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Bloodline by Mark Billingham

BLOODLINE is the 8th Tom Thorne novel by Mark Billingham. Thorne didn’t have to take this latest case, but he and his girlfriend Louise have suffered a tragedy and Thorne feels more comfortable working than facing his own life. A … Continue reading

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Death Message by Mark Billingham

DEATH MESSAGE is the 7th novel in the Tom Thorne series by Mark Billingham and one of the best in the series that I’ve read. Thorne is used to investigating murderers, but in this case the murderer is getting personal. … Continue reading

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Buried by Mark Billingham

BURIED is the 6th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. When Luke Mullen, the 16 year old son of a former DCI is kidnapped, Tom Thorne is lent to the kidnapping unit. Here he works with DI Louise Porter … Continue reading

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Lifeless by Mark Billingham

LIFELESS is the 5th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. In the previous novel ‘The Burning Girl’, DI Tom Thorne’s father died. Thorne feels that he is to blame for his father’s death and he is having difficulty coming … Continue reading

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The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham

‘The Burning Girl’ is the 4th novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. Twenty years ago, Carol Chamberlain was the lead investigator on a case where a schoolgirl was doused in lighter fluid and set alight. Gordon Rooker confessed to … Continue reading

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Lazybones by Mark Billingham

‘Lazybones’ is the 3rd novel in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series, following on from ‘Sleepyhead’ and ‘Scaredy Cat’. During Douglas Remfry’s last few months in prison for rape, he started receiving letters and explicit photos from a woman named Jane … Continue reading

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Die of Shame by Mark Billingham

‘Die of Shame’ is a standalone novel by Mark Billingham who is best known for his Tom Thorne series of novels. Tony De Silva is a therapist who leads a group of recovering addicts in their weekly meetings. The group … Continue reading

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Scaredy Cat by Mark Billingham

‘Scaredy Cat’ is the 2nd novel in Mark Billingham’s DI Thorne series. I didn’t find it as riveting as the first book – ‘Sleepyhead’, but it introduced the vital character of Stuart Nicklin who we get to meet again in … Continue reading

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Mark Billingham Profile and Books

Mark Billingham was born in July 1961 and grew up in Birmingham. From an early age, Billingham was the class ‘show-off’ and wanted to become an actor. He studied drama and became an actor, but found himself typecast as a … Continue reading

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Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

‘Sleepyhead’ is the first book in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series of books. I read one of the later books in the series a while back and have decided to start from the beginning and read the series in order. … Continue reading

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