In the Dark

In the Dark

by Mark Billingham

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“A stand-out thriller….[A] remarkable achievement.”
 —Chicago Sun-Times

Hailed as one of the UK's strongest contemporary thriller writers—the British Dennis Lehane—Mark Billingham may be the most exciting author to hit the noir fiction scene in years. With In the Dark, Billingham steps briefly away from his bestselling series featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne (Sleepyhead, Scaredy Cat, Lazybones, et al) and delivers a powerful story of cops, street gangs, and career criminals that twists and turns into dark, unexpected areas. In the Dark is a magnificent achievement  by a modern master who’s been compared enthusiastically to Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and George Pellacanos, and whose latest novel, Death Message, has recently been named the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061432767
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 876,931
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mark Billingham is the author of nine novels, including Sleepyhead, Scaredy Cat, Lazybones, The Burning Girl, Lifeless, and Buried—all Times (London) bestsellers—as well as the stand-alone thriller In the Dark. For the creation of the Tom Thorne character, Billingham received the 2003 Sherlock Award for Best Detective created by a British writer, and he has twice won the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. He has previously worked as an actor and stand-up comedian on British television and still writes regularly for the BBC. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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"Excellent.... Billingham does for South London what Richard Price does for Manhattan's Lower East Side in Lush Life." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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