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Crime journalist turned novelist David Mark shares his five favourite reads

If you enjoy dark, disturbing, crime writing then David Mark, now writing historical fiction as DM Mark, is the author for you. David was a crime journalist before becoming a novelist when he created his popular protagonist, DS Aector McAvoy. He has written six novels in the McAvoy series: Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity, Dead Pretty and Cruel Mercy, as well as two McAvoy novellas, A Bad Death and Fire of Lies, which are available as ebooks. His debut novel, Dark Winter, was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel and was chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club, becoming a Sunday Times bestseller. In 2018 a stage adaptation of the book will see its world première in Hull.

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