DI Tom Thorne and DI Nicola Tanner investigate a series of brutal killings in London in the year's most shocking crime novel - and the most daring work yet from number one bestseller Mark Billingham
From number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension, yet shockingly real.
'Groundbreaking and gripping'
A BLOODY MESSAGE
As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful.
A POWERFUL ALLY
Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts.
A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE
As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.
Perfectly pitched and elegantly plotted, it has all of Billingham's hallmarks, and should not be missed - Daily Mail on Die of Shame
Highly entertaining - The Times on Die of Shame
An awesome thriller - Heat on Die of Shame
One of his most unconventional, intriguing and entertaining books - Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express on Die of Shame
Ingenious . . . what is most impressive about this novel, however, is the astute observation - Laura Wilson, Guardian on Time of Death
Displays all the virtues that have made Mark Billingham a bestseller: wit, careful plotting, attention to detail and great characterisation - Telegraph on Time of Death
Billingham ratchets up the tension, with a twist-filled climax that shows exactly why he's one of the UK's leading crime writers - Shortlist on Rush of Blood
Billingham produces an astonishing final twist to complete his most ambitious and most accomplished book - Sunday Telegraph on In the Dark
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.