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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his interests moved towards crime fiction, he began to skew his writing that way, setting an early novel (the as-yet unpublished The Mechanic) in his native Birmingham.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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The Murder Book
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The Murder Book by Mark Billingham

Rabbit Hole
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Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham

Cry Baby
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Cry Baby by Mark Billingham

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

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In The Dark | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | In The Dark | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2008 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Bloodline | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Bloodline | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  July 2011 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Dying Hours, The | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Dying Hours, The | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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.

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Rush of Blood | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Rush of Blood | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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. 

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Demands, The | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Demands, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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.

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

First Edition Hardcover Book 2013 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket. Debut thriller!

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In The Dark | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | In The Dark | Signed First Edition Copy

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Dying Hours, The | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Dying Hours, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.August 2013 NY: Grove/Atlantic First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Scaredy Cat | Billingham, Mark | 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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Die of Shame | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Die of Shame | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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.

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Lazybones | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Lazybones | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Die of Shame | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Die of Shame | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2016 NY: Grove Atlantic First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Scaredy Cat | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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.

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Killing Habit, The | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Killing Habit, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2018  NY: Grove Atlantic  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Rush of Blood | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Rush of Blood | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2017 NY: Grove Atlantic First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Billingham, Mark | Cry Baby | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Cry Baby | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2020  NY: Atlantic Monthly Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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

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Lifeless | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Lifeless | Signed First Edition Copy

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Burning Girl, The | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Burning Girl, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Demands, The | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Demands, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2012 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Billingham, Mark | Rabbit Hole | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Rabbit Hole | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2021 NY: Atlantic Monthly Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Rabbit Hole | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition UK Book Billingham, Mark | Rabbit Hole | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Billingham, Mark | Murder Book, The| Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Murder Book, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. July 2022 NY: Atlantic Monthly Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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Billingham, Mark | Murder Book, The | Signed UK First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Murder Book, The | Signed UK Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2022 LON: Little, Brown & Co. UK first edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2003 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing, near-fine (bumped spine, back edging of dust jacket scratched) in near-fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Lifeless | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Lifeless | Signed First Edition Copy

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Burning Girl, The | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Burning Girl, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Scaredy Cat | Billingham, Mark | Signed First Edition Book Billingham, Mark | Scaredy Cat | Signed First Edition Copy

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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
  14. Love Like Blood - 2017
  15. The Killing Habit - 2018
  16. Their Little Secret - 2019
  17. Cry Baby- 2020
  18. The Murder Book - 2022

Stand-Alone Novels

  1. In the Dark - 2008
  2. Rush of Blood - 2012 (UK Edition)
  3. Die of Shame - 2016 (UK Edition)
  4. Rabbit Hole - 2021

Awards

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

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