David Mark

Novelist, Radio/tv/screenwriter


David Mark spent more than fifteen 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.

He has written ten novels in the series. His first historical thriller, The Zealot’s Bones, was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. With publishers Severn House, he has written the critically-acclaimed thrillers The Burying Ground, A Rush of Blood, Borrowed Time, Suspicious Minds and Cages.

His first work of nonfiction, a mental health memoir detailing his battle with depression and addiction, was released in September. Piece of Mind has been described as ‘lyrical, raw, brutal and very funny’.

Dark Winter
was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel (where he was reader-in-residence) and was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller. Dead Pretty was longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger in 2016, as was Cold Bones in 2019.

David’s Radio 4 drama, A Marriage of Inconvenience, aired in 2017. His first novel has been adapted for the stage and was a sell-out smash in Hull. He has also written for the theatre and has contributed articles and reviews to several national and international publications. He is a regular performer at literary festivals and is a sought-after public speaker. He also teaches creative writing. He lives in rural Northumberland with his partner, children and numerous pets. He spends his spare time laughing at the idea of having spare time.

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David Mark

David Mark

Novelist, Radio/tv/screenwriter

Current Fellowship

University of Teesside, 2022–2024


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