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Author Mark BillinghamMark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham, England. Having worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and stand-up comedian, his first crime novel was published in 2001.

From an early age, Billingham can remember writing, often "funny" stories for purposes of popularity and enjoyment. As he grew older, and his interests moved towards crime fiction, he began to skew his writing that way, setting an early novel (the as-yet unpublished The Mechanic) in his native Birmingham. Inspired by the comic-crime work of Carl Hiaasen and other authors, he attempted to use his experience as a stand-up comedian and crime fan to write a similarly comic novel. Ultimately he abandoned his unfinished novel and the comic-crime genre to focus on his other idea"a book that would become Sleepyhead. Sleepyhead was an instant bestseller in the UK. It has been sold widely throughout the world and was published in the USA in the summer of 2002.

The series of crime novels featuring London-based detective Tom Thorne continued with Scaredy Cat and was followed by Lazybones, The Burning Girl, Lifeless, Buried, Death Message, Bloodline, From The Dead, Good As Dead,The Dying Hours, and the most recent, The Bones Beneath. Mark is also the author of the standalone novels In The Dark and Rush Of Blood, as well as a series of children's thrillers _ Triskellion _ written under the pseudonym Will Peterson.

Scaredy Cat (2002) won the Sherlock Award for "Best Detective Novel Created by a UK Author", and was also nominated for the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for "Best Crime Novel of the Year". Lifeless (2005) was nominated for BCA "Crime Thriller of the Year" Award in 2006.

An acclaimed television series based on the Thorne novels was screened on Sky One in Autumn 2010, starring David Morrissey as Tom Thorne. An adaptation of In The Dark is currently in development at the BBC.

Mark lives in London with his wife and two children. He is currently writing his next novel.

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Die of Shame
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Die of Shame by Mark Billingham

Time of Death
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Time of Death by Mark Billingham

Bones Beneath
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The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham

Dying Hours
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The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham

Rush of Blood
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Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham

Demands
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The Demands by Mark Billingham

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Billingham, Mark - Bloodline (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Bloodline | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  July 2011 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Bones Beneath, The (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Bones Beneath, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book May 2014 NY: Atlantic     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Bones Beneath, The (Signed First Edition UK) Billingham, Mark | Bones Beneath, The | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2014 LON: Little, Brown Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Buried (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Buried | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Buried | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Buried | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2007 NY: HarperCollins First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Buried | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Buried | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2006 LON: Little, Brown Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Burning Girl, The (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Burning Girl, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Burning Girl, The (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Burning Girl, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2004 NY: Morrow First Edition, First printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Death Message (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Death Message | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2009 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Death Message | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Death Message | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2010 LON: Little, Brown Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Demands, The (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Demands, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2012 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Demands, The (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Demands, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2012 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Mark Billinham Die of Shame Signed UK Edition Billingham, Mark | Die of Shame | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2016 LON: Little, Brown Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Dying Hours, The (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Dying Hours, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2013 NY: Grove/Atlantic  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Dying Hours, The (Signed First Edition UK) Billingham, Mark | Dying Hours, The | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2013 LON: Little, Brown Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | From the Dead | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Billingham, Mark | From the Dead | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2015 NY: Atlantic Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Billingham, Mark - In The Dark (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | In The Dark | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2008 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - In The Dark (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | In The Dark | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2008 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Lazy Bones | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Lazy Bones | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 LON: Little, Brown Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Scarce 2nd title. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Lazy Bones | Signed UK Book - Advance Reading Copy Billingham, Mark | Lazy Bones | Signed UK Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed UK Advance Reading Copy. 2003 LON: Little, Brown UK advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Billingham, Mark - Lazybones (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Lazybones | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Lifeless | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Billingham, Mark | Lifeless | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2006 NY: Morrow Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Billingham, Mark - Lifeless (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Lifeless | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Lifeless (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Lifeless | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Rush of Blood (Signed First Edition UK) Billingham, Mark | Rush of Blood | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2012 LON: Little, Brown Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2003 NY: Morrow Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Billingham, Mark - Scaredy Cat (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Scaredy Cat (Signed First Edition) Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark - Scaredy Cat (Signed First Edition UK) Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2002 LON: Little, Brown & Co.  First UK edition, first printing, mint/new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed UK Book - Advance Reading Copy Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed UK Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed UK Advance Reading Copy. 2002 LON: Little, Brown UK advance reading copy, near fine (toning typical with this title) in fine pictorial wrappers, signed by the author. Author's scarce 2nd book.

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Billingham, Mark | Sleepy Head | First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Sleepy Head | First Edition Book

First Edition Hardcover Book 2013 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket. Debut thriller! Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Sleepy Head | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Sleepy Head | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2013 NY: Morrow First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Debut Title Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Sleepy Head | Signed UK Book - Advance Reading Copy Billingham, Mark | Sleepy Head | Signed UK Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed UK Advance Reading Copy. 2001 LON: Little, Brown UK advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Billingham, Mark - Sleepyhead (Advance Reading Copy) Billingham, Mark | Sleepyhead | Book - Advance Reading Copy

Advance Reading Copy  2003 NY: HarperCollins Advance Reading Copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

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Billingham, Mark - Sleepyhead (Signed First Edition UK) Billingham, Mark | Sleepyhead | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2001 UK: Little, Brown, and Company  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Billingham, Mark | Time of Death | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Time of Death | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  July 2015 NY: Atlantic First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Mark Billingham Bibliography


Tom Thorne Series

  1. Sleepyhead - 2001
  2. Scaredy Cat - 2002
  3. Lazybones - 2003
  4. The Burning Girl - 2004
  5. Lifeless - 2005
  6. Buried - 2006
  7. Death Message - 2007
  8. Bloodline - 2009
  9. From the Dead - 2010
  10. Good as Dead - 2011 (aka The Demands - 2012 UK edition)
  11. The Dying Hours - 2013
  12. The Bones Beneath - 2014
  13. Time of Death - 2015

Stand-Alone Novels

  1. In the Dark - 2008
  2. Rush of Blood - 2012 (UK Edition)
  3. Die of Shame - 2016 (UK Edition)

Awards

  • Lazybones - 2005 Theakston’s Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel Of The Year

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