Release Date: May 16th 2013
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
From internationally acclaimed author David Mark comes the second novel in his wholly original and suspenseful Aector McAvoy series.
Simon and Suzie are two pleasure seekers defined by their flamboyant tattoos.
Peter Tressider is a politician on the fast track to the top.
DS Aector McAvoy is a policeman with scars to his body and career.
Each is marked in their own way.
And soon each will be branded by the same sinister foe.
Original Skin is a crime novel that leaves a permanent impression. Half serial killer thriller, half gritty police procedural, it examines the imprints that our darkest sins leave upon us, and just how far we will go to keep them covered.
David 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 incompetent investigators; the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy.
Dark Winter is his first novel, and will be followed in Spring 2013 by ORIGINAL SKIN.
He lives in Lincolnshire and is now a full-time novelist.
Also by David:
McAvoy lets his mind drift back to the chaos and bloodshed in the square. To that moment when the masked man appeared from the doorway of the church and looked into his eyes.
‘Is there anything distinctive, Sarge?’ asks Nielsen.
‘Yes’, he says, with the sudden sense that memory is important.
‘There were tears in his eyes.’
DS Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves.
When three seemingly unconnected people are brutally murdered in the weeks before Christmas, the police must work quickly to stop more deaths. It is only McAvoy who can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God – and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game.