Search Results: "Mark Billingham"


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RUSH OF BLOOD by Mark Billingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Billingham, creator of DI Tom Thorne (Die of Shame, 2016, etc.), provides a stand-alone that's both creepy and shocking as he probes a friendship with complexities even the friends can't fathom."
Trouble in paradise follows three British couples back home. Read full book review >

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LOVE LIKE BLOOD by Mark Billingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"His emphasis on the thorny issues surrounding honor killings allows Billingham (Die of Shame, 2016, etc.) to put a new and urgent spin on his tried-and-true procedural formula."
DI Tom Thorne steps on more toes than usual to help out Nicola Tanner, a detective who's supposed to stay even further away from the case at hand than he is. Read full book review >

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DIE OF SHAME by Mark Billingham
Released: June 7, 2016

"The solution, when it arrives, is satisfying enough. But it's the group portrait of the Monday-night therapy group, the most mismatched set of intimates since your own last family gathering, that lingers longest in the memory."
Billingham sets aside his bestselling chronicles of DI Tom Thorne (Time of Death, 2015, etc.) to train a laser-sharp focus on the world's worst therapy group.Read full book review >

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SCAREDY CAT by Mark Billingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Not the greatest thriller of the year, but one that mixes its chills with a healthy (and welcome) dose of reality."
Tom Thorne gets double the usual headache when a pair of serial killers start terrorizing London. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING GIRL by Mark Billingham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"Thriller in a minor key."
Gangland killings, bureaucratic backstabbing, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne in a downbeat mood—what else is new? Read full book review >

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BURIED by Mark Billingham
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Want to know why DI Tom Thorne is such a depressive type? Just take a look at his caseload. Read full book review >

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TIME OF DEATH by Mark Billingham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"Despite hints to the contrary, the crime and the investigation are routine, and the killer is a cipher. What lingers in the memory is the group portrait of the Polesford locals brutally closing ranks against a man they're certain deserves to die."
DI Tom Thorne and his lover, DS Helen Weeks, return to Helen's hated hometown in Warwickshire to confront some ugly accusations and some even uglier secrets. Read full book review >

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IN THE DARK by Mark Billingham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The detection is hit or miss—mostly miss—but Americans who think the bleak world George Pelecanos brings to life is limited to the nation's capital will find Billingham's atmospheric maze of London byways just as sprawling and squiggling with desperate cops and robbers."
Billingham's series sort-of-hero, DI Tom Thorne (Buried, 2007, etc.), has to settle for a supporting role, practically a walk-on, in this tangled tale of what happens after an aspiring gang member shoots into a car in London. Read full book review >

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BURIED by Mark Billingham
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Want to know why DI Tom Thorne is such a depressive type? Just take a look at his caseload. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE by Mark Billingham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2011

"Middling detective work, a compelling villain and the author's usual sensitivity to men and women pushed to the edge by their compulsions, their work or their families."
DI Tom Thorne volunteers for a case that turns out to be the work of yet another serial killer as inventive as he is depraved. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY HEAD by Mark Billingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Thorne doesn't come close to, say, Helen Mirren's DI Tennison, but there's more than one wanker and plenty of bollocks to go around."
Newcomer Billingham debuts with a rote but easily digestible thriller, a British serial-killer tale that, we're told, is already an international bestseller. Read full book review >

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THE DYING HOURS by Mark Billingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Too many views of the killer at work and not enough actual mystery. But no one currently working the British scene tops Billingham for mordant intensity, whether Thorne is surveying the latest scene of an apparent suicide or just trying to explain why he called in sick."
DI Tom Thorne, back in uniform after his last round of insubordination, goes even further off the rez in his attempts to prove that a series of suicides was something else. Read full book review >