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by Mark Billingham

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series

Crime / Mystery

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The first in what has become a legendary series of crime books, Sleepyhead introduces us to the tortured yet complex Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, a cop battling his demons. The case begins when a few young women die from a stroke and they realise there is a twisted killer on the loose. When one of the victims Alison Willetts is found alive, D.I. Tom Thorne has more to work with. It's a fast-paced thriller, that I promise will keep you guessing until the end. Hello Tom, I want to read more.

Books in The DI 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. Dying Hours

12. The Bones Beneath

13. Time of Death

14. Love Like Blood

15. The Killing Habit

16 Their Little Secret

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Sleepyhead Synopsis

The classic first novel from Mark Billingham introduces DI Tom Thorne in a unforgettable and terrifying case that changed crime fiction forever. 'A terrifically stylish debut novel' Independent on Sunday Alison Willetts has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel but she is completely unable to move or communicate. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police believe the killer's made his first mistake. Then DI Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth: it isn't Alison who is the mistake, it's the three women already dead. Thorne must find a killer whose agenda is disturbingly unique, and Alison, the one person who holds the key to the killer's identity, is unable to say anything . . .

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Sleepyhead Press Reviews

A terrifically stylish debut novel Independent on Sunday

Extremely capable and unsettling Literary Review

A cunning variation on the serial-murder theme Sunday Telegraph

Mark Billingham is one of my favourite new authors. Highly recommended -- Harlan Coben

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780751548914
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751545142
Publication date: 30/09/2010
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751548914
Publication date: 1st March 2012
Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 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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