Mark Billingham is the author of eleven bestselling novels and the creator of the Thorne series. He has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier prize for best novel of the year. He lives in North London with his family.
A rollercoaster of a read...confirms Billingham's status as one of the finest crime writers around. - Daily Express Taut and tense, with an unusually sympathetic hostage-taker. - The Times The best thrillers make you see familiar territory in a new light. Mark Billingham has always done that. - Sunday Telegraph With DI Tom Thorne's 10th outing, Mark Billingham proves he's a real contender for the title of the nation's top crime writer. - Daily Mirror Just as we become used to (and are perhaps wearying of) the influx of foreign crime novels, here comes Mark Billingham with a thoroughly British police thriller. - Time Out Utterly engaging... The series' page-turning credentials remain more than intact. - Independent on Sunday Books of the Year