Original Skin: A Detective Sergeant McAvoy Novel [NOOK Book]

Overview



“Compelling… Richly satisfying and told with remarkable flair.” —Daily Mail (UK)



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 ...
See more details below
Original Skin: A Detective Sergeant McAvoy Novel

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price

Overview



“Compelling… Richly satisfying and told with remarkable flair.” —Daily Mail (UK)



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.

Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE DARK WINTER

“Outstanding… Readers will want to see more of the complicated McAvoy, who well serves a sophisticated and disturbing plot.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An exceptional debut from an exciting new talent. David Mark is an original and captivating new voice.” –Val McDermid

“An impressive debut. John Harvey readers should take note.” Booklist (starred review)

“Fast moving and tightly plotted, with strong characterization and a likeable protagonist, this is an extremely promising debut.” The Guardian (UK)

“An unusual and accomplished debut with tight plotting and intelligent writing. Mark credits his grandparents with being ‘champion storytellers’ and he’s clearly inherited the gene.” The Daily Mail (UK)

“A promising debut…certainly provides a trip to Hull and back.” The Telegraph (UK)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101621110
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Series: Detective Sergeant McAvoy , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 80,864
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David Mark has been a journalist for 15 years. Original Skin is the second novel in the Aector McAvoy series. The first, The Dark Winter, was the author’s fiction debut.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Raven

    Lol. Took you long enough

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Alice

    :D

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    David Mark is my favorite new author.  He can scare you in one

    David Mark is my favorite new author. 

    He can scare you in one sentence.

    Gritty, dark and horrifyingly satisfying, "Original Skin" is an original, heart hammering crime novel.

    This has been a real treat reading this well written book.
     
    I look forward to his next McAvoy novel in July 2014.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 17, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy showed in his debut in ¿The Dar

    Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy showed in his debut in “The Dark Winter” that he not only blushes easily, but his gut leads him to see crimes passed over by others. Once again, he follows his instincts to solve a murder chalked up by others in the CID as a suicide. It’s not as if the Yorkshire Serious and Organized Crime Unit hasn’t enough to do, but by conducting his “informal” investigation, McAvoy brings the “solve” statistics way up as at least two more murders occur.

    Simultaneously, the Unit is overwhelmed by a series of crimes brought about by a vicious group seeking to take over the drug trade previously run by Vietnamese. But McAvoy sniffs foul play in the year-old discovery of the nude body of a young man found choked in his home, hanging in his kitchen. So he looks into it informally, with a sort of blessing by his superior, Detective Trish Pharaoh, and learns more about underground erotic sex activities than he bargained for, as well as coming too close to politicians who can cause him more trouble than it’s worth.

    The plot moves swiftly, and the interchanges between Aector and Trish are so understated and poignant that the reader can only marvel at the author’s low-key approach. This follow-up to the debut novel is more than a worthy successor; it is a wonderful addition to the series, which, we hope, will continue strongly in the future.

    Recommended.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)