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Good as Dead by Mark Billingham
  

Good as Dead

Part of the Tom Thorne Novels Series
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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.

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

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Synopsis

Good as Dead by Mark Billingham

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.

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

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

15th March 2012

Author

Mark Billingham

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780751544978

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