David Mark (with Mari Hannah)

David Mark (with Mari Hannah)

From Facts to Fiction

This event offers readers the chance to hear two internationally best-selling crime fiction writers in conversation. You will hear how Mari Hannah, a former probation officer, and Carlisle-born, former journalist David Mark, have turned their raw, real-life experiences, combined with skilled plotting and a great eye for character, into best-selling novels. A fantastic opportunity to hear two of the best writers of their genre discussing their work.

David Mark 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 his Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels. He has written five novels in the series, Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity & Dead Pretty along with a McAvoy novella available digitally called A Bad Death.

Dark Water, was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel, as a Richard & Judy pick, and was a Sunday Times bestseller. David was reader in residence for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival between 2013 and 2015. Originally from Carlisle, he now lives in Lincolnshire with his partner, two children and an assortment of animals.


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