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Their Little Secret

Their Little Secret (Hardback)

By Billingham, Mark

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In the latest novel by internationally bestselling crime master Mark Billingham featuring Tom Thorne, the next superstar detective (Lee Child), a seemingly straightforward suicide turns into a chilling story of obsession, deception, and murder.

ISBN 9780802147363
Barcode 9780802147363
Published 4 June 2019 by Atlantic Monthly Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780802147363
ISBN-10 0802147364
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date 4 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Billingham, Mark
Category Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 612g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mystery fiction, Psychological fiction, Suspense fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When DI Tom Thorne is called to conduct a routine assessment at the site of a su-icide, he expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station, where a woman named Philippa Goodwin threw herself in front of an underground train, Thorne inexplicably senses something awry and feels com-pelled to dig deeper. He soon discovers that she was the victim of a callous con-man whose deception plunged Philippa to her end. Enraged that one man's trickery caused an innocent death, Thorne enlists DI Nicola Tanner to help him track down the swindler and bring him to justice. But the detective duo gets more than they bargained for when a young man's lifeless, blugeoned body turns up on the shore of a nearby seaside town: it appears that very con artist they're searching for is connected to the murder. Brilliantly plotted with a shocking psychological bent, Their Little Secret is anoth-er masterful thriller from one of Britain's most beloved crime writers. With twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the final page, this is Mark Bil-lingham's most chilling novel yet.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for The Killing Habit: Another compulsively readable blend of satire, crime fiction motifs, and the occasional quirky, violent interlude in a tale that will satisfy [Billingham's] current fans and attract new ones. --Booklist As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter. --Barry Forshaw, Financial Times [The Killing Habit] shows why Billingham stands at the forefront of British crime authors. --Publishers Weekly Mark Billingham has provided us with yet another temptation for a one-sit reading...If you're not already on board Billingham's (almost) annual visit to Thorne's world, you should jump on now. --Bookreporter This is the 15th novel featuring Thorne, and neither he nor Billingham show signs of fatigue. One of the great series of British crime fiction continues. --The Times (London) Praise for Mark Billingham and the Tom Thorne series: Morse, Rebus, and now Thorne. The next superstar detective is already with us--don't miss him. --Lee Child Billingham is a world-class writer and Tom Thorne is a wonderful creation. Rush to read these books. --Karin Slaughter With each of his books, Mark Billingham gets better and better. These are stories and characters you don't want to leave. --Michael Connelly Mark Billingham has brought a rare and welcome blend of humanity, dimension, and excitement to the genre. --George Pelecanos

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Author's Bio

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel and also won the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Created by a British Author. His books, which include the critically acclaimed Tom Thorne series, have been translated into twenty-five languages and have sold over six million copies. He lives in London.

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