Detective Aector McAvoy returns in a thrilling new case set in Yorkshire; a series of salacious murders has him on the hunt for a sadistic killer in David Mark’s critically acclaimed series. When swinger” Simon Appleyard is found strung-up and naked in his Hull apartment, the authorities are... show more
Detective Aector McAvoy returns in a thrilling new case set in Yorkshire; a series of salacious murders has him on the hunt for a sadistic killer in David Mark’s critically acclaimed series. When swinger” Simon Appleyard is found strung-up and naked in his Hull apartment, the authorities are only too happy to chalk up his death to a suicide. After all, a new gang has taken over the local drug trade, and Detective Superintendent Trish Pharaoh’s Serious and Organized Crime Unit is being run ragged by this well-connected and merciless group of criminals. With violent drug-related crime on the rise, the last thing the police need is an investigation of a depressed young man’s death. But more bodies begin to turn up, and all are somehow connected to the local underground erotic scene. Although Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy would be perfectly content to stay at home with his beloved wife and newborn baby, he begins to suspect that murder is just the tip of the iceberg. As his shrewd investigation brings him uncomfortably close to the local political elitepowerful people who would kill to keep their secrets buried, and who have the power to make or break his careerMcAvoy realizes he is hunting a killer who has plenty more targets in sight, and a lust that won’t be satisfied until the River Humber runs red.
Publish date: May 16th 2013
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Pages no: 427
Edition language: English
Series: DS Aector McAvoy (#2)
I feel dirty, but in a good way after reading this - David Mark is punching above his weight with his second novel and his authorial voice is very interesting - do spend some time to listen to him.Ian Rankin might have to watch out.
Unfortunately didn't enjoy this. :(
Original Skin is the second book in the DS Aector McAvoy series, set in the gritty, down-at-heel northern port city of Hull. The debut book, The Dark Winter, introduced us to this very different kind of copper. Aector is a lumbering gentle giant, with red hair and a face that shows his every emotion...
You know how sometimes when you absolutely LOVE a debut novel, you approach the second in the series with some trepidation? That was me heading into "Original Skin" having pretty much adored "Dark Winter" and wondering if the terrifically entertaining David Mark could do it again. Well the title for...