The Murder Book

The incredibly dramatic Sunday Times Tom Thorne bestseller

Mark Billingham author


Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Published:19th Jan '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

The Murder Book cover


A gripping, grisly read. Mark Billingham is a terrific crime writer' --- ANTHONY HOROWITZ

Tom Thorne has it all.

In Nicola Tanner and Phil Hendricks, Thorne has good friends by his side. He finally has a love life worth a damn and is happy in the job to which he has devoted his life...

He has everything to lose.

Hunting the woman responsible for a series of grisly murders, Thorne has no way of knowing that he will be plunged into a nightmare from which he may never wake.

And he'll do anything to keep it.

Finally, Thorne's past has caught up with him and a ruinous secret is about to be revealed. If he wants to save himself and his friends, he must do the unthinkable.


'Mark Billingham is a master of psychology'
Ian Rankin

'Fast-paced and twisting'
Paula Hawkins

'At the very least it should reach the shortlist of this year's Booker prize'
The Times

A gripping, grisly read . . . Mark Billingham is a terrific crime writer * Anthony 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 *
This is Billingham at his most enjoyably melodramatic and you'll be knocked sideways by the barrage of twists * Daily Mail *
Another tense, taut and meticulously planned story, shimmering with edgy originality and depth. Crime fans know Billingham is a formidable talent * Adele Parks *
A notable rival for the title of Britain's leading male crime novelist * Financial Times *
You'll be knocked sideways by the twists * Daily Express *
It's Billingham at his most dramatic * Mirror *
At the very least it should reach the shortlist of this year's Booker prize * The Times (on Rabbit Hole) *
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 * Ian Rankin *
Mark Billingham is one the biggest names in crime fiction and one the genre's most formidable talents * Peter James *

ISBN: 9780751577303

Dimensions: 196mm x 124mm x 38mm

Weight: 320g

480 pages