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Mark Billingham

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Mark Billingham is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and popular crime writers. His series of novels featuring DI Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as a Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and the CWA Dagger In The Library. In 2021 he was presented with the Theakstons Outstanding Contribution To The Genre Award. Each of his twenty-three novels has been a Sunday Times top ten bestseller and his debut, Sleepyhead was chosen by the Daily Telegraph as one of the 100 books that had shaped the decade. A television series based on the Thorne novels starred David Morrissey as Tom Thorne and in 2017 the BBC screened adaptations of two of his novels, In The Dark and Time Of Death. In 2023 he launched his first new series in over two decades with The Last Dance, which introduced DS Declan Miller.

Mark is a member of the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers – a rock group which also features Stuart Neville, Doug Johnstone, Luca Veste, Chris Brookmyre and Val McDermid. They have been murdering songs for fun all over the world since 2017 and in 2019 they appeared at the Glastonbury Festival. A ridiculous thing for a man of his age…

Other Awards

Winner Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year 2005, 2009. Sherlock Award Best British Detective. Theakston’s Outstanding Contribution To The Genre Award, 2021.

Books by Mark Billingham

  • Cry Baby Cry Baby
  • Rabbit Hole Rabbit Hole
  • The Murder Book The Murder Book
  • The Bones Beneath The Bones Beneath
  • Good As Dead Good As Dead
  • The Dying Hours The Dying Hours
  • Rush Of Blood Rush Of Blood
  • From The Dead From The Dead
  • Lifeless Lifeless
  • In The Dark In The Dark
  • Buried Buried
  • Death Message Death Message
  • Bloodline Bloodline
  • The Burning Girl The Burning Girl
  • Sleepyhead Sleepyhead
  • Scaredy Cat Scaredy Cat
  • Lazybones Lazybones
  • Their Little Secret Their Little Secret
  • The Last Dance The Last Dance
  • Time Of Death Time Of Death
  • Die Of Shame Die Of Shame
  • Love Like Blood Love Like Blood
  • The Killing Habit The Killing Habit

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