Most widely held works by Mark Billingham
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham ( Book )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
It's rare for a young woman to die from a stroke and when three such deaths occur in short order it starts to look like an epidemic. Then a sharp pathologist notices traces of benzodiazepine in one of the victim's blood samples and just traceable damage to the ligaments in her neck, and their cause of death is changed from 'natural' to murder. The police aren't making much progress in their hunt for the killer until he appears to make a mistake: Alison Willetts is found alive and D.I. Tom Thorne believes the murderer has made a mistake, which ought to allow them to get on his tracks. But it was the others who were his mistakes: he doesn't want to take life, he just wants to put people into a state where they cannot move, cannot talk, cannot do anything but think. When Thorne, helped by the neurologist looking after Alison, starts to realise what he is up against he knows the case is not going to be solved by normal methods - before he can find out who did it he has to understand why he's doing it.
Scaredy cat by Mark Billingham ( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Tom Thorne tracks two serial killers who seem to be working hand-in-hand, trying to catch them before those closest to him get caught in the crossfire of the investigation.
Lazybones by Mark Billingham ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
Detective inspector Tom Thorne investigates a series of murders of ex-convicts by an anonymous pen-pal who befriended the convicts while they were in prison and then murdered them upon their releases.
Buried by Mark Billingham ( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
When the son of a former high-ranking police officer goes missing, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne finds himself in a grisly maze of past cases that places him in the direct path of a killer.
Death message : a novel of suspense by Mark Billingham ( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
Just as his love life hits the rocks and he must investigate Turkish gangs, Tom Thorne begins to receive blurred photos of dead men on his cell phone, murders connected to a psychopath just released from prison.
The burning girl by Mark Billingham ( Book )
38 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,151 libraries worldwide
Enmeshed in a case involving a contract killer and a turf war between organized crime bosses, detective Thom Thorne discovers a disturbing link between both cases and a ring of protection rackets.
In the dark by Mark Billingham ( Book )
29 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
A deadly crash, a rainy night in south London. A gun is fired into a car, which swerves onto the pavement and plows into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost the life of an innocent victim. But the reality is far more sinister ... ; A dangerous quest, one life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger, the ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. How will she, two weeks away from giving birth, now cope in a world where death is an occupational hazard? ; A Shocking Twist, 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, nything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come. Mark Billingham's first stand-alone thriller, In the Dark is his most powerful novel yet. Gritty, fierce, and moving, here is a must-read for anyone who likes their crime fiction unflinching and unforgettable.
Lifeless by Mark Billingham ( Book )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 988 libraries worldwide
To his friends, his foes and even to himself it looks as though Tom Thorne's career is on the skids. On his last case he had seriously over-stepped the mark, and now gardening leave has been suggested and all he has to tend is a window box. So when it appears someone is targeting London's homeless community it seems pefectly natural for Thorne to take a step nearer to the gutter and go undercover amongst them. He blends into the sometimes invisble community easily - too easily perhaps - but the information he gleans quickly proves that this is no random killer, it is someone with a very distinct purpose and a very specific list of victims, only the team supporting Thorne from the outside don't have the key to motive or identity. Then somehow the fact that a policeman is working under cover becomes public knowledge.
Bloodline by Mark Billingham ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
A murderer is targeting the children of victims of an infamous serial killer from London's past and Murder Squad veteran Detective Tom Thorne finds he's dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted.
From the dead by Mark Billingham ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
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.
Blood line by Mark Billingham ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
It seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's first and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary.
The burning girl some files never go out : a novel by Mark Billingham ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Sleepy head by Mark Billingham ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 94 libraries worldwide
A Londres, trois femmes sont mortes après une prise de somnifères. Une quatrième, Alison, Willetts est hospitalisée, victime du locked-in syndrome. L'inspecteur Thorne apprend dans une lettre de l'assassin que celui-ci considère que les trois mortes sont des échecs et le cas d'Alison une réussite. Le mode opératoire du tueur met la police sur la piste d'un médecin.
Burning girl compact disc pack by Mark Billingham ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Knight school by Mark Billingham ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Sleepyhead ; Scaredy cat by Mark Billingham ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
AQA A2 psychology B ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Wraakhotel by Mark Billingham ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Inspecteur Tom Thorne en zijn team van de afdeling Ernstige Delicten te Londen worden geconfronteerd met een serie moorden, gepleegd in hotelkamers, op ooit voor verkrachting veroordeelde mannen.
Dubbelmoord : thriller by Mark Billingham ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Dutch and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In een riskante operatie jaagt een Londense politie-inspecteur op een seriemoordenaar die wellicht niet alleen werkt.
Lazy bones by Mark Billingham ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 11 libraries worldwide
After the second murder, Thorne and his team begin to believe that the victims - all killed in impersonal hotel rooms - must share some common history. In fact, they are linked by one detail: all have served time for rape. But then a victim who's not a rapist turns up. What could they have missed?
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