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

@LizDavies14 @Jorekai @nantygarn @sandstonepress @djy_writer They certainly worked for me.
As a Volkspolizei detective lieutenant Karin Müller is given a strange mix of authority & powerlessness in her investigations.

@LizDavies14 @Jorekai @nantygarn @sandstonepress Another superb series is the Karin Müller books by @djy_writer which has an amazingly sympathetic central character.
Start with Stasi Child.

@DrFrancesRyan @KeejayOV2 @DizzyJB @Rods_Tweet @roryjiwani @Buckie72 @simonhcbenson @lecrin @mrjamesob Any of @djy_writer's Karin Miller series is awesome, though best to start at book one with Stasi Child.

@nbreitbach @MaeveMcArdle There's a fourth too!!! #Stasi77

@NicolaSturgeon @HarrogateFest I've just read the four "Karin Müller" police procedurals by @djy_writer
A very sympathetic central character & a very interesting setting.

The first copy of Ο ΛΥΚΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΣΤΑΖΙ from Kedros publishers arrives in Syros, with Naxos and Paros in the distance ...

Who's got the essentials for next weekends Iron Curtain Rally in the Yorkshire Dales ready?🤔
We've also got some cool awards to present on the Sunday 🏆🎖️
Head over to our website or Facebook page for details! #clsssiccar #IFA #DDR #trabant #wartburg #coldwar #lada #MZ #Simson

Experience: I tunnelled under the Berlin Wall #GDR #twitterstorians https://t.co/1v9Gt7loM7

Many thanks, Ian, and happy Friday everyone.

She certainly will, Richard. #StasiWinter coming in 2020 from @ZaffreBooks

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A secret State. A dark conspiracy. A terrible crime. Karin Muller of the German Democratic Republic´s People´s Police is called to a factory in the east of the country. A m...
#amreading #bookshelf #bookidea

A few people have been confused. There's a possibility @ZaffreBooks may rebrand #ADarkerState to make it clear. And #StasiWinter due 2020

@mediawhizz Stasi Child.... great police procedure novel in East Germany 1976

La @Ligne12_RATP avec "stasi block" david Young, 2017 la suite de "stasi child" où une inspectrice de la police du peuple de RDA enquête sur la disparition de nourissons à #HalleNeustadt #PolarDDR #conseildelecture

Potsdam has outlined a schedule for the re-installation of several pieces of #GDR-era public art - including the 'Familie Grün'. The pieces were removed for renovation or to avoid damage during building works. #twitterstorians https://t.co/82r5NG4yhE

Today's top headline. Swiss air force aerobatic team accidentally fly over the wrong festival and interrupt yodelling contest after getting lost

Χαίρομαι που λέω ότι το δεύτερο μου μυθιστόρημα θα δημοσιευθεί στην Ελλάδα αυτή την Πέμπτη.
Ο ΛΥΚΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΣΤΑΖΙ https://t.co/syUDIqGRzu

thank you @alisonflood for a great chat & the below article. I should stress that this isn't about me really. I'm VERY lucky to have a support network of friends & family. But I do hope this inspires other writers to hang in there as long as possible:

Life in the #DDR: Rectorate of the Technical University of #Dresden, @tudresden_de, Mommsenstraße, April 1983 © Michael Ward

Cheers! It's a dull old name, but I'm sure I read somewhere once that Davids are the most successful ...