From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us.

In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload.

Into this world of flame and grief comes Meshach Stone, a former soldier, lost upon his way. He’s been hired as bodyguard by a Canadian academic hunting for the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, rumoured to lie somewhere in Lincolnshire.

Stone can’t see why ancient bones are of interest in a world full of them . . . but then a woman he briefly loved is killed. As he investigates he realises that she is just one of many . . . and that some deaths cry out for vengeance.

From the twisted imagination of David Mark, author of the McAvoy series, The Zealot’s Bones is historical crime with a difference.

D.M. Mark is the historical alter ego of David Mark. The Zealot’s Bones is his first historical crime novel. He chose to delve into the past after deciding that some stories served up by his twisted imagination are just too disturbing to feature in the present.

‘Inventive, spiky … a wonderful read’

The Zealot’s Bones is available in Hardback, Paperback and Audio.
Buy The Zealot’s Bones from your local bookshop or online:

Read the opening chapters of
The Zealot’s Bones now

Sign up to David Mark’s free enewsletter to get the first chapters of The Zealot’s Bones to read now and the chance to win a Zealot’s Bones stone paperweight. You’ll also receive occasional updates, news about events, special offers and the opportunity to win signed books.

{{Privy:Embed campaign=298686}}

The Zealot’s Bones
Also of Interest