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Good As Dead

Mark Billingham author


Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Published:15th Mar '12


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Mark Billingham. The mega-selling UK crime author, growing faster than any other. The Sky1 drama series attracted an audience of over 2.9 million viewers. More TV in the pipeline. Stunning new filmic package to play up the TV connection. Top level marketing spend for 2012. One of our biggest consumer campaigns for the year, including possible TV and online videos. Huge number of author events. = Higher profile than ever before.

Taking place over three action-packed days, this is Mark Billingham's fastest and most surprising Thorne thriller yet

The tenth book in the Tom Thorne series, from bestselling author Mark Billingham.

'Billingham's most desperately gripping read yet' Daily Mirror

Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagents on her way to work. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but she is about to come face to face with a gunman.

The hostage-taker is desperate to know what happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody. By holding Helen at gunpoint, he will force a re-investigation into his son's death. And one man knows the case better than any other - DI Tom Thorne.

As the body count rises, Thorne must race against time to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother's life.

Taking place over three action-packed days, this is the fastest and most surprising Thorne thriller yet from Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham.

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

'A new Mark Billingham is always a treat' Susie Steiner


The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is out now!

A rollercoaster of a read... confirms Billingham's status as one of the finest crime writers around * Daily Express *
Taut and tense, with an unusually sympathetic hostage-taker * The Times *
The best thrillers make you see familiar territory in a new light. Mark Billingham has always done that * Sunday Telegraph *
With DI Tom Thorne's 10th outing, Mark Billingham proves he's a real contender for the title of the nation's top crime writer * Daily Mirror *
Just as we become used to (and are perhaps wearying of) the influx of foreign crime novels, here comes Mark Billingham with a thoroughly British police thriller * Time Out *
Utterly engaging... The series' page-turning credentials remain more than intact * Independent on Sunday Books of the Year *

  • Long-listed for International Thriller Writers Award 2012 (UK)

ISBN: 9780751544978

Dimensions: 196mm x 131mm x 33mm

Weight: 360g

528 pages