The Last Dance (Paperback)
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The Last Dance (Paperback)

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Published: 18/01/2024
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The bestselling crime novelist and creator of Thorne introduces Detective Declan Miller in the first of an enthralling new series set on the mean streets of Blackpool.

Shortlisted for the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2024

Meet Detective Miller: unique, unconventional, and criminally underestimated. He's a detective, a dancer, he has no respect for authority ­- and he's the best hope Blackpool has for keeping criminals off the streets. Meet Detective Declan Miller.

A double murder in a seaside hotel sees a grieving Miller return to work to solve what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Just why were two completely unconnected men taken out?

Despite a somewhat dubious relationship with both reality and his new partner, can the eccentric, offbeat Miller find answers where his colleagues have found only an impossible puzzle?

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408726358
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Readers rejoice! A captivating new series from Mark Billingham, the very best in the business - Richard Osman

Funny, moving, and full of surprises, The Last Dance will delight Mark Billingham's old readers, and have new ones flocking to him in droves. An absolute treat. - Mick Herron

Billingham has clearly enjoyed the challenge of exploring new territory and portraying new characters. His fans may rest assured that his highly accomplished performance deserves a big fat ten. - The Times

Hard-headed yet big-hearted, DS Declan Miller will have you on the edge of your seat - screaming with laughter one moment and surprise the next. Billingham blends caustic humour, raw emotion and rollercoaster thrills. His new series is bursting with wit, charm and intriguing, complex characters. Save The Last Dance for when you want a fast, fresh and totally absorbing read. - Janice Hallett

Billingham's Tom Thorne series set the bar very high indeed, but The Last Dance is well up to standard - funny, moving and expertly plotted - Guardian

Billingham is back with the first instalment of a highly promising new series - Mail on Sunday

Brimming with wit, expertly paced, and wholly enjoyable - The Last Dance is a showcase of Billingham's exceptionally gifted storytelling. Mark Billingham is at his best! - Karin Slaughter

A gritty, engaging novel that balances light with dark, offering wit and wisdom in equal measure. Billingham's new lead detective, DS Miller, never misses a step when it comes to solving crime. - Nita Prose, author of The Maid

A captivating combination of humour, emotion, mystery and tension, The Last Dance is everything you could wish for in a new detective series. Sharp and funny, with hidden layers, just like Detective Declan Miller himself. - Andrea Mara

Fresh, funny, fantastic, this is the sickeningly talented Billingham at his best. - Abir Mukherjee

It is an unmitigated joy from the very first page to last - and reminds the world just why Billingham is one of Britain's greatest crime writers - Daily Mail

The author's first new series in 20 years is superb - he hits the spot again - Sun

DS Miller is a wonderfully warm and witty character who, at times, made this reader laugh out loud - Mirror

This captivating thriller is lighter in tone than the Thorne novels but no less enjoyable for that - Daily Express

This new post-Inspector Tom Thorn character from multi-award-winning author Mark Billingham is an absolute winner, and a hoot to boot - Irish Independent

Reliable crime-fiction veteran Billingham delivers gentle laughs and darker emotions in a pacey plot shaped by its unique location - The Oldie

This captivating story features a new Billingham character - DI Declan Miller, who is nothing if not eccentric . . . Superbly constructed, it underlines just how good a crime writer he is. - Daily Mail

A clever and engaging murder mystery - Canberra Weekly

An entertaining police procedural featuring a new investigator, DS Declan Millar. Billingham may have made him as miserable as his predecessor DI Tom Thorne but he provides a lot more jokes this time to lighten the novel - Literary Review (Books of the Year)

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Crime and Wine with Helen Fields and Mark Billingham

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“Excellent”

After the death of his wife,and ballroom partner Alex, Declan Miller is back at work.His got a new partner D.S Sara Xiu who is a heavy metal lover and they are investigating a double murder at the Sands Hotel of a... More

Hardback edition
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“I Loved This”

Declan Miller is an enthusiastic amateur ballroom dancer, and a detective sergeant in the Blackpool police. He is also a grieving widower following the murder of his wife just a few weeks earlier and should still be... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 10

“Promising - if the ‘jokes’ are pared back”

Thanks to The Pigeonhole for the read. Hmmm. An average detective story but, as the first book with a new set of characters from this author, I suspect this was more about introducing them and building the... More

Hardback edition
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