Pearson Park

Pearson Park, Hull

Home of John Glass, retired former rural police constable who was the first on the scene after the Winn family shootings in 1966.

Pearson Park lies about 1 mile (1.5km) northwest of the city centre and was the first public park to be opened in Hull. The land for the park was provided in 1860 by Zachariah Charles Pearson (1821-91) to mark his first term as mayor of Hull. He shrewdly retained c.12 acres (5 Ha) of land surrounding the park to build villa residences. Construction on the villas began as soon as the park was laid out. Most of them remain today including number 32, the top-floor flat of this house owned by the university, which was the home of poet Philip Larkin for 18 years (1956-74).


“McAvoy’s steps take him towards the far end of the park. A squat, rectangular building looms to his left. It’s an ugly construction, at odds with the faded Victorian splendour of its surroundings. It looks like it was built in the 1960s and designed by an architect on a tight deadline.”TAKING PITY

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Taking Pity:  A DS McAvoy novel by David Mark


They have taken DS Aector McAvoy’s family.

They have taken DCI Colin Ray’s foundation.

They have taken DS Trish Pharaoh’s fight.

Now the ruthless criminal network that has tightened its stranglehold on Hull intends to take everything that remains from those who dare to stand in its way.

Taking Pity is a police procedural thriller that pulls no punches. It is the story of three officers who can take no more, and a merciless nemesis that takes no chances, no prisoners and no pity.

‘Excellent . . . Mark weaves a complicated web of deception, betrayal, and violence as the action builds to a stunning conclusion.’