Ava’s Flat

Ava's Flat, Hull

Home of Ava Delaney, and the scene of her murder.


“In the bathroom, the tenant stares up, sightlessly. There is vomit in her mouth and on her chin. She has been strangled between the porcelain rim and the plastic seat of her toilet. Somebody pressed the seat down on the back of her neck and didn’t let go.”DEAD PRETTY

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Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months.

Ava Delaney has been dead for five days.

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 takes readers deep into a crime investigation, as McAvoy struggles with a case that’s leading nowhere, and the thorny issues of what right and wrong means when it comes to taking lives and saving them.

‘Breathtaking. Mark writes badness beautifully.’