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Billingham, Mark

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Most widely held works about Mark Billingham
Most widely held works by Mark Billingham
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham( Book )

96 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 1,836 WorldCat member 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
Rush of blood by Mark Billingham( Book )

45 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the fourteen-year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the U.K., 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 unusual kinks and unpleasant vices. Then, a second girl goes missing, in Kent--not far from where any of the couples lives. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?
The dying hours by Mark Billingham( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to adjust back to a life in service to the queen after 25 years as a detective, Tom Thorne is forced to work alone when he pursues suspicions that a spate of elderly suicides are more sinister, a case that estranges him from his colleagues and places his life at risk
Bloodline by Mark Billingham( Book )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member 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
Death message : a novel of suspense by Mark Billingham( Book )

46 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member 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
Buried by Mark Billingham( Book )

47 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member 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
The bones beneath by Mark Billingham( Book )

32 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bones Beneath, the twelfth novel in the internationally bestselling Tom Thorne series shows Thorne facing perhaps the most dangerous killer he has ever put away, Stuart Nicklin. When Nicklin announces that he wishes to reveal the whereabouts of one of his earliest victims and that he wants the cop who caught him to be there when he does it, it becomes clear that Thorne's life is about to become seriously unpleasant. Thorne is forced to accompany Nicklin to a remote island off the Welsh coast which is cut off from the mainland in every sense. Shrouded in myth and legend, it is said to be the resting place of 20,000 saints and as Thorne and his team search for bones that are somewhat more recent, it becomes clear that Nicklin's motives are far from altruistic. The twisted scheme of a dangerous and manipulative psychopath will result in many more victims and will leave Tom Thorne with the most terrible choice he has ever had to make"--
Lazybones by Mark Billingham( Book )

71 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member 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
The burning girl by Mark Billingham( Book )

61 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member 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 : a novel by Mark Billingham( Book )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member 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
From the dead by Mark Billingham( Book )

47 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the gripping ninth Tom Thorne novel, a man long thought killed by his long-suffering wife turns up alive. And other people begin to turn up dead. A decade ago, Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife, Donna, was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and sentenced to ten years in prison. But before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. The man she hates with every fiber of her being-- the man she paid to have murdered-- seems very much alive and well. But how is it possible that her husband is still alive? Where is he? Who sent the photo, and why?" --
Lifeless by Mark Billingham( Book )

44 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member 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 perfectly natural for Thorne to take a step nearer to the gutter and go undercover amongst them. He blends into the sometimes invisible 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
Die of shame by Mark Billingham( Book )

24 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every Monday evening, 6 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?
Time of death by Mark Billingham( Book )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalled from a romantic vacation with his girlfriend Helen Weeks, Tom Thorne investigates the abduction of two girls in Helen's hometown, convinced that the police have the wrong person in custody
Love like blood by Mark Billingham( Book )

29 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne's help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered and Tanner is convinced that it was a case of mistaken identity--that she was the real target. The murderer's motive might have something to do with Tanner's recent work on a string of cold-case honor killings she believes to be related. Tanner is now on compassionate leave but insists on pursuing the case off the books and knows Thorne is just the man to jump into the fire with her. He agrees but quickly finds that working in such controversial territory is dangerous in more ways than one. And when a young couple goes missing, they have a chance to investigate a case that is anything but cold."--
The killing habit by Mark Billingham( Book )

16 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From "one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today" (Gillian Flynn), The Killing Habit again brings together favorite wild-card detective Tom Thorne and straight-laced DI Nicola Tanner on a pair of lethally high-stakes cases. While DI Nicola Tanner investigates the deadly spread of a dangerous new drug, Tom Thorne is handed a case that he doesn't take too seriously, until a spate of animal killings points to the work of a serial killer. When the two cases come together in a way that neither could have foreseen, both Thorne and Tanner must risk everything to catch two very different killers"--
The demands by Mark Billingham( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Tom Thorne is forced to re-consider an old case when a grieving father takes one of Thorne's colleagues hostage and demands to know the truth about how his son died in prison from the man who put him away
Scaredy cat by Mark Billingham( Book )

67 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a vicious, calculated murder, a victim is selected at Euston Station, followed home and strangled in front of her child. When a second body is discovered, killed in the same way, at King's Cross station, DI Tom Thorne comes to a horrifying conclusion: this is not one killer, but two
Good as dead by Mark Billingham( Book )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Tom Thorne is forced to re-consider an old case when a grieving father takes one of Thorne's colleagues hostage. The man demands to know the truth about how his son died in prison; he is convinced the death was not an accident. What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he's put away-- but will it be enough to end the hostage situation without violence? Published in the United States in 2012 under the title: The demands
Scaredy cat by Mark Billingham( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBlake, Adam, 1961-

controlled identityPeterson, Will

Bilingems, Marks

Billingham, Mark Philip David 1961-

Blake, Adam.

Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham acteur uit Engeland

Mark Billingham anglický spisovatel, herec, televizní scenárista a komik

Mark Billingham britischer Kriminalautor

Mark Billingham écrivain britannique

Mark Billingham English actor and writer

Mark Billingham scrittore inglese

Peterson, Will

בילינגהם, מארק 1961-

בילינגהם, מרק 1961-

مارک بیلینقهام

빌링엄, 마크 1961-

ビリンガム, マーク


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