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Billingham, Mark

Works: 140 works in 1,017 publications in 15 languages and 27,182 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Action and adventure television programs  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6102.I44, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mark Billingham
Most widely held works by Mark Billingham
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham( Book )

75 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,757 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
Scaredy cat by Mark Billingham( Book )

64 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,599 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
Death message : a novel of suspense by Mark Billingham( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,552 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
Bloodline by Mark Billingham( Book )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,516 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
Buried by Mark Billingham( Book )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,507 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 burning girl by Mark Billingham( Book )

52 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,478 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
Lazybones by Mark Billingham( Book )

60 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,466 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
In the dark : a novel by Mark Billingham( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,460 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
The dying hours by Mark Billingham( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,453 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
From the dead by Mark Billingham( Book )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,408 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?" --
The bones beneath by Mark Billingham( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,334 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" --
Lifeless by Mark Billingham( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,283 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 ... With acute observation of character and place, combined with his acknowledged mastery of plotting, LIFELESS raises the Thorne series to an even higher level
Time of death by Mark Billingham( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 970 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
Die of shame by Mark Billingham( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
Rush of blood by Mark Billingham( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three couples meet around the pool of their Florida holiday home 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. 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
The demands by Mark Billingham( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 817 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
Good as dead by Mark Billingham( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 744 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
Inherit the dead by Mark Billingham( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pericles 'Perry' Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Blood wedding: Cully's wedding day is fast approaching, but a series of bizarre murders at an upper-class wedding leave Barnaby distracted. Shot at dawn: A long-standing family feud erupts into violence after a disgraced soldier's name is placed on a World War I memorial. Left for dead: Barnaby discovers a potential link between a double murder and a decades-old disappearance in the sleepy town of Dunstan. Super sleuths: A documentary about Midsomer murders in which John Nettles, Caroline Graham, Anthony Horowitz, and others reflect on the show's first decade
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBlake, Adam, 1961-

controlled identityPeterson, Will

Bilingems, Marks

Billingham, Mark Philip David 1961-

Blake, Adam.

Mark Billingham acteur uit Engeland

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-

ビリンガム, マーク


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Scaredy catDeath message : a novel of suspenseBloodlineBuriedThe burning girlLazybonesIn the dark : a novelFrom the dead