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Mark Billingham - Author


Mark Billingham has been awarded the 2003 Sherlock Award as the creator of the Best Detective created by a British writer and has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier prize for best novel of the year. He lives in North London with his family.

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Maxim Jakubowski's view on DI TOM THORNE...

A dogged London cop whose beat somehow invariably crosses into the dark side and confronts evil at its cleverest.DEATH MESSAGE is the 7th in the series, and BLOOD LINE appears in August 2009.

 

D I Thorne series:
1. Sleepyhead
2. Scaredy Cat
3. Lazybones
4. The Burning Girl
5. Lifeless
6. Buried

7. Death Message

8. Bloodline

9. From the Dead

10. Good As Dead

11. The Dying Hours

12. The Bones Beneath


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Featured Books, with extracts, by Mark Billingham


The Bones Beneath
Mark Billingham
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Billingham's brooding London cop Tom Thorne makes a welcome return. A terrible psychopath whose path he had once crossed to his peril and narrowly managed to incarcerate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
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The Dying Hours
Mark Billingham
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014. Tom Thorne is one of the most enjoyable detectives to read: a troubled and troubling man, obsessed with finding the truth at any cost whether to his relationships, his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
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Good as Dead
Mark Billingham
DI Thorne is back, and bigger than ever. As the body count rises, he must race against time to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother's life. 11th in this gritty, engrossing series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2012
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Death Message
Mark Billingham
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2009. DI TOM THORNE - a dogged London cop whose beat somehow invariably crosses into the dark side and confronts evil at its cleverest.DEATH MESSAGE is the 7th in the series, and BLOOD...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
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From the Dead: Unabridged Audiobook
Mark Billingham
This is an unabridged audiobook title. The 8th in this excellent London based crime series and its comes out just as books get the TV treatment in ‘D I Thorne’ staring David Morrissey. In From the Dead a woman,...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/09/2010
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In the Dark
Mark Billingham
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: ‘A cutting, topical take on drug crime in contemporary London, with a brilliantly engineered twist.’ Billingham moves away from the DI...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2009
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Death Message
Mark Billingham
Billingham hits a winning formula again. The seventh in the Tom Thorne series keeps the body count high as a killer seeks revenge on those who killed his family while he was in prison and those who put him inside...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2007
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Buried
Mark Billingham
His past couple of Tom Thorne novels haven’t been quite as good as expected, but thankfully with Buried, Billingham is back at the top of his game. He does for London what Rankin does for Edinburgh. This title is also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2007
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Buried
Mark Billingham
His past couple of Tom Thorne novels haven’t been quite as good as expected, but thankfully with Buried, Billingham is back at the top of his game. He does for London what Rankin does for Edinburgh. The narration by Robert...
Format: Audiobook On Cd - Released: 08/05/2006
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The Burning Girl
Mark Billingham
One of our fastest rising stars, a stand-up comedian before he turned author, with his fourth novel but there are no jokes here. He has a series character, Tom Thorne, and all four are highly recommended. This is London gangland...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/05/2005
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From the Dead
Mark Billingham
It has been a decade since Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife Donna was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served ten years in prison. But just before she is released,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/03/2011
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Good as Dead
Mark Billingham
The Hostage Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2011
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Sleepyhead
Mark Billingham
A 2012 World Book Night selection. It's rare for a young woman to die from a stroke and when three such deaths occur in short order it starts to look like an epidemic. Then a sharp pathologist notices traces of benzodiazepine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2010
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Rush of Blood
Mark Billingham
Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder...Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2013
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