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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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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.

If you like Mark Billingham you might also like to read books by Michael Marshall, Chris Simms and Graham Hurley.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Mark Billingham

Die of Shame by Mark Billingham
Die of Shame
Mark Billingham
From number one bestseller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series - comes the year's most surprising crime novel, a compelling story of betrayal, deceit and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
Die of Shame by Mark Billingham
Die of Shame
Mark Billingham
From number one bestseller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series - comes the year's most surprising crime novel, a compelling story of betrayal, deceit and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
Time of Death by Mark Billingham
Time of Death
Mark Billingham
Shortlisted for the Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016. The new gripping, brilliantly plotted Tom Thorne thriller from No.1 bestselling author Mark Billingham
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham
The Bones Beneath
Mark Billingham
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 is promising to reveal the location of a body buried a quarter of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
The Bones Beneath 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham
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,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2014
Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
Rush of Blood
Mark Billingham
Shortlisted for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. A brilliantly plotted, utterly gripping thriller about the danger of making friends on holiday, Rush of Blood is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2013
Good as Dead by Mark Billingham
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
The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham
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: 01/03/2012
Buried by Mark Billingham
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: 01/03/2012
Death Message by Mark Billingham
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2012
Good as Dead by Mark Billingham
Good as Dead
Mark Billingham
Shortlisted for the ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger 2011. DI Thorne must race against time if he is to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother's life.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2011
From the Dead by Mark Billingham
From the Dead
Mark Billingham
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, jailed for 10 years for the murder...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2011
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham
Sleepyhead
Mark Billingham
A 2012 World Book Night selection. He doesn't want you alive. He doesn't want you dead. He wants you somewhere in between ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
From the Dead: Unabridged Audiobook by Mark Billingham
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...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/09/2010
In the Dark by Mark Billingham
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2009
Death Message by Mark Billingham
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
Buried by Mark Billingham
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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