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 new series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death will be broadcast on BBC1 in 2017. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.
Love Like Blood has a rich seam of biting wit, impeccable plotting and realistic police detail. The result is an intelligent and hugely entertaining thriller that treats its subject with sensitivity. It includes gasp-inducing moments of drama and some ingenious twists * The People * This is a searing story, excitingly told with several unexpected twists in the tale * Irish Independent * Mark Billingham has always defied the usual, and his new novel is no exception . . . the plot is red hot * Globe and Mail * Want something to get the heart racing as you laze by the pool?...A thrilling read not for the faint-hearted * Sun * Brave, topical, important and as uncomfortable to read as it is impossible not to * Heat * Shocking and topical, the 14th book in the Thorne series is an engaging thriller from one of Britain's best crime writers * Daily Express * The author's rage, combined with his skill as a crime writer, makes this a gripping and genuinely tragic story * Literary Review * Entertaining, thought provoking and current * West Australian * Brilliant and unbearable * Independent * Irascible, irritating and indefatigable...Billingham's passionate depiction of the injustice and brutality that flow from these killings spills from every page, making this one of his most powerful crime novels, written with a fury that does both him and Thorne justice * Daily Mail * [A] sensitive topic delicately handled, with a perfectly executed and thoroughly unnerving twist at the end * The Guardian * Groundbreaking ... a gripping, unsensational take on a type of crime that is happening more frequently than many of us realise * Sunday Times * His [Billingham's] storylines of murders that go unseen or unrecognised are chilling and moving, and Tom Thorne is on terrific form * The Times *