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Good as Dead

by Mark Billingham

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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DI Thorne is back, and bigger than ever. As the body count rises, he must race against time to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother's life. 11th in this gritty, engrossing series.

Good as Dead Synopsis

Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but she is about to come face to face with a gunman. The hostage-taker is desperate to know what happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody. By holding Helen at gunpoint, he will force a re-investigation into his son's death. And one man knows the case better than any other - DI Tom Thorne.

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Good as Dead Press 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

 

'The best thrillers make you see familiar territory in a new light. Mark Billingham has always done that' Sunday Telegraph

 

'With DI Tom Thorne's 10th outing, Mark Billingham proves he's a real contender for the title of the nation's top crime writer' Daily Mirror

 

'Just as we become used to (and are perhaps wearying of) the influx of foreign crime novels, here comes Mark Billingham with a thoroughly British police thriller' Time Out

 

'Utterly engaging... The series page-turning credentials remain more than intact 'Independent on Sunday Books of the Year

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780751544978
Publication date: 15/03/2012
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847444196
Publication date: 18/08/2011
Publisher: "Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751544978
Publication date: 15th March 2012
Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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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