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Good as Dead by Mark Billingham
  

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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.

If you like Mark Billingham you might also like to read books by Chris Simms, Reginald Hill and Michael Connelly.

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Synopsis

Good as Dead by 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 violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody. By holding a police officer at gunpoint, he will force the one man who knows more about the case than any other to re-investigate his son's death. That man is DI Tom Thorne.

Reviews

A rollercoaster of a read... confirms Billingham's status as one of the finest crime writers around Daily Express Taut and tense, with an unusually sympathetic hostage-taker The Times

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.

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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Publication date

18th August 2011

Author

Mark Billingham

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781847444196

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