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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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The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham

‘The Bones Beneath’ is the 12th instalment in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series and this book is set mostly on a remote island off the coast of Wales – Bardsey Island or Ynys Enlli in Welsh. I immediately recognised the … Continue reading

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The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham

‘The Dying Hours is the 11th instalment in Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne series. It is the first one that I’ve read, but I now have plans to read more. Tom Thorne is back in uniform for the first time in … Continue reading

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