Mark Billingham

Birmingham-born crime writer and stand-up comedian.

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Biography

Date of birth: 02 July 1961

Mark Billingham is one of the UK's leading crime writers. Originally a stand-up comedian, and even regularly appearing in the cult children's TV show Maid Marian and her Merry Men, he turned to writing in 2001 with Sleepyhead. It became one of the bestselling debuts of the year and in 2009 was listed as one of the 100 novels that shaped the decade by the Sunday Times, as well as being one of the titles for World Book Night in 2011.

In 1997 Billingham and his writing parter were held hostage in a Manchester hotel room. He used the experience as inspiration for his second novel, Scaredy Cat.

He continues to write, as well as performing as a stand-up comedian, and lives in North London with his wife and two children.

Book and writing awards

Sherlock Award for Best Detective Novel Created by a UK Author 2002 (Sleepyhead), Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award 2004 (Lazybones).

Similar authors

Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson and Stephen Booth.

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The Bones Beneath

The Bones Beneath

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The Deal 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 twenty-five years before. But...
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Sleepyhead - Tom Thorne Novels 1

Sleepyhead - Tom Thorne Novels 1 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 01/03/2012
Publisher: Sphere

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A WOMAN UNLUCKY TO BE ALIVE Alison Willetts has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and... Read more

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Scaredy Cat - Tom Thorne Novels 2

Scaredy Cat - Tom Thorne Novels 2 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 01/03/2012
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TWO WOMEN DEAD It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at Euston station, followed her home on the tube, strangled her... Read more

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Lazybones - Tom Thorne Novels 3

Lazybones - Tom Thorne Novels 3 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 01/03/2012
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A MONSTER MURDERED It's only ten days since Douglas Remfry's release from prison, having served seven years for rape, and now he's dead:... Read more

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The Burning Girl - Tom Thorne Novels 4

The Burning Girl - Tom Thorne Novels 4 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 01/03/2012
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A MAN WHO KILLS FOR MONEY X marks the spot - and when that spot is a corpse's naked back and the X is carved in blood, DI Tom Thorne is in no... Read more

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Lifeless - Tom Thorne Novels 5

Lifeless - Tom Thorne Novels 5 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 01/03/2012
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A SERIES OF KILLINGS Three men, sleeping rough on London's mean streets, have been found brutally murdered - each victim kicked to death and... Read more

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Buried - Tom Thorne Novels 6

Buried - Tom Thorne Novels 6 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 01/03/2012
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A MISSING BOY Teenager Luke Mullen was last seen getting into a car with an older woman. No one can understand why he has disappeared. His father -... Read more

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Death Message - Tom Thorne Novels 7

Death Message - Tom Thorne Novels 7 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 01/03/2012
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THE MESSAGE DI Tom Thorne has seen plenty of dead bodies in his time. But when he starts receiving sick photos of murder victims on his mobile... Read more

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Bloodline - Tom Thorne Novels 8

Bloodline - Tom Thorne Novels 8 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 13/03/2010
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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... Read more

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From the Dead - Tom Thorne Novels 9

From the Dead - Tom Thorne Novels 9 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 11/03/2011
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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... Read more

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Good as Dead - Tom Thorne Novels 10

Good as Dead - Tom Thorne Novels 10 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 15/03/2012
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Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but... Read more

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The Dying Hours - Tom Thorne Novels 11

The Dying Hours - Tom Thorne Novels 11 (Hardback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Hardback 416 pages
Published: 23/05/2013
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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.... Read more

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In the Dark: v. 8

In the Dark: v. 8 (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 19/03/2009
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A rainy night in London. Shots are fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement, ploughing into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang... Read more

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Rush of Blood

Rush of Blood (Paperback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 25/04/2013
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Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder...Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But... Read more

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The Bones Beneath - Tom Thorne Novels 12 (Hardback)

by Mark Billingham

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 22/05/2014
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The Deal Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put... Read more

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