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Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy Novel by David Mark
  

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy Novel

Part of the DS McAvoy Series
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Longlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2016.

‘Dead Pretty’ is a distinctive, stimulating and provocative read. This is the fifth DS McAvoy novel, but my first, it’s wonderful when you come across a new author and find their books are right up your ever so slightly twisted alley. DS McAvoy is a rock solid mountain of a man and most definitely someone you would want on your side. The policing team have previously taken a bit of a battering, but there is no rest for the wicked as a murder investigation is next on their list. This story doesn't just capture your attention, it also stamps up and down all over it. At times there is a biting sparsity to the writing, at others the descriptive detailing surprises and almost forces you to stop and think, so you can imagine the gangs of words all together in the flesh. David Mark releases enough information to allow your suspicions to be released and wander about on the smug side, but is still capable of deviously lopping off their legs with an unexpected hit. So, excuse me while I rush off to read the first four in the series and then wait impatiently for the next! ~ Liz Robinson

If you like David Mark you might also like to read books by Alex Gray, Luke Delaney and Adrian McKinty.

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Synopsis

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy Novel by David Mark

Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days. One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means...DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers.

Reviews

'More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball' -- Val McDermid

'Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent' -- Peter James

'Breathtaking. Mark writes badness beautifully' -- Peter May

About the Author

David Mark

David Mark was a journalist for over fifteen years, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post in its Hull office. Original Skin is his second novel, and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed bestselling debut and 2012 Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Dark Winter. He lives in Lincolnshire with his family.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th January 2016

Author

David Mark

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Author's Website

www.david-mark.co.uk

Publisher

Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
All Shortlists and Winners
Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781444798098

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