Original Skin by David Mark
(An Aector McAvoy Novel)

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...an excellent police procedural featuring sex, violence and complex characters who are quirky but likable.


The New York Times hails David Mark's work as "in the honorable tradition of Joseph Wambaugh and Ed McBain." ORIGINAL SKIN is the second installment of the internationally acclaimed Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy series.
When “swinger” Simon Appleyard is found strung-up and naked in his apartment, the authorities are only too happy to chalk it up to suicide. After all, a new gang has taken over the local drug trade, and Detective Superintendant Trish Pharaoh’s Serious and Organized Crime Unit is run ragged. A murder investigation is the last thing they need.

But more bodies begin to surface, and all are somehow connected to the underground erotic scene. Although Detective Sargeant Aector McAvoy would be perfectly content to stay home with his wife and their newborn baby, he begins to suspect that murder is just the beginning. As his investigation brings him uncomfortably close to the local political elite, McAvoy realizes he is hunting a sadistic killer with a lust that won’t be satisfied until the River Humber runs red.

David Mark’s latest Detective Sergeant McAvoy novel, CRUEL MERCY, is on-sale February 2017.

About David Mark

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David Mark has been a journalist for fifteen years, including seven years as a crime reporter with Yorkshire Post in its Hull office. Original Skin is the second novel in the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy series. The first, The Dark Winter, was David Mark’s fiction debut.
Published May 16, 2013 by Plume. 449 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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on Mar 03 2013

...an excellent police procedural featuring sex, violence and complex characters who are quirky but likable.

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