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The Killing Habit

by Mark Billingham

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series

Crime / Mystery

The Killing Habit Synopsis

'One of the great series of British crime fiction' The Times From multi-million-copy number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case. How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill? We've all heard about the signs: coldness, cruelty, lack of empathy. DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of a psychopath all too well, so when pets start disappearing on suburban London streets, he sees a chance to stop a future murderer. Others are less convinced, so Thorne relies on DI Nicola Tanner to help him solve the case, before the culprit starts hunting people. The journey brings them face to face with a killer who will tear their lives apart. ---------- 'A new Mark Billingham is always a treat and The Killing Habit hurls the reader straight into the action. Thoroughly enjoyable for being so very real' SUSIE STEINER 'Mark Billingham on superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul' CARA HUNTER 'An unconventional literary superstar' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Thorne is a terrific invention' IRISH INDEPENDENT

The Killing Habit Press Reviews

Want something to get the heart racing as you laze by the pool?...A thrilling read not for the faint-hearted - Sun

The strength of the DI Thorne novels is in the knowledge that all of this could be real. The closing of the novel will please even the most discerning fan of the police procedural, and leave you yearning for more. - Crime Fiction Lover

Thorne is a terrific invention - Irish Independent

Entertaining, thought provoking and current - West Australian

As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter - Financial Times

An unconventional literary superstar - Mail on Sunday

Mark Billingham on superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul. - Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

A new Mark Billingham is always a treat and The Killing Habit hurls the reader straight into the action. Thoroughly enjoyable for being so very real. - Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown

One of the great series of British crime fiction - The Times

Another tough but utterly intriguing entry in one of the best British police detective series going - Winnipeg Free Press

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ISBN: 9780751566963
Publication date: 21/03/2019
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751566963
Publication date: 21st March 2019
Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Mark Billingham

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.Photograph © Charlie Hopkinson 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.

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