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.
Dialogue is perfectly pitched...It is a credit to Billingham's skill as a writer that his characters reveal so much to the reader when blethering around the dinner table while revealing so little to one another - Scotland on Sunday on Rush of BloodBillingham 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 BloodHugely effective and entertaining . . . many twists and shocks - The Times on Rush of BloodBillingham produces an astonishing final twist to complete his most ambitious and most accomplished book - Sunday Telegraph on In the DarkA virtuoso performance by Billingham - Daily Mail on In the DarkChilling...A story with a twist that I guarantee even veteran crime fiction aficionados won't see coming - Evening Herald on In the Dark