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The Killing Habit (#15 Tom Thorne)

Mark Billingham

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Orion
26 March 2019
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery
From multi-million-copy number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case.

How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill?

We've all heard about the signs: coldness, cruelty, lack of empathy. DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of a psychopath all too well, so when pets start disappearing on suburban London streets, he sees a chance to stop a future murderer.

Others are less convinced, so Thorne relies on DI Nicola Tanner to help him solve the case, before the culprit starts hunting people. The journey brings them face to face with a killer who will tear their lives apart.
By:   Mark Billingham
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9780751566963
ISBN 10:   0751566969
Series:   Tom Thorne Novels
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   26 March 2019
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 The Killing Habit (#15 Tom Thorne)

One of the great series of British crime fiction - The Times A new Mark Billingham is always a treat and The Killing Habit hurls the reader straight into the action. Thoroughly enjoyable for being so very real. - Susie Steiner, author of Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter - Financial Times Mark Billingham on superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul. - Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home An unconventional literary superstar - Mail on Sunday


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