An efficient and fast-paced police procedural, technically superb from its gripping opening to its climax. Billingham, who knows exactly what he's doing with his material, has the recipe just right - Guardian Another fine addition to Billingham's formidably assured body of work - Daily Mail The revelations about the killer are totally unexpected - and proof that Mark Billingham is still top of the tree - Express. Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. 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 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 The latest in the series — From The Dead — is published in August Mark is currently writing the next Tom Thorne thriller.
He lives in London with his wife and two children. Help Centre.
My Wishlist Sign In Join. Your cart Close. Go Search. Books Mark Billingham Bloodline: Number 8 in seriess. Download Image Download Image. Imprint Sphere Sphere. Billingham, who knows exactly what he's doing with his material, has the recipe just right [Guardian] Another fine addition to Billingham's formidably assured body of work [Daily Mail] The revelations about the killer are totally unexpected - and proof that Mark Billingham is st When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman s fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary.
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Years later a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders that shock the Black Country. In April , a man calling himself Josef Hofmann arrives at a boarding house in Hamm, Germany, and lets a room from the widow who owns it. Fifty years later, Walter Gersdorff, the widow's son, who was 11 years old in the spring of , discovers the carefully hidden diary the boarder had kept during his stay, even though he should never have written any of its contents down.
What Walter finds is a scathing chronicle of one the most tumultuous years in German history, narrated by a secret agent on a deadly mission. When Professor Alan Tunbridge is discovered in his office with his throat slashed, the suspects start queuing up. The brilliant but unpleasant microbiologist had a genius for making enemies. For Warren Jones, newly appointed Detective Chief Inspector to the Middlesbury force, a high-profile murder is the ideal opportunity. Your phone rings.
A stranger has kidnapped your child.
To free them you must abduct someone else's child. Your child will be released when your victim's parents kidnap another child. If any of these things don't happen: Your child will be killed. You are now part of the chain.
When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4.
When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family, too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team.
A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed.
Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the UK, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don't always like what they find.
When two bodies are found sprawled at the bottom of the Devil's Kitchen in the mountains of Snowdonia, it's believed the man found dead killed his wife and then committed suicide.
Bloodline book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers . DI Tom Thorne is back It seems like a straightforward domestic murde. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Chilling, moody, humane, and very, very smart Billingham is one Bloodline (Tom Thorne series Book 8) by [Billingham, Mark].
But something doesn't feel right to DI Ian Drake, and his gut instinct has never before let him down. Drake suspects at least one of the deaths could be suspicious, but who would kill such an ordinary couple, and why? This might be Drake's first murder inquiry, but his years as a detective have taught him one thing - every murder has a motive, and every killer leaves a trace.
The past is coming back to haunt the people of London: a murderer is targeting the children of victims of Raymond Garvey, an infamous serial killer from London's past. When Murder Squad veteran Detective Tom Thorne, who solves the London Police Department's most difficult cases, is called into what seems like, for once, an ordinary domestic murder, he thinks he's caught a break.
A woman has been murdered by someone she knows. A positive pregnancy test is found on the floor beside her. Thorne plans to question the husband, arrest him, and return home to deal with his own deteriorating personal life.