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Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham

I very much enjoy Mark Billingham novels. It is no surprise to me his series of novels featuring D.I. Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for Best British Detective and been nominated for seven CWA Daggers. His debut novel, Sleepyhead was chosen by …

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Pressure by Betsy Reavley

The new novel Pressure by Betsy Reavley was recommended to me recently, so I was pleased to make time to read this novel. The title is used to great advantage and the different meanings of the word pressure are itemised at the beginning of the book. This is a useful beginning. Pressure takes place on …

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Die of Shame by Mark Billingham

There is no denying this author’s talent or success. Mark Billingham is one of the UK’s most acclaimed and popular crime writers. A former actor, television writer and stand-up comedian, his series of novels featuring DI Tom Thorne has twice won him the Crime Novel Of The Year Award as well as the Sherlock Award for …

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Time of Death by Mark Billingham

I bought Time of Death from Mark Billingham last year at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writers’ Festival, but my “to be read” file was so big it took me several months to get around to reading it. Mark Philip David Billingham is an English novelist, actor, television screenwriter and comedian whose series of “Tom Thorne” crime novels …

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Death Message by Mark Billingham

Before I attended the Bloody Scotland Crime Writers’ Festival this year, I had to complete Death Message by Mark Billingham that I had bought even longer ago and had forgotten about. I enjoy Mark Billingham’s novels, so I made time to complete this book too. Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. Having …

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The Burning Girl by Mark Billingham

I like the English novelist Mark Philip David Billingham and I enjoy his books so when my daughter gave me The Burning Girl for Christmas, I was delighted. He was born and brought up in Birmingham, England and worked for some years as an actor, TV writer and stand-up comedian before his first crime novel, Sleepyhead, was published in …

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The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham

I really do enjoy Mark Billingham novels.  I have recently discovered that he also works as a stand up comedian and has done very funny shows with the Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre.  Other books by this author are reviewed here,  https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/in-the-dark-by-mark-billingham/,  https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/scaredy-cat-by-mark-billingham/,  ‎‎https://bookreviewstoday.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/sleepyhead-by-mark-billingham/.   Billingham was born Mark Philip David Billingham in Birmingham, England on 2 July, …

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Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

The author, Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham, England.  He worked for a while as an actor, then later as a T V writer and a stand-up comedian.  The book, Sleepyhead was his first novel.  It was published in 2001 and was an instant best seller.   It introduces D I Tom Thorne, …

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In the Dark by Mark Billingham

I have always enjoyed detective novels, mysteries and crime thrillers.  Mark Billingham is an English crime novelist and stand up comedian. If you ever have an opportunity to hear him speak, take it. I first read a Mark Billingham novel when I was studying creative writing in Stirling, Scotland.  One of the books I read …

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