A bestselling British crime author, Mark Billingham was born in Birmingham and worked as an actor (his roles including playing the role of Gary in the cult hit children’s television series Maid Marion and Her Merry Men), TV writer and stand-up comedian before publishing his first novel Sleepyhead in 2001. The novel launched a successful series featuring the London detective Tom Thorne, going on to inspire an acclaimed television run for Sky One featuring David Morrissey and a BBC adaptation. Billingham is also the author of the standalone novels In The Dark, Rush Of Blood and Die Of Shame.
My name is Alice. I'm a police officer.
I'm trying to solve a murder on a psychiatric ward.
But I'm also a patient...
The masterfully plotted, haunting prequel to Sleepyhead, Cry Baby charts the very first gripping case of Billingham’s iconic detective Tom Thorne. Powerful, taut and filled with tightly woven suspense, Billingham gifts his readers with another impeccable psychological thriller, full of measured, ingenious twists.
The Tom Thorne Series in Order
Set in the heart of London’s metropolis, the series follows DCI Tom Thorne - a Tottenham supporter, country music fan and dedicated officer – and his partner DI Nicola Tanner as they face the legacy of a life on the criminal front-line.
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