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    • 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 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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. So who is harassing Carol Chamberlain, the arresting officer, and claiming that he is one who burned the girl?

    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

    Someone, a woman or somebody pretending to be a woman, is writing to convicted rapists in prison, befriending them and then brutally killing them when they are released. DI Tom Thorne must discover the link between these killings and a murder/suicide that took place twenty-five years before; a tragedy to which the only witnesses were two small children, now adults and nowhere to be found. How can you escape a past that will do a lot more than just catch up with you?

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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. 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Sounds of Crime

    • By: Lawrence Block, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, and others
    • Narrated by: Buffy Davis, Eve Karpf, Mike Grady, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Sounds of Crime is an exclusive collection of five brand new short stories by some of the best crimewriters around. Using the theme of 'audio', this unique collection features brand new stories by Lawrence Block, Peter James, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham and Christopher Fowler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed ALL the stories

    • By Gudrun on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $5.15

    • From the Dead

    • Thomas Thorne, Book 9
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • 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

    • Love Like Blood

    • Tom Thorne Series, Book 14
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya, Mark Billingham, Avita Jay
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • 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 149
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • The Demands

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • The Killing Habit

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • Tom Thorne, Book 2
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $14.94

    • 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

    • Rush of Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder.... Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday 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. When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where’s the Rush?

    • By Andrea on 12-27-14

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Bloodline

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • 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 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • Rush of Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • 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. 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

    • The Dying Hours

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Bloodline

    • Tom Thorne, Book 8
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered 15 years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met and ended with seven women dead.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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. 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

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