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Billingham, Mark

Overview
Works: 168 works in 787 publications in 1 language and 23,698 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama 
Roles: Interviewee, Scenarist, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6102.I44, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Mark Billingham
Publications by Mark Billingham
Most widely held works about Mark Billingham
 
Most widely held works by Mark Billingham
Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham( Book )
35 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 libraries worldwide
It's rare for a young woman to die from a stroke and when three such deaths occur in short order it starts to look like an epidemic. Then a sharp pathologist notices traces of benzodiazepine in one of the victim's blood samples and just traceable damage to the ligaments in her neck, and their cause of death is changed from 'natural' to murder. The police aren't making much progress in their hunt for the killer until he appears to make a mistake: Alison Willetts is found alive and D.I. Tom Thorne believes the murderer has made a mistake, which ought to allow them to get on his tracks. But it was the others who were his mistakes: he doesn't want to take life, he just wants to put people into a state where they cannot move, cannot talk, cannot do anything but think. When Thorne, helped by the neurologist looking after Alison, starts to realise what he is up against he knows the case is not going to be solved by normal methods - before he can find out who did it he has to understand why he's doing it
Scaredy cat by Mark Billingham( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Tom Thorne tracks two serial killers who seem to be working hand-in-hand, trying to catch them before those closest to him get caught in the crossfire of the investigation
Death message : a novel of suspense by Mark Billingham( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,622 libraries worldwide
Just as his love life hits the rocks and he must investigate Turkish gangs, Tom Thorne begins to receive blurred photos of dead men on his cell phone, murders connected to a psychopath just released from prison
Buried by Mark Billingham( Book )
27 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,566 libraries worldwide
When the son of a former high-ranking police officer goes missing, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne finds himself in a grisly maze of past cases that places him in the direct path of a killer
The burning girl by Mark Billingham( Book )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
Enmeshed in a case involving a contract killer and a turf war between organized crime bosses, detective Thom Thorne discovers a disturbing link between both cases and a ring of protection rackets
Lazybones by Mark Billingham( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
Detective inspector Tom Thorne investigates a series of murders of ex-convicts by an anonymous pen-pal who befriended the convicts while they were in prison and then murdered them upon their releases
In the dark : a novel by Mark Billingham( Book )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
A deadly crash, a rainy night in south London. A gun is fired into a car, which swerves onto the pavement and plows into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost the life of an innocent victim. But the reality is far more sinister ... ; A dangerous quest, one life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger, the ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. How will she, two weeks away from giving birth, now cope in a world where death is an occupational hazard? ; A Shocking Twist, in a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, nything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come. Mark Billingham's first stand-alone thriller, In the Dark is his most powerful novel yet. Gritty, fierce, and moving, here is a must-read for anyone who likes their crime fiction unflinching and unforgettable
Bloodline by Mark Billingham( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,383 libraries worldwide
A murderer is targeting the children of victims of an infamous serial killer from London's past and Murder Squad veteran Detective Tom Thorne finds he's dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted
Lifeless by Mark Billingham( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
To his friends, his foes and even to himself it looks as though Tom Thorne's career is on the skids. On his last case he had seriously over-stepped the mark, and now gardening leave has been suggested and all he has to tend is a window box. So when it appears someone is targeting London's homeless community it seems perfectly natural for Thorne to take a step nearer to the gutter and go undercover amongst them. He blends into the sometimes invisible community easily - too easily perhaps - but the information he gleans quickly proves that this is no random killer, it is someone with a very distinct purpose and a very specific list of victims, only the team supporting Thorne from the outside don't have the key to motive or identity. Then somehow the fact that a policeman is working under cover becomes public knowledge ... With acute observation of character and place, combined with his acknowledged mastery of plotting, LIFELESS raises the Thorne series to an even higher level
The dying hours by Mark Billingham( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
Struggling to adjust back to a life in service to the queen after 25 years as a detective, Tom Thorne is forced to work alone when he pursues suspicions that a spate of elderly suicides are more sinister, a case that estranges him from his colleagues and places his life at risk
From the dead by Mark Billingham( Book )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
"In the gripping ninth Tom Thorne novel, a man long thought killed by his long-suffering wife turns up alive. And other people begin to turn up dead. A decade ago, Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife, Donna, was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and sentenced to ten years in prison. But before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. The man she hates with every fiber of her being-- the man she paid to have murdered-- seems very much alive and well. But how is it possible that her husband is still alive? Where is he? Who sent the photo, and why?" --
The bones beneath by Mark Billingham( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
A jailed serial killer offers to reveal the locations of his earliest victims, but demands that Tom Thorne be present at the scene
The demands by Mark Billingham( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Detective Tom Thorne is forced to re-consider an old case when a grieving father takes one of Thorne's colleagues hostage and demands to know the truth about how his son died in prison from the man who put him away
Good as dead by Mark Billingham( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Detective Tom Thorne is forced to re-consider an old case when a grieving father takes one of Thorne's colleagues hostage. The man demands to know the truth about how his son died in prison; he is convinced the death was not an accident. What Thorne discovers will upend everything he though he knew about the fate of those he's put away-- but will it be enough to end the hostage situation without violence? Published in the United States in 2012 under the title: The demands
Rush of blood by Mark Billingham( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Three couples meet around the pool of their Florida holiday home and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. Then, a second girl goes missing. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine? A brilliantly plotted, utterly gripping thriller about the danger of making friends on holiday
Inherit the dead by Lee Child( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Pericles 'Perry' Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case
Midsomer murders ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Blood wedding: Cully's wedding day is fast approaching, but a series of bizarre murders at an upper-class wedding leave Barnaby distracted. Shot at dawn: A long-standing family feud erupts into violence after a disgraced soldier's name is placed on a World War I memorial. Left for dead: Barnaby discovers a potential link between a double murder and a decades-old disappearance in the sleepy town of Dunstan. Super sleuths: A documentary about Midsomer murders in which John Nettles, Caroline Graham, Anthony Horowitz, and others reflect on the show's first decade
In the dark by Mark Billingham( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 315 libraries worldwide
It's a rainy night in south London. A gun is fired into a car, which swerves onto the pavement and plows into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost the life of an innocent victim, but the reality is far more sinister - many more are to die
The burning girl some files never go out : a novel by Mark Billingham( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
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From the dead by Mark Billingham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
When Donna Langford receives a very recent photo of her ex-husband in the post, she gets the shock of her life. Because she's just spent ten years in prison for organising his murder. When her daughter goes missing, Donna believes there can only be one man responsible and hires Anna Carpenter, a determined young private investigator, to find him. DI Tom Thorne worked on the Alan Langford case, so when Carpenter brings the photo to him, he refuses to believe that the man whose body was found in a burned-out car ten years before can still be alive. But when a prison inmate that he and Anna interview is viciously murdered, Thorne starts to understand that Langford is not only alive, but ready to get rid of anyone who could threaten his comfortable new life in Spain
 
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controlled identity Blake, Adam, 1961-

controlled identity Peterson, Will

Bilingems, Marks
Billingham, Mark Philip David 1961-
Blake, Adam.
ビリンガム, マーク
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