‘It’s never dull in Hull’! New David Mark published to glowing reviews
‘Told with rare force, it has touches of the great American Joseph Wambaugh in its depiction of the fierce realities that lie behind police work’ , written with ‘elegant precision and brutal violence’ (Daily Mail) and ‘robust police procedurals set in the rusty English port city of Hull’ (New York Times) are just some of the phrases being used by reviewers to describe Taking Pity, David Mark’s fourth DS McAvoy novel, published 2nd July.
Taking Pity is a classic David Mark novel – a dark, original police procedural following DS McAvoy and DS Trish Pharaoh as they are pushed to their absolute limits. Set in the windswept wilderness of rural Yorkshire and in the seedy underbelly of run-down port cities like Hull, Taking Pity is an exploration of the lengths people will go to in a bid to protect those they love.
The novel sees Mark’s much-loved character DS McAvoy in a state of miserable isolation – threats from feared drugs gang The Headhunters mean his family have gone into hiding and he’s been on sick leave for months. To revive him, friend and colleague Trish Pharaoh secures him a relatively straightforward job, fact-checking the prosecution case against a mental patient who is due to be tried for murders committed half a century before. As he delves into the past, McAvoy finds alarming inconsistencies with the case and his probing attracts the attention of an ageing gangland enforcer, who wants the truth to stay hidden at any cost.
The series has been described as ‘the best as well as the darkest of the many new regional police procedural series’ – Jake Kerridge, The Express and ‘Dissects the dark strange underbelly of Hull with steely precision. The city has found its Rankin’ – Stav Sherez and praise is showing no signs of letting up.
Get your copy at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Pity-Ds-Aector-Mcavoy/dp/178206317X or contact [email protected] for a review copy