Queen’s Gardens Police Station

Queens Gardens Police Station, Hull

Main HQ for Humberside Police and location of investigation team throughout Dark Winter. This is also the location of the first appearance of Detective Superintendent Trish Pharaoh.


“The voice is Trish Pharaoh’s. The most recent message had been left only forty five minutes after the first, but there had been six in between, including a mumbled, whispered headsup from Ben Nielsen, suggesting that whatever McAvoy was doing, he should stop it immediately and head for Queen’s Gardens or risk losing important body parts.”DARK WINTER

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Dark Winter:  A DS McAvoy novel by David Mark


Hull, East Yorkshire. Two weeks before Christmas an elderly man – the only survivor of a fishing trawler tragedy 40 years before – is found murdered at sea.

In a church, a young girl who is the last surviving member of a family slaughtered during the conflict in Sierra Leone, is hacked to death with a machete.

Someone is killing sole survivors in the manner they had escaped death. And it falls to Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy of Humberside CID to find out who.

‘An exceptional debut from an exciting new talent. David Mark is an original and captivating new voice.’