Wilberforce Gardens

Wilberforce Gardens, Hull

First appearance of Suzie Devlin at her favourite lunchtime picnic spot.

This attractive garden sits to the rear of Wilberforce House, which was the home of the famed abolitionist and local MP, William Wilberforce. The building was formerly a Merchant’s house with access to quayside on the River Hull. It is now part of Hull’s Museum Quarter incorporating the Nelson Mandela garden.


“Here, protected by red brick and sloping archways, she feels delightfully invisible, set back under the protective branches of a tree she's come to think of as her own.”ORIGINAL SKIN

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Original Skin: A DS McAvoy novel by David Mark


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.’