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.
Perfectly pitched and elegantly plotted, it has all of Billingham's hallmarks, and should not be missed - Daily Mail on Die of ShameHighly entertaining - The Times on Die of ShameAn awesome thriller - Heat on Die of ShameOne of his most unconventional, intriguing and entertaining books - Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express on Die of ShameIngenious . . . what is most impressive about this novel, however, is the astute observation - Laura Wilson, Guardian on Time of DeathDisplays all the virtues that have made Mark Billingham a bestseller: wit, careful plotting, attention to detail and great characterisation - Telegraph on Time of DeathBillingham 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 BloodBillingham produces an astonishing final twist to complete his most ambitious and most accomplished book - Sunday Telegraph on In the Dark