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The Dying Hours - Tom Thorne Novels (Hardback)

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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. 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.

Unable to trust anyone, Thorne must risk losing those closest to him.He must gamble with the lives of those targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before. A man with nothing to lose and a growing list of victims. A man with the power to make people take their own lives.

Tom Thorne returns in Billingham's most compelling thriller to date. The Dying Hours is a haunting portrait of London's dark heart, and the darker heart of a twisted killer bringing terror to its streets.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781847444233
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 165 x 235 x 37 mm


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Expertly crafted, with a nicely judged build-up of tension and a slam-dunk ending. The Dying Hours is a terrific read * Guardian *
A quality plot and plenty of cracking dialogue * Morning Star *

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“Like a reunion with an old friend”

The Dying hours is Mark Billingham’s 11th novel featuring Tom Thorne.
I have read all of them and so a new novel is like a reunion with an old friend but if this is your first Mark Billingham novel then do not be put... More

Hardback edition
19th June 2013
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“The maverick is back...”

It was a very real sense of anticipation that I embarked on reading The Dying Hours, the latest instalment of the hugely successful D.I. Tom Thorne series. Having been disappointed by the standalone, Rush of Blood,... More

Hardback edition
16th June 2013
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“Thorne is a thorny issue.”

Rather like Ian Rankin's Rebus Billingham's character is like a persistent stitch in one's side, difficult to ignore, hard to get rid of and there for a reason. The reason being that like Rebus, Thorne... More

Paperback edition
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5th March 2015
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