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The shocking, original and completely unpredictable new novel from multi-million selling master Mark Billingham is a standalone thriller to keep readers up at night.
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TOM THORNE IS BACK . . . AND SO IS HIS WORST NIGHTMARETom Thorne takes an old nemesis in the stunning new novel from multi-award-winning Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham.
The twentieth novel by Sunday Times number one bestseller Mark Billingham is a thrilling treat for fans and new readers alike - a prequel to his landmark, massively influential debut novel, Sleepyhead
The brand new thriller from five-million-copy bestseller Mark Billingham sees Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner on the hunt for a couple whose mutual chemistry boils over into murder . . .
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DI Tom Thorne and DI Nicola Tanner investigate a series of brutal killings in London in the year's most shocking crime novel - and the most daring work yet from number one bestseller Mark Billingham
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERYou never know who's watching . . .Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret, and above all, shame.Then one of them is killed - and it's clear one of the circle was responsible.Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner quickly finds her investigation hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these people and their therapist together. So what could be shameful enough to cost someone their life?And how do you find the truth when denial and deception are second nature to all of your suspects?Full of betrayal, deceit and suspense, Die of Shame is the spectacular thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham.'Mark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in any genre' Steve Cavanagh
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERDI Tom Thorne returns in a chilling mystery that will keep readers guessing until the final page.The MissingTwo schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up and from which she long ago escaped. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried.The AccusedWhen it's splashed all over the press that family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town to support Bates' wife - an old school friend of Helen's - who is living under siege with two teenage children and convinced of her husband's innocence.The DeadAs residents and media bay for Bates' blood, a decomposing body is found. The police believe they have their murderer in custody, but one man believes otherwise. With a girl still missing, Thorne sets himself on a collision course with local police, townsfolk - and a merciless killer.'One of the great series of British crime fiction' The Times'Mark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in any genre' Steve Cavanagh________________The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is available to pre-order now
'Atmospheric, gripping . . . with a superb ending' Sunday ExpressThe DealTom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried twenty-five years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him.The DangerUnable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can outwit them.The DeathsBut Nicklin knows this island well and has had time to plan ahead. Soon, new bodies are added to the old, and Thorne finds himself facing the toughest decision he has ever had to make...Tom Thorne returns in this utterly gripping, brilliantly plotted thriller. The Bones Beneath is Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.'One of the great series of British crime fiction' The Times'Mark Billingham gets better and better' Michael Connelly________________The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is available to pre-order now
'Expertly crafted, with a slam-dunk ending. The Dying Hours is a terrific read' GuardianA cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.Unable to trust anyone, Thorne must risk losing those closest to him. He must gamble with the lives of those targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before. A man with nothing to lose and a growing list of victims. A man with the power to make people take their own lives.Tom Thorne returns in Billingham's most compelling thriller to date - The Dying Hours is a haunting portrait of London's dark heart, and the darker heart of a twisted killer bringing terror to its streets.'One of the great series of British crime fiction' The Times'Billingham is a world-class writer' Karin Slaughter_____________________The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is available to pre-order now
In this 'chilling story that keeps you guessing to the last page', three couples who befriend each other on holiday may be hiding sinister secrets from each other (Daily Express)Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves.When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don't always like what they find: buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some dark secrets, hidden kinks, ugly vices...Then, a second girl goes missing.Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?A brilliantly plotted, utterly gripping thriller about the danger of making friends on holiday, Rush of Blood is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
'Billingham's most desperately gripping read yet' Daily MirrorPolice officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagents 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.As the body count rises, Thorne must race against time to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother's life.Taking place over three action-packed days, this is the fastest and most surprising Thorne thriller yet from Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham.'One of the great series of British crime fiction' The Times'A new Mark Billingham is always a treat' Susie Steiner________________The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is available to pre-order now
When Donna Langford receives a very recent photo of her ex-husband in the post, she gets the shock of her life. Because she's just spent ten years in prison for organising his murder. When her daughter goes missing, Donna believes there can only be one man responsible and hires Anna Carpenter, a determined young private investigator, to find him.DI Tom Thorne worked on the Alan Langford case, so when Carpenter brings the photo to him, he refuses to believe that the man whose body was found in a burned-out car ten years before can still be alive. But when a prison inmate that he and Anna interview is viciously murdered, Thorne starts to understand that Langford is not only alive, but ready to get rid of anyone who could threaten his comfortable new life in Spain...
The eighth book in the Tom Thorne series, from bestselling author Mark Billingham.When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered fifteen years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met, and ended with seven women dead.When more bodies and more fragments of X-ray are discovered, Thorne has a macabre jigsaw to piece together until the horrifying picture finally emerges. A killer is targeting the children of Raymond Garvey's victims. Thorne must move quickly to protect those still on the murderer's list, but nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted...
Discover the second of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In The Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks - continuing from number one bestseller Time of Death.'Billingham produces an astonishing final twist'Sunday TelegraphA rainy night in London. Shots are fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement, ploughing into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is far more sinister...One life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger; an ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. Two weeks away from giving birth, how will she deal with a world where death is an occupational hazard?In a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, anything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come.The hugely acclaimed latest novel in Mark Billingham's bestselling series, Love Like Blood, is out now.
A MAN WHO KILLS FOR MONEYX marks the spot - and when that spot is a corpse's naked back and the X is carved in blood, DI Tom Thorne is in no doubt that the dead man is the latest victim of a particularly vicious killer. A BRUTAL VENDETTAThis is brutal turf warfare between north London gangs. Organised crime boss Billy Ryan is moving into someone else's patch, and that someone is not best pleased. A COP WHO IS PLAYING WITH FIREAnd when an X is carved on DI Tom Thorne's front door, he knows the smouldering embers of this case are about to erupt into flames...
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 SundayAlison 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 . . .__________Read what everyone's saying about the heart-racing Tom Thorne series:'Literary superstar' Mail on Sunday'Ingenious' Guardian'Ground-breaking' Sunday Times'Mark Billingham gets better and better' Michael Connelly'A cracking read . . . I couldn't put it down!' Shari Lapena'A damn fine storyteller' Karin Slaughter'Twisted and twisty' Linwood Barclay'One of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today' Gillian Flynn'The next superstar detective is already with us. Don't miss him' Lee Child
The second book in the Tom Thorne series from bestselling author Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat is a gripping, chilling tour-de-force; a book to keep you reading until deep into the night.'Assured and shocking' GuardianIt was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at Euston station, followed her home on the tube, strangled her to death in front of her child. At the same time, killed in the same way, a second body is discovered at the back of King's Cross station. And this grisly event eerily echoes the murder of two other women, stabbed to death months before on the same day.It is DI Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to the horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer the police are up against.This is two of them - and two killers are way more deadly than one . . .__________Read what everyone's saying about the heart-racing Tom Thorne series:'Literary superstar' Mail on Sunday'Ingenious' Guardian'Ground-breaking' Sunday Times'Mark Billingham gets better and better' Michael Connelly'A cracking read . . . I couldn't put it down!' Shari Lapena'A damn fine storyteller' Karin Slaughter'Twisted and twisty' Linwood Barclay'One of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today' Gillian Flynn'The next superstar detective is already with us. Don't miss him' Lee Child
A SERIES OF KILLINGSThree men, sleeping rough on London's mean streets, have been found brutally murdered - each victim kicked to death and found with a 20 note pinned to his chest. But were they killed at random, or were they targeted for a reason?A DEADLY MISSIONTom Thorne is posted to the same streets - working undercover, disguised as a homeless man. In a harsh and harrowing underworld, Thorne discovers the horrifying link between the homeless victims and the perpetrators of a fifteen-year-old atrocity. A RUTHLESS ENEMYThose who know are keeping quiet. But the word on these streets is that the killer is a cop...
Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year, Lazybones is the third novel in the bestselling Tom Thorne series, a shocking, unputdownable novel from the master of psychological thrills.'Never loosens its grip on your throat' Daily MailIt's only ten days since Douglas Remfry's release from prison, having served seven years for rape, and now he's dead: naked on a bare mattress in a grubby north London hotel room, his head hooded and his hands tied with a brown leather belt.Someone knew he was coming out. Someone wanted to mete out some punishment of his own.And when a second sex offender is found dead, DI Tom Thorne knows he has a vicious, calculating vigilante on his hands...__________Read what everyone's saying about the heart-racing Tom Thorne series:'Literary superstar' Mail on Sunday'Ingenious' Guardian'Ground-breaking' Sunday Times'Mark Billingham gets better and better' Michael Connelly'A cracking read . . . I couldn't put it down!' Shari Lapena'A damn fine storyteller' Karin Slaughter'Twisted and twisty' Linwood Barclay'One of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today' Gillian Flynn'The next superstar detective is already with us. Don't miss him' Lee Child
THE MESSAGEDI Tom Thorne has seen plenty of dead bodies in his time. But when he starts receiving sick photos of murder victims on his mobile phone, he soon realises that the next body could be his.THE KILLERAnd even when the man who has been sending the photos is tracked down, the deadly threat remains, For some, the case is all but closed, but Thorne's nightmare is just beginning. THE TWISTBecause someone else is masterminding the death messages. The most vicious psychopath Thiorne has ever faced is able to manipulate others even behind bars, and time has only deepened the deadly grudge he has against the policeman who put him away...