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Buried by Mark Billingham
  

Buried

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series
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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 available as an Audio book in CD format.

Maxim Jakubowski, a Lovereading expert voice says: 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 next in August.

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

7. Death Message

If you like Mark Billingham you might also like to read books by Stephen Leather, Linwood Barclay and Stuart MacBride.

Synopsis

Buried by Mark Billingham

Luke Mullen, sixteen-year-old son of a former high-ranking police officer, has disappeared, presumed kidnapped. While no-one quite dares to voice the fear that he could also be presumed dead, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is brought in to beef up the squad dedicated to locating the missing boy. The first thing the team looks for is anyone with a grudge against Luke’s father, a man who has put a lot of tough villains away in his time. A list quickly emerges, but Thorne discovers that ex-DCI Tony Mullen has omitted the name of the most obvious suspect: a man who'd once threatened him and his family and who, after serving time for his original crime, is now the main suspect in a murder which has been unsolved for four years. Is this a simple oversight, understandable considering the trauma of his son's disappearance? Or is it something more telling? Aware that he hasn't the luxury of time, Thorne searches desperately for connections and leads, but learns that secrets are as easily buried as bodies, and that assumptions are the enemies of truth.

Reviews

'Murder and mystery do not come better than this' What's On in London

'[A] brisk, racy read' The Times

'Assured and shocking thriller' The Guardian

'A cunning variation on the serial-murder theme' Sunday Telegraph

'Scary, pell-mell, cliff-hanging thriller' Literary Review

About the Author

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.

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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.

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Publication date

1st March 2012

Author

Mark Billingham

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780751548563

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