Biography

Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham is one of England's best known and top-selling crime writers. He has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Mark lives in North London with his wife and two children.

Mark Billingham

Books by Mark Billingham

by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Twelfth in the Tom Thorne series, THE BONES BENEATH reunites Thorne with perhaps the most dangerous killer he has ever put away, Stuart Nicklin.  Thorne is forced to accompany Nicklin to remote island that is said to be the resting place of 20,000 saints when Nicklin announces that he wishes to reveal the whereabouts of one of his earliest victims.  As the two search for more recent bones, it becomes clear that Nicklin's confession is only a dangerous and manipulative scheme.

by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Mystery

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 10 years in prison. But before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. How is it possible that he’s still alive? Where is he? Who sent the photo, and why?

by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Mystery

Tom Thorne becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London are 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.

by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The Crime: Customers of a convenience store are taken captive. The Demand: The man needs to know what really happened to his son, who died an "accidental" death in prison. The Twist: What Detective Tom Thorne discovers upends everything he thought he knew about those he put away. But will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of the distraught and dangerous father?

by Mark Billingham - Fiction, Thriller

A murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past. When Murder Squad veteran Detective Tom Thorne is called into what seems like, for once, an ordinary domestic murder, he thinks he's caught a break. But when a mysterious sliver of bloodstained X-ray that was found clutched in the victim's fist is replicated at other crime scenes around the city, Thorne realizes this is not a simple case.