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The Murder Book Hardcover – 9 Jun. 2022

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A gripping, grisly read . . . Mark Billingham is a terrific crime writerAnthony Horowitz

The sense of mounting dread would be unbearable were it not for Billingham's black humour that somehow highlights rather than undermines his sensitive depiction of the consequences of crime.
The Murder Book [is] a brilliant thriller by a writer at the top of his game -- Mark Sanderson ― The Times

Another tense, taut and meticulously planned story, s
himmering with edgy originality and depth. Crime fans know Billingham is a formidable talentAdele Parks

A notable rival for the title of
Britain's leading male crime novelistFinancial Times

BrilliantDaily Express

At the very least it should reach the shortlist of this year's Booker prize ―
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Fast-paced and twisting ―
Paula Hawkins (on Rabbit Hole)

The most cunning, complex, claustrophobic mystery ―
Louise Candlish (on Rabbit Hole)

Tom Thorne is one of the most credible and engaging heroes in contemporary crime fiction. Mark Billingham is a master ―
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Mark Billingham is one the biggest names in crime fiction and one the genre's most formidable talents ―
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Tom Thorne takes on an old nemesis in the stunning new novel from multi-award-winning Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown (9 Jun. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1408712458
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1408712450
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.2 x 3.8 x 23.8 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 377 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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