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Time of Death: Tom Thorne #13

Mark Billingham

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Little Brown
01 May 2016
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER DI Tom Thorne returns in a chilling mystery that will keep readers guessing until the final page.

The Missing Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up and from which she long ago escaped. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried.

The Accused When it's splashed all over the press that family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town to support Bates' wife - an old school friend of Helen's - who is living under siege with two teenage children and convinced of her husband's innocence.

The Dead As residents and media bay for Bates' blood, a decomposing body is found. The police believe they have their murderer in custody, but one man believes otherwise. With a girl still missing, Thorne sets himself on a collision course with local police, townsfolk - and a merciless killer.

'One of the great series of British crime fiction' The Times 'Mark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in any genre' Steve Cavanagh ________________ The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is available to pre-order now
By:   Mark Billingham
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   78
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   362g
ISBN:   9780751552218
ISBN 10:   0751552216
Series:   Tom Thorne Novels
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   01 May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Author Website:   www.markbillingham.com

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel, 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, and Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.

Reviews for Time of Death: Tom Thorne #13

What lingers in the memory is the group portrait of the Polesford locals brutally closing ranks against a man they're certain deserves to die. * Kirkus * The plot element on which this gruesome mystery turns is certainly one of the cleverest and most satisfying that I've read for ages. * Morning Star * The writing displays the virtues that have made Mark Billingham a bestseller: wit, careful plotting, attention to detail and great characterisation... won't disappoint Billingham's legions of fans * The Telegraph * Ingenious ... what is most impressive about this novel, however, is the astute observation -- Laura Wilson * The Guardian *


  • Long-listed for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016.
  • Long-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016.
  • Winner of Dead Good Reader Awards Val McDermid Award for Fiendish Forensics 2015.

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