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    • The Killing Habit

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    From number one best seller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case. How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill? We all know the signs. Cruelty, lack of empathy, the killing of animals. Now, pets on suburban London streets are being stalked by a shadow, and it could just be the start. DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of such offenders all too well, so when he is tasked with catching a notorious killer of domestic cats, he sees the chance to stop a series of homicides before they happen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always great!

    • By Nicola on 19-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sleepy Head

    • Tom Thorne, Book 1
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    It's rare for a young woman to die from a stroke, and when three such deaths occur in short order it starts to look like an epidemic. Then a sharp pathologist notices traces of benzodiazepine in one of the victim's blood samples and just traceable damage to the ligaments in her neck, and their cause of death is changed from 'natural' to 'murder'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kept me awake!

    • By PP Merge on 15-09-10

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Scaredy Cat

    • Tom Thorne, Book 2
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In a vicious, calculated murder, a victim is selected at Euston Station, followed home, and strangled in front of her child. When a second body is discovered, killed in the same way at King's Cross station, DI Tom Thorne comes to a horrifying conclusion: this is not one killer, but two.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another superb offering

    • By Sue on 22-10-08

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Love Like Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Mark Billingham, Sagar Arya
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner, Susan, is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft - and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By S on 08-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Bones Beneath

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried 25 years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him. Unable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can outwit them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and ponderous

    • By mr on 09-06-14

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Bloodline

    • Tom Thorne, Book 8
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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. DI Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered 15 years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met and ended with seven women dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tom Thorne at his best

    • By Patricia on 23-02-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • From the Dead

    • Tom Thorne, Book 9
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    It has been a decade since Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife, Donna, was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served 10 years in prison. But just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. The man she hates with every fibre of her being - the man she paid to have murdered - seems very much alive and well. How is it possible that her husband is still alive?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another excellent book!

    • By Anne on 24-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Die of Shame

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    Full of betrayal, deceit and suspense, Die of Shame is the spectacular new book from number-one best seller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series. Every Monday evening six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret and, above all, shame. Then one of them is killed - and it's clear one of the circle was responsible.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointingly tedious

    • By Kirstine on 16-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Burning Girl

    • Tom Thorne, Book 4
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Roger Lloyd Pack
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Jessica Clarke had been set alight 20 years ago. Her attacker, quickly tracked down and eager to confess, is still in jail, his career as a hitman for North London gangs now well behind him. So who is harassing Carol Chamberlain, the arresting officer, and claiming that he is one who burned the girl?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • what a disappointment

    • By mark on 17-12-15

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Lazybones

    • Tom Thorne, Book 3
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Someone, a woman or somebody pretending to be a woman, is writing to convicted rapists in prison, befriending them and then brutally killing them when they are released. DI Tom Thorne must discover the link between these killings and a murder/suicide that took place twenty-five years before; a tragedy to which the only witnesses were two small children, now adults and nowhere to be found. How can you escape a past that will do a lot more than just catch up with you?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A powerful book

    • By Joseph on 23-08-06

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Lifeless

    • Tom Thorne, Book 5
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Tom Thorne's career is on the skids. Depressed by the recent loss of his father, berated for overstepping the mark on his last case, he's been 'encouraged' to take leave. It's a fairly dire situation. But not as dire as the situation for London's homeless. Three vagrants have been found murdered in the last month. Were they just random jetsam, or were they targeted for a reason?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far from Lifeless

    • By Andy Parsons on 23-10-05

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Time of Death

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 396

    Discover one of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In The Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks. Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried. When family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Thorne Tour De Force

    • By Ms. L. Chalkley on 27-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Dying Hours

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fantastic Listen - you will be hooked.

    • By S. Hall on 21-06-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Buried

    • Tom Thorne, Book 6
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Luke Mullen, sixteen year old son of a former high-ranking police officer has disappeared, presumed kidnapped. While no-one quite dares to voice the fear that he could also be presumed dead, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is brought in to beef up the squad dedicated to locating the missing boy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-18

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Bloodline

    • Tom Thorne, Book 8
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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. Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered fifteen years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met, and ended with seven women dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another superb book by Billingham.

    • By Steven on 14-08-09

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Good As Dead

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    The Hostage. Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand. The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kept me listening

    • By Kirstine on 30-08-11

    Regular price: £16.99

    • FREE: Audible Sessions with Mark Billingham

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Mark Billingham, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Audible exclusive. Mark Billingham joins us to talk about his new book, Die of Shame. Who will die? Who will be betrayed? Who will kill? Talking about stepping out of his comfort zone to keep it fresh, the challenges of writing a series and much, much more. About Die of Shame: full of betrayal, deceit and suspense, Die of Shame is the spectacular new book from number-one best seller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Death Message

    • Tom Thorne, Book 7
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    "Delivering the death message". That's what coppers call it when they have to tell someone that a loved one has been killed. Now DI Tom Thorne is receiving messages of his own: photos of murder victims sent to his mobile phone.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Rush of Blood

    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder.... Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kept me listening

    • By Kirstine on 07-10-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Stroke of Luck

    • A short story
    • By: Mark Billingham
    • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    So many things that could have been different. An almost infinite number of them: the flight of the ball, the angle of the bat, the movement of his feet as he skipped down the pitch. The weather, the time, the day of the week, the whatever. The smallest variance in any one of these things or in the way that each connected to the other at the crucial moment and nothing would have happened as it did. An inch another way or a second or a step and it would have been a very different story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book!

    • By Sarah Hawkins on 18-05-17

    Regular price: £1.99

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