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.
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