Headquarters of the Humberside Police Authority, and scene of the first appearance of its new chairman, Councillor Peter Tressider.
Originally built as a trading centre for the city’s grain merchants at the end of the 19th century, Pacific Exchange was the headquarters of the former Humberside police authority before the structure of the authority was altered to allow for a new crime commissioner. The building has now been sold to the city council.
“A narrow row of handsome old mercantile palaces. Of insurance brokers and solicitors, art galleries and museums.”ORIGINAL SKIN
Life is never quiet with Simon Appleyard and Suzie Devlin around. Fun-loving friends – their body markings as colourful as their sexuality – the pair’s lust for life is matched only by their hunger for taboo pleasures. And life is currently anything but quiet for DS Aector McAvoy. A recent explosion in violent drug-related crime in and around Hull has seen his workload drastically increase.
But a guilty secret – born of sex, politics and the criminal underworld – has given rise to a fresh evil; one that will soon stain each of these lives, linking their fates as painfully and intricately as tattooed markings on virgin skin.
‘Compelling . . . Richly satisfying and told with remarkable flair . . . confirms Mark as one of the darkest of the new faces in British crime writing, and not one to miss.’