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The Killing Habit: Mark Billingham (Tom Thorne Novels) Paperback – 21 Mar. 2019

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One of the great series of British crime fiction ― The Times

Another tough but utterly intriguing entry in
one of the best British police detective series going ― Winnipeg Free Press

A new
Mark Billingham is always a treat and The Killing Habit hurls the reader straight into the action. Thoroughly enjoyable for being so very real.Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown

Mark Billingham on
superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul. ― Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

An unconventional
literary superstarMail on Sunday

As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to
a final terrifying encounterFinancial Times

Thorne is a
terrific invention ― Irish Independent

Entertaining, thought provoking and current ― West Australian

The strength of the DI Thorne novels is in the knowledge that all of this could be real. The closing of the novel
will please even the most discerning fan of the police procedural, and leave you yearning for more. ― Crime Fiction Lover

Want something to get the heart racing as you laze by the pool?...
A thrilling read not for the faint-hearted ― Sun

Book Description

The gripping masterpiece from multi-award-winning number-one bestseller Mark Billingham sees DI Tom Thorne and DI Nicola Tanner hunting a killer who is yet to kill . . .

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sphere; 1st edition (21 Mar. 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 560 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0751566969
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0751566963
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.6 x 4.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 1,347 ratings

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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 was screened in Autumn 2010, starring David Morrissey as Tom Thorne and a BBC series based on the standalone thrillers IN THE DARK and TIME OF DEATH was shown in 2017.

Mark is also a member of Fun Lovin' Crime Writers. Performing alongside Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Doug Johnstone and Luca Veste, this band of frustrated rockers murders songs for fun at literary festivals worldwide.

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