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The fifth novel in the DS McAvoy series by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson.

Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days.

One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won’t let either of them go until justice can be done.

But some people have their own ideas of what justice means…

DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain’s most original crime writers.


Breathtaking. Mark writes bad beautifully
Peter May
Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
Highly entertaining
The Sunday Times
Mark's rich, distinctive prose style and damaged characters compel you to keep reading... shaping up to be an essential crime series
Crime Scene Magazine
More twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeball
Val McDermid
The exceptional McAvoy series just got better. DEAD PRETTY is a gripping thriller...proof that David Mark is up there with the best
Mari Hannah, author of the Kate Daniels series
There is a good array of villains, and Mark is impressive in his sensitive portrayals of the relationships between the principal characters at work and home.
The Times
Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent.
Peter James
David Mark takes you to the darkest edges of Hull and Back, but be prepared for a late night, as Dead Pretty will make you see dawn
Martina Cole
Compelling and harrowing
Daily Express
Wry insights into the human condition and lyrical descriptions of the East Yorkshire landscape
Irish Independent