nameless streets and tower blocks, a child snatcher lurks, and the clock is ticking to rescue the twins alive . . . 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'A masterful evocation of the claustrophobic atmosphere of communist era East Germany . . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'The perfect blend of action, suspense and excitement. This is top notch crime! I will be shouting about this book to everyone, everywhere. Northern Crime 'One of the most fascinating and original detectives in contemporary crime fiction . . . a hugely accomplished novel' (For Winter Nights) 'For me David Young has cemented his place on the bookshelf alongside my Cold War thrillers by John le Carr and Len Deighton' The Quiet Knitter

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Wai Pasifika

Wai Pasifika

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2022

Wai Pasifika by David Young

Young, Corker and Summers on Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings

Young, Corker and Summers on Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2022

Setting out the law relating to abuse of process in criminal law, it analyses the underlying issues and draws together the evolving case law on different aspects of abuse of process including delay, breach of promise, the destruction of evidence, non-disclosure, entrapment and extradition. In the last six years there has been a significant amount of new law relevant to the development of abuse of process in criminal proceedings under an evolving definition of abuse of process. - The new edition is fully updated throughout with new chapters and material on: - What is the current definition of an abuse of process? Reviews the evolution of the definition from the Beckford case, through the Maxwell and Warren decisions onto the Crawley and D v A authorities. - Lost Evidence Cases - evolving case law in relation to failures to follow reasonable lines of enquiry in the context of CPS and DPP guidance on investigations into communication evidence. - Non-Disclosure Abuse - probably the most common category of abuse which is argued. The media have recently reported on cases where there were significant disclosure failings by prosecutors leading to the termination of proceedings, but what are the factors judges should consider in deciding whether non-disclosure amounts to abuse of process? - Entrapment abuse - Abuse of process after conviction - is this possible? The authors argue that, given a key objective of the doctrine of abuse of process is to protect the integrity of the criminal justice system, the doctrine should also apply post-conviction. - Is abuse of process in historic sex abuse dead? - In PR v R [2019] EWCA Crim 1225, a Court led by Lord Justice Fulford (the new Vice-President of the CACD) declined to interfere with a trial judge's decision to allow a case of historic sex abuse to proceed, even though the time periods of delay were significant, and the loss of material substantial. - New section in the Procedure Chapter on the making of Abuse Applications in Regulatory Proceedings - Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 - International abuse of process cases from the international courts

Foundations of Library and Information Science

Foundations of Library and Information Science

Author: David Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2021

Foundations of Library and Information Science by David Young

Beethoven Symphonies Revisited

Beethoven Symphonies Revisited

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2021

Beethoven Symphonies Revisited by David Young

Inside Thatcher's Last Election

Inside Thatcher's Last Election

Author: David Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2021

The year is 1987. Having made history by becoming the UK's first female Prime Minister and then driving out the most left-wing manifesto the country has ever seen, Margaret Thatcher faces a climactic third election campaign. Her eight years in power have been pivotal in guiding the UK back onto the path towards prosperity, and as he surveys the scene, David Young, Secretary of State for Employment, can see the fragile seeds of Thatcher's government beginning to grow. But this third election threatens to destroy it all, plunging the nation back into the chaos of union militancy, the three-day week and the Winter of Discontent, when Britain ground to a halt and even the bodies lay unburied. Drafted in to run the campaign, Young knows one thing for certain: the country cannot afford to go back. Written in lucid, powerful prose, Young's remarkable diary of the election that set the UK on course for the next thirty years invites readers into the room with the key players, including the Prime Minister herself. Full of gut-wrenching claustrophobia, tension and paranoia, Inside Thatcher's Last Election reveals the personality clashes that threatened to derail the campaign from the beginning and presents a very different woman from the Thatcher we think we know. For those in the eye of the storm, there was little doubt about what was at stake: the future of Britain's enterprise.

The Stasi Game

The Stasi Game

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2020

The Stasi and MI6 clash in this gripping Cold War crime thriller, from the award-winning author of Stasi Child. ______________________ Dresden, East Germany, 1980 - A man's body is found buried in concrete at a building site in the new town district. When People's Police homicide captain Karin Muller arrives at the scene, she discovers that all of the body's identifiable features have been removed - including its fingertips. The deeper Muller digs, the more the Stasi begin to hamper her investigations. She soon realises that this crime is just one part of a clandestine battle between two secret services - the Stasi of East Germany and Britain's MI6 - to control the truth behind one of the deadliest events of World War II. The Stasi Game brilliantly fictionalises the true story of how Britain's wartime leaders justifed the fire-bombing of German city of Dresden, which many have since condemned as a war crime.

The origin and history of Methodism in Wales and the borders

The origin and history of Methodism in Wales and the borders

Author: David Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2020

The origin and history of Methodism in Wales and the borders by David Young

I Was There!

I Was There!

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2020

I Was There! by David Young

Stasi Winter

Stasi Winter

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2020

IN EAST GERMANY, SOLVING A MURDER CAN GET YOU KILLED . . . A gripping and intelligent thriller set in East Germany, during the worst winter in one-hundred years. Perfect for fans of Tom Rob Smith, Phillip Kerr and Joseph Kanon. ____________________________________ In 1978 East Germany, nothing is as it seems. The state's power is absolute, history is re-written, and the 'truth' is whatever the Stasi say it is. So when a woman's murder is officially labelled 'accidental death', Major Karin Muller of the People's Police is faced with a dilemma. To solve the crime, she must disregard the official version of events. But defying the Stasi means putting her own life - and the lives of her young family - in danger. As the worst winter in living memory holds Germany in its freeze, Muller must untangle a web of state secrets and make a choice: between truth and lies, justice and injustice, and, ultimately, life and death. Stunningly authentic and brimming with moral ambiguity, Stasi Winter is the thrilling new novel from the award-winning author of Stasi Child. ____________________________________ Praise for David Young: 'Excellent' The Times 'Thrilling' William Ryan 'Masterful' Daily Express 'Fast-paced' The Sun 'Superb. Reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee

Gifts from a Father

Gifts from a Father

Author: David Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Gifts from a Father by David Young

Stasi 77

Stasi 77

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/04/2019

A secret State. A dark conspiracy. A terrible crime. Karin Muller of the German Democratic Republic's People's Police is called to a factory in the east of the country. A man has been murdered - bound and trapped as a fire burned nearby, slowly suffocating him. But who is he? Why was he targeted? Could his murderer simply be someone with a grudge against the factory's nationalisation, as Muller's Stasi colleagues insist? Why too is her deputy Werner Tilsner behaving so strangely? As more victims surface, it becomes clear that there is a cold-blooded killer out there taking their revenge. Soon Muller begins to realise that in order to solve these terrible crimes, she will need to delve into the region's dark past. But are the Stasi really working with her on this case? Or against her? For those who really run this Republic have secrets they would rather remain uncovered. And they will stop at nothing to keep them that way . . . A gripping and evocative crime thriller, moving between the devastating closing weeks of the Second World War and the Stasi-controlled 1970s, STASI 77 is David Young's most compelling and powerful novel yet.

Stasi 77

Stasi 77

Author: David Young Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/04/2019

Stasi 77 by David Young

Seasoning

Seasoning

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2019

Seasoning by David Young

Pack David Young - Junio 2018

Pack David Young - Junio 2018

Author: David Young Format: Ebook Release Date: 31/05/2018

Hijos de la StasiGanador del CWA Historical Dagger Award en 2016, el mas prestigioso premio para novela policiaca historica del ambito anglosajon Libro del mes por la seccion de novela negra del Times.Cuando la detective Karin Muller es llamada para investigar la muerte de una adolescente al pie del Muro, al ver el cuerpo comprende que no se trata de una muerte mas: la chica huia, si, pero de la parte occidental.Muller pertenece a la Policia del Pueblo, cuyos poderes estan de facto limitados por la todopoderosa Stasi. Por un lado le piden que descubra la identidad de la chica, pero le aseguran que el caso esta cerrado y la animan encarecidamente a que se abstenga de hacer ninguna pregunta.Las pruebas no cuadran, y Muller enseguida se da cuenta de que el escenario del crimen es un montaje. Pero las mentes curiosas no tienen buena prensa en regimenes como el de la Republica Democratica Alemana, y Muller no se da cuenta de que la pista que esta siguiendo la llevara por un sendero lleno de peligros que afectaran a su vida personal...Lobos de la StasiAlemania del Este, 1975. Karin Muller, castigada con suspension temporal de su brigada de homicidios en Berlin, ve el cielo abierto cuando la mandan al sur, a Halle-Neustadt, donde han desaparecido dos ninos gemelos.Pero Muller descubre enseguida que no ha dejado atras sus pro-blemas. Porque Halle-Neustadt, una ciudad de nueva construccion, es el orgullo del regimen comunista, y la Stasi les prohibe a Karin y a sus hombres que hagan cualquier tipo de revelacion sobre las desapariciones para no empanar la inmaculada imagen de la ciudad.Mientras tanto, en unas calles que les son ajenas y no tienen nombre, acecha un ladron de ninos, y no hay tiempo que perder si quieren rescatar vivos a los gemelos...

National Improvements Upon Agriculture, in Twenty-Seven Essays, by David Young,

National Improvements Upon Agriculture, in Twenty-Seven Essays, by David Young,

Author: David Young Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2018

National Improvements Upon Agriculture, in Twenty-Seven Essays, by David Young, by David Young

Stasi State

Stasi State

Author: David Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

FOR THE STASI, IT'S NOT JUST THE TRUTH THAT GETS BURIED . . . A gripping thriller set in 1970s East Germany, perfect for fans of Child 44, Phillip Kerr and Martin Cruz Smith. The body of a teenage boy is found weighted down in a lake. Karin Muller, newly appointed Major of the People's Police, is called to investigate. But her power will only stretch so far, when every move she makes is under the watchful eye of the Stasi. Then, when the son of Muller's team member goes missing, it quickly becomes clear that there is a terrifying conspiracy at the heart of this case, one that could fast lead Muller and her young family into real danger. Can she navigate this complex political web and find the missing boy, before it's too late? Praise for CWA Award-winning David Young 'Young is excellent at describing terrible injustice, mass and personal, by way of a strong plot and a sympathetic woman' The Times 'A Darker State is gripping, thrilling and very, very good' William Ryan 'Masterful. . . an intricate, absorbing page-turner' Daily Express 'This fast-paced thriller hooks the readers from the start' The Sun 'Superb. A thrilling Cold War mystery that reminded me of Robert Harris at his best' Mason Cross 'Up there with Martin Cruz Smith and the other greats of the field' Abir Mukherjee 'Masterful . . . a cracking debut' David Jackson

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