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Mark Billingham

Autor(a) de Sleepyhead

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About the Author

Mark Billingham was born in Birmingham, England on July 2, 1961. He worked as an actor, a TV writer, and stand-up comedian before writing his first novel, Sleepyhead, which was published in 2001. His other works include the Tom Thorne series, In the Dark, and the Triskellion series, which he writes mostrar mais under the pseudonym Will Peterson. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Mark Billingham

Sleepyhead (2001) 1,299 cópias
Scaredy Cat (2002) 936 cópias
The Burning Girl (2004) 785 cópias
Lazybones (2003) 772 cópias
Lifeless (2005) 670 cópias
Buried (2006) 626 cópias
Death Message (2007) 572 cópias
Bloodline (2009) 557 cópias
In the Dark (2008) 484 cópias
From the Dead (2010) 435 cópias
Good as Dead (2012) 382 cópias
Triskellion (2008) 303 cópias
The Dying Hours (2013) 291 cópias
Time of Death (2016) 275 cópias
The Bones Beneath (2014) 254 cópias
Rush of Blood (2012) 249 cópias
Love Like Blood (2017) 207 cópias
The Killing Habit (2018) 190 cópias
Die of Shame (2016) 185 cópias
Their Little Secret (2019) 184 cópias
Cry Baby (2020) 142 cópias
Rabbit Hole (2021) 138 cópias
The Burning (2009) 111 cópias
The Last Dance (2023) 97 cópias
The Murder Book (2022) 85 cópias
The Gathering (2010) — Autor — 62 cópias
Cut Off (2018) 13 cópias
Sleepyhead / Scaredy Cat (2009) 12 cópias
Great Lost Albums (2014) 11 cópias
The Sounds of Crime (2010) 4 cópias
Stroke of Luck 2 cópias
Stepping Up 2 cópias
Olume 5 Kala (2014) 2 cópias
OCR GCSE (9-1) : psychology (2017) 2 cópias
Scapegoat 1 exemplar(es)
Eingewiesen (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Het verbrande meisje (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Erfelijk belast (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Litterama 20. Jahrhundert (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
In Silence 1 exemplar(es)
HIl Ipersuasore (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Knight School (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Sans Merci (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
2002 1 exemplar(es)
Dead Run 1 exemplar(es)
The First Wife 1 exemplar(es)
Watch Me Die 1 exemplar(es)
Shocking Pink 1 exemplar(es)
The Walls 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The High Window (1942) — Introdução, algumas edições2,839 cópias
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contribuinte — 318 cópias
Inherit the Dead (2013) — Contribuinte — 297 cópias
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (2005) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Murder on a Winter's Night (2021) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Crime Writers: A Decade of Crime (2013) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Crimespree Magazine #1 and 2 (2011) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



Despite the title, this book is not overly gory. I would say that it falls in the "suspense/thriller" category, but unfortunatley I found it to be rather lacking in drama and tension. While there was certainly a "who dunnit?" element, I found the book just couldn't sustain my interest for long stretches at a time.

Thank you to Grove Atlantic and NetGalley for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
jj24 | outras 18 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
Detective Declan Miller has his hands full. While still dealing with the unsolved murder of his wife, a young man appears at his door with a briefcase, containing a pair of severed hands. His gut tells him they result from a contract killing by a local criminal, but are they related to his wife’s murder? The same killer? THE WRONG HANDS has more unexpected twists and turns, dark humor, and edge-of-your-seat suspense than anything you’re likely to read. Jump on board. A great ride.

DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Jake Longly and Cain/Harper thriller series… (mais)
DPLyle | 1 outra resenha | May 26, 2024 |
While investigating the deaths of two women who had been strangled, Thorne realises that he is looking for two serial killers who operate in tandem. Since there is no forensic evidence at all in any of the killings, finding the killers is a bit of a challenge.

The plot was interesting but I felt the f-word was overused. It was a bit too graphic for me as well, so not sure if I will read more in the series.
bookworm3091 | outras 23 resenhas | Mar 10, 2024 |
From the Dead by Mark Billingham is the 9th book in his police procedural series that features DI Tom Thorne. The book opens with a woman, Donna Langford, being released from prison after having spent 10 years there for the murder of her gangster husband. She is distraught because her eighteen year old daughter has disappeared and by a series of photographs sent to her of that show her dead husband alive and well.

Thorne is assigned to look into what happened both 10 years ago and to find out who died, burnt to death in a car in Langford’s place. Hunting for Alan Langford’s current location finds Thorne having to travel to Spain. This is a tough case as whenever he interviews a witness they turn up murdered shortly after. The bodies mount and at one point even Thorne comes under fire but instead of killing him, they kill the woman he was working with on the case.

While From the Dead isn’t a particularly puzzling mystery, the author does highlight police and prison corruption and gives us more insight into the character of Tom Thorne. I have enjoyed all the books in this entertaining and intelligent series and look forward to continuing on.
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DeltaQueen50 | outras 19 resenhas | Feb 14, 2024 |



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