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    • Like a Charm

    • By: Karin Slaughter (author/editor), Mark Billingham, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Desire leaves a man destroyed.... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden.... An accidental encounter on a train ends violently.... Ambition leads to a curious exchange.... An uncanny likeness changes two lives forever.... Here is a novel in 16 chilling parts, linked by a glittering charm bracelet that brings misfortune to everyone who handles it. In Like a Charm, the cream of British and American crime writers combine for a must-have collection.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible book!

    • By Peet on 08-21-11

    Regular price: $23.45

    • The Demands

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is a young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues - detective Tom Thorne. Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thorne worth reading

    • By Joseph on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $17.09

    • 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 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel and is aware of everything going on around her, but is completely unable to move or communicate. Her condition is called Locked-In Syndrome.

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

    • By Glenn on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $20.27

    • Love Like Blood

    • Tom Thorne Series, Book 14
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya, Mark Billingham, Avita Jay
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Killing Habit

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From number one best seller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case. How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill? We all know the signs. Cruelty, lack of empathy, the killing of animals. Now, pets on suburban London streets are being stalked by a shadow, and it could just be the start. DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of such offenders all too well, so when he is tasked with catching a notorious killer of domestic cats, he sees the chance to stop a series of homicides before they happen.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Scaredy Cat

    • Thomas Thorne, Book 2
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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. At the same time, killed in the same way, a second body is discovered at the back of King's Cross station. It is a grisly coincidence that eerily echoes the murder of two other women, stabbed to death months before on the same day.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Run of the mill

    • By Julie Jones on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $20.27

    • Die of Shame

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

    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. All they have in common is a history of addiction. But when one of the group is murdered, it quickly becomes apparent that someone else in that circle is responsible. The investigation is hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these individuals and their therapist together, which makes things difficult for Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner.

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

    • By Ginny on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Time of Death

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Tom Thorne is on holiday with his girlfriend, DS Helen Weeks, when two girls are abducted in Helen's hometown. When a body is discovered and a man is arrested, Helen recognizes the suspect's wife as an old school friend and returns home for the first time in 25 years to lend her support. As his partner faces up to a past she has tried desperately to forget and a media storm engulfs the town, Thorne becomes convinced that despite overwhelming evidence of his guilt, the police have got the wrong man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

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

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Scaredy Cat

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kay
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    An enduring top-ten bestseller, and genuinely gripping novel in the spirit of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George.... London-based detective Tom Thorne has his work cut out. The killer chose his target at Euston station, followed her and strangled her to death. The victim wasn't his first in North London, and Thorne realises the murders are happening simultaneously. This is not a serial killer Thorne is up against... this is two of them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and disturbing story

    • By Beverley on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Rush of Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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 14-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 UK, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rush

    • By Anita mallick on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • From the Dead

    • Thomas Thorne, Book 9
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    It has been a decade since 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 served ten years in prison. But just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read!

    • By BarbBee on 09-06-15

    Regular price: $20.27

    • FREE: Audible Sessions with Mark Billingham

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Mark Billingham, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Audible exclusive. Mark Billingham joins us to talk about his new book, Die of Shame. Who will die? Who will be betrayed? Who will kill? Talking about stepping out of his comfort zone to keep it fresh, the challenges of writing a series and much, much more. About Die of Shame: full of betrayal, deceit and suspense, Die of Shame is the spectacular new book from number-one best seller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Dying Hours

    • Thomas Thorne, Book 11
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Newly demoted after stepping out of line once too often, and struggling to adjust, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London is something more sinister. His concerns are dismissed by the murder squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone. Now, unable to trust anybody, Thorne risks losing those closest to him as well as endangering those being targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before: a man with nothing to lose and a growing list of victims, a man who appears to have the power to make people take their own lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • implausible

    • By Ms. on 08-09-15

    Regular price: $20.27

    • Love Like Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Mark Billingham, Sagar Arya
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner, Susan, is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft - and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Die of Shame

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Full of betrayal, deceit and suspense, Die of Shame is the spectacular new book from number-one best seller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series. 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So tedious I returned.

    • By Margaret on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Bones Beneath

    • Thomas Thorne, Book 12
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    In The Bones Beneath, the latest addition to the internationally best-selling Tom Thorne series, Thorne once again must confront Stuart Nicklin, a master manipulator and ruthless murderer. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Billingham is fablous as both author and narrator.

    • By Margaret on 02-23-15

    Regular price: $20.27

    • Sleepyhead

    • Tom Thorne, Book 1
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting.

    • By Virginia Waldron on 05-07-14

    Regular price: $15.01

    • Lifeless

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    On his last case he over-stepped the mark, and now Tom Thorne's career is on the skids... So when he learns that someone is targeting London's homeless community it seems natural for Thorne to go undercover amongst them. His investigations quickly prove that this is no random killer; it is someone with a specific list of victims. Then the news that a policeman is working undercover becomes public knowledge, placing Thorne in mortal danger...

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Buried

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Luke Mullen, 16-year-old son of a former, high-ranking police officer, has disappeared, presumed kidnapped. While no-one quite dares to voice the fear that he could also be presumed dead, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is brought in to beef up the squad dedicated to locating the missing boy. The first thing the team looks for is anyone with a grudge against Luke's father, a man who'd put a lot of tough villains away in his time.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Bloodline

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    A killer is on the loose. The victims: children whose mothers can't protect them. The past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ambling it's way to a plot

    • By Cathy J Hunter on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $22.80

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