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.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
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
Publication date: 18/08/2011
Publisher: "Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"
|Publication date:||18th August 2011|
|Publisher:||"Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
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.More About Mark Billingham