David Pilkington


It was almost three years ago that I began a career in writing. Despite the prodigious task that lay ahead of me, I immediately became obsessed with the ability to engage myself in work of a fictional characterization, in essence, words that would enable the reader to escape into another world. It was apparent to me that my interest in thriller genre was where my work would lie, and in doing so began to create tales of atmosphere and tension along with a fictional realisation to intrigue the mind.

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The Black Hand (La Mano Nera)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Paolo Gaspare and his wife Francesca leave their homeland in Palermo, Sicily, in the hope of a more prosperous life in the north-east of England. With the news that his wife is pregnant, Paolo endeavors to secure his family’s well-being, leaving behind the barbarity that he has become accustomed to, despite an overwhelming beauty of the island.

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family    fiction    italy    mafia    mystery    the black hand