Mark Billingham
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Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham is one of the UK's most acclaimed and popular crime writers. A former actor, television writer and stand-up comedian, his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and been nominated for seven CWA Daggers. His standalone thriller IN THE DARK was chosen as one of the twelve best books of the year by the Times and his debut novel, SLEEPYHEAD was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 books that had shaped the decade. Each of his novels has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.

A television series based on the Thorne novels is screening in the USA on Encore in June 2012, starring David Morrissey (from "The Walking Dead") as Tom Thorne and series based on the standalone thrillers RUSH OF BLOOd and IN THE DARK are currently in development with the BBC.

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    • Lifeless

    • Tom Thorne, Book 5
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Tom Thorne's career is on the skids....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far from Lifeless

    • By Andy on 07-09-05

    Regular price: $15.01

    • Sleepyhead

    • Thomas Thorne, Book 1
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    Alison is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. Her condition is Locked-In Syndrome....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simon Prebble, the master narrator

    • By Glenn on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $20.27

    • The Burning Girl

    • Tom Thorne, Book 4
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Roger Lloyd Pack
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Jessica Clarke had been set alight 20 years ago. Her attacker, quickly tracked down and eager to confess, is still in jail, his career as a hitman for North London gangs now well behind him....

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Lazybones

    • Tom Thorne, Book 3
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    How can Thorne catch a killer when he doesn't really care about the victims....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story was OK but ‘music’ and heavy breathing between scenes/chapters was really annoying!

    • By Gillian Hamilton on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $11.93

    • The Killing Habit

    • Tom Thorne Series, Book 15
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Die of Shame

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Every Monday evening six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about shame. A respected doctor, a well-heeled housewife, a young male prostitute...they could not be more different....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I missed Tom...

    • By Ginny on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • In the Dark

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A 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....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Time of Death

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Tom Thorne is on holiday with his girlfriend, DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen's hometown....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Larry H. Kenfield on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Rush of Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rush

    • By Anita mallick on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Scaredy Cat

    • Thomas Thorne, Book 2
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at London's Euston station, followed her home on the tube, strangled her to death in front of her child....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Run of the mill

    • By Julie Jones on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $20.27

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