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23 February 2021
***PRE-ORDER MARK BILLINGHAM'S STUNNING NEW NOVEL RABBIT HOLE NOW*** 'One of the great series of British crime fiction' --- THE TIMES It's 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow.

So when seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Thorne vows he will not make the same mistake again. Cannot.

The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne's sights.

This case will be the making of him . . . or the breaking.

The gripping prequel to Mark Billingham's acclaimed debut, Sleepyhead, Cry Baby is the shocking first case for one of British crime fiction's most iconic detectives.

'Cry Baby is the perfect prequel to send us back to revel in Tom Thorne's twenty years. As if we needed reminding how good Mark Billingham is' VAL MCDERMID 'Tom Thorne is one of the most credible and engaging heroes in contemporary crime fiction. Mark Billingham is a master of psychology, plotting and the contemporary scene - making the Thorne novels the complete package. Twenty years in and better than ever' IAN RANKIN 'Mark Billingham is one the biggest names in crime fiction and one the genre's most formidable talents' PETER JAMES 'Billingham is always a must read' HARLAN COBEN
By:   Mark Billingham
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9780751577259
ISBN 10:   0751577251
Series:   Tom Thorne Novels
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   23 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death was broadcast on BBC1. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.

Reviews for Cry Baby

One of the great series of British crime fiction - The Times Mark Billingham is a damn fine storyteller whose thrilling books always satisfy - Karin Slaughter Mark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in this, or any other genre - Steve Cavanagh [Thorne is] One of the most compelling figures in contemporary crime fiction - Daily Mail

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