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

Why has it taken me until now to discover this series? @VaseemKhanUK has created a wonderful character in Chopra. He and Poppy have a great and very real relationship and Ganesha is adorable. Original and beautifully written fiction.

The hot bargains from @ZaffreBooks keep on coming. For a limited time, my second novel #StasiWolf is just 99p on @AmazonUK #Kindle as is my latest #StasiWinter. Your choice of #HalleNeustadt in summer, or the freezing Baltic. #kindledeals https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01LY5AOI1/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

#GDR #OTD 1977 – Kaffee Mix ersatz-coffee introduced in East Germany to deal with rise in global bean price.

Ha! I started it too early too, with a semi reference in Stasi Child (‘75).

The Spanish edition of #StasiState #ADarkerState is now available from @HarperCollinsIB — #NaciónStasi!

‼️ Novedad >> #NaciónStasi, de @djy_writer. Tras #HijosDeLaStasi y #LobosDeLaStasi, llega el nuevo #thriller protagonizado por #KarinMüller. ¡Ya a la venta inédito en formato bolsillo y en ebook! 👉 https://bit.ly/2NNxKQk #felizmiércoles #librosrecomendados #HarperBolsillo

The Locked Up Crime Festival! The biggest names in crime fiction all in one place! This weekend! Get your tickets on the link below! Hosted by the beautiful @SSCav and the buxom @LucaVeste
Hurry! There's only a few tickets left!

Part 2 of The Alphabet of 'The Syndicate' - a few hints, minus spoilers, as to what to expect when my fourth novel is published on July 9th. Try G-L now as a taster. If you like it, M-R will follow on Wednesday. Hope you enjoy the sneak preview. https://gjminett.com/blog/

@djy_writer GREAT CANT WAIT.
SO LOVE YOUR BOOKS &Writing style pluss you capture East Germany & characters so well, Ive never been to Germany but reading your books transports me in time & place. I hope youve more surprises in future.

No2 @NeilYoungNYA! I think that’s your highest in the UK since #Harvest.

Lovely to see a 1975 album from @Neilyoung giving Bob Dylan a run for his money at the top of the latest uk album @officialcharts. #Homegrown is good but I’m glad it didn’t come out instead of #Zuma or #TonightsTheNight - my two fave Neil albums. https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart/

@djy_writer @ZaffreBooks @AmazonUK Well deserved such great books I’m definitely hooked line and sinker I know that’s a Len Deighton spy novel but there’s some great authors around but yours are the best

Life in the #DDR: #Potsdam, Platz der Nationen, June 1983 © Michael Ward

Lovely to see #StasiChild @ZaffreBooks top a chart and earn an @AmazonUK #kindle #Bestseller flag nearly five years after first publication. It’s just 99p as is #StasiWolf and #StasiState https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stasi-Child-Chilling-Thriller-Oberleutnant-ebook/dp/B010MENI9S

Made The Telegraph today which was a surprise

@djy_writer @GdrRadio @ZaffreBooks #StasiChild #StasiWolf also 99p on #kobo ...both bought! Love the #Wartburg @QuirkyRides

First post lockdown run for my #GDR #DDR Vopo Wartburg. Started 4th time and ran as smooth as silk. Up for sale for anyone interested. Meanwhile #StasiChild #StasiWolf and #StasiState from @ZaffreBooks all just 99p now #kindledeals (the car ISN’T 99p!)

@djy_writer State, 77, Winter, Child, Wolf. Some things didn't always make sense... But everything fell into place! Hurry up Stasi Game in November, I have it pre-ordered already in Google Play Books!

Cheers Iwan! Just goes to show you don’t have to read them in the correct order to enjoy them. Did you go back to front?

#NaciónStasi aka #StasiState aka #ADarkerState - the third in the six-book Müller series - coming soon in Spanish. And #TheStasiGame - number 6 - available to pre-order in the UK, arriving 12.11.20.