David Young

David Young


David Young is a graduate of the City University MA Crime Writing course and was the recent winner of the PFD-sponsored course prize. He was born in Hull and educated in York and Bristol. Before becoming a full-time author he was a local news reporter and then an editor in the BBC World TV and radio newsrooms.

His debut novel, Stasi Child, a labyrinthine Cold War-era thriller and the first in a new series, was published in October 2015, by Twenty7 Books (Bonnier).

David won the 2016 CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger.

David Young @djy_writer

Many thanks, Ian. Happy Friday all!

@bethrx @AndrewGodsell You cannot go wrong with a bit of Eastern Block mystery. Try out Stasi Child from @djy_writer First in a brilliant series.

Cheers Ian! Happy weekend to everyone.

Many thanks, Ewa. Hope all is good with you and happy weekend all.

@trishgreenhalgh First of an excellent series by @djy_writer

Nearly 50% of @AmazonUK reviews for #TheStasiGame @ZaffreBooks are 5* ones - and now the e-book is just 99p for a limited period. #kindledeals https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stasi-Game-David-Young-ebook/dp/B085MHZ3CD/ref=sr_1_1?crid=30S6EDPZKKMPB&dchild=1&keywords=the+stasi+game+david+young&qid=1630526140&sprefix=The+Stasi+game%2Caps%2C280&sr=8-1

Many thanks, Claire! Four more in the series after #StasiWolf.

Recent watercolour: Raphael Road Hove, the walk to the beach.

Many thanks, Ian! Happy Friday all from the office.

A recent watercolour: Iris Holloway’s roses in Langdale Gardens Hove.

Top of the league already! https://twitter.com/HullGoals/status/1424037513186922497

Nearly ready to start the new posts on Liz Loves Books. It will now be feature oriented with stuff like upcoming Festivals, author spotlights, perhaps some guests talking bookish things. My reviews will continue via Goodreads, Amazon, Waterstones and Twitter.

Hope you enjoy it, Louise! New series or standalone coming summer 2022, #BlitzCity now available to pre-order from all good bookshops.

Been having a re-read of one of my favourite fairytale adventures - Tom Trueheart by the wonderful @ianarchiebeck Still as magical as ever! ❤️📖

Many, many congrats Chris. Wonderful news and so well deserved.

One of the most humble winner’s speeches I’ve heard, with a book uniformly raved about. @WhittyAuthor is the deserving winner of the 2021 #TheakstonsCrime book of the year.

It was too hard to choose this year’s winner! So we thought it was well deserved for @BrianMcGilloway to receive a Highly Commended mention for #TheLastCrossing! Congratulations 👏🏼

Congratulations to @WhittyAuthor for winning the #TheakstonsCrime Book of the Year for #WeBeginAtTheEnd!

Oh wow! Fabulous news. Many, many congrats Chris! Richly deserved - the shining star of that first @ZaffreBooks cohort. Utterly brilliant.