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Love Like Blood

Mark Billingham

8 Reviews

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Tom Thorne Novels, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

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'
Sunday Times

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.

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Praise for Love Like Blood

  • 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

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Mark Billingham

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.

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