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Cry Baby

10 ratings

Summary

A full-cast, unabridged production of Cry Baby, the gripping prequel to Mark Billingham's acclaimed debut, Sleepyhead. Starring David Morrissey, Robert Glenister and a full cast of actors, with the narrator played by Mark Billingham. Cry Baby is the shocking first case for one of British crime fiction's most iconic detectives. It's 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow. So when seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Thorne vows he will not make the same mistake again. Cannot. The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne's sights. This case will be the making of him...or the breaking. Full cast list: Mark Billingham David Morrissey Robert Glenister Candida Gubbins Nathalie Buscombe Mandy Weston Rachel Atkins Rupert Farley Homer Todiwala Nigel Pilkington David John Will Kelly Glen McCready Bhavnisha Parmar Henley Ingall Luke Stoneham

©2020 Mark Billingham (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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Scaredy Cat

2 ratings

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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 to death in front of her child. At the same time, killed in the same way, a second body is discovered at the back of King's Cross station. And this grisly event eerily echoes the murder of two other women, stabbed to death months before on the same day.  Two killers working together. It is DI Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to the horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer the police are up against. This is two of them - and two killers are way more deadly than one.... 

©2002 Mark Billingham (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Sleepyhead

2 ratings

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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 neck. She can see, hear and feel, but she is completely unable to move or communicate. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police believe the killer's made his first mistake.  A killer unlike any other. Then DI Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth: it isn't Alison who is the mistake, it's the three women already dead.  A cop's worst nightmare. Thorne must find a killer whose agenda is disturbingly unique, and Alison, the one person who holds the key to the killer's identity, is unable to say anything.... 

©2001 Mark Billingham (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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From the Dead

1 rating

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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 to murder her husband and served 10 years in prison. But just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. The man she hates with every fibre of her being - the man she paid to have murdered - seems very much alive and well. How is it possible that her husband is still alive? Where is he? Who sent the photo, and why? DI Tom Thorne becomes involved in a case where nothing and no one are what they seem. It will take him much further from his London beat than he has ever been before - and closer to a killer who will do anything to protect his new life.

©2010 Mark Billingham Ltd. (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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The Killing Habit

2 ratings

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From multi-million-copy number one best seller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case. How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill? We've all heard about the signs: coldness, cruelty, mistreatment of animals. DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of a psychopath all too well, so when pets start disappearing on suburban London streets, he sees a chance to stop a future murderer. Others are less convinced, so Thorne relies on DI Nicola Tanner to help him solve the case, before the culprit starts hunting people. The journey brings them face to face with a killer who will tear their lives apart.

©2018 Mark Billingham (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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The Dying Hours

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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.

©2013 Mark Billingham Ltd (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Lifeless

Summary

A series of killings Three men, sleeping rough on London's mean streets, have been found brutally murdered - each victim kicked to death and found with a £20 note pinned to his chest. But were they killed at random, or were they targeted for a reason? A deadly mission Tom Thorne is posted to the same streets - working undercover, disguised as a homeless man. In a harsh and harrowing underworld, Thorne discovers the horrifying link between the homeless victims and the perpetrators of a 15-year-old atrocity.  A ruthless enemy Those who know are keeping quiet. But the word on these streets is that the killer is a cop....

©2005 Mark Billingham (P)2005 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
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Lazybones

Summary

A monster murdered. It's only 10 days since Douglas Remfry's release from prison, having served seven years for rape, and now he's dead: naked on a bare mattress in a grubby north London hotel room, his head hooded and his hands tied with a brown leather belt.   A deadly justice. Someone knew he was coming out. Someone wanted to mete out some punishment of his own.   A case no one wants solved. And when a second sex offender is found dead, DI Tom Thorne knows he has a vicious, calculating vigilante on his hands.

©2003 Mark Billingham (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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Their Little Secret

5 ratings

Summary

She says she's an ordinary mother. He knows a liar when he sees one.   Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling.  Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women.   A man who is about to change Sarah's life.  From number one, five-million-copy best seller Mark Billingham comes a breathless new thriller starring Thorne and Tanner that listeners will devour.   

©2019 Mark Billingham Ltd. (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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Buried

Summary

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 - a former police officer - knows all too well that the longer he is missing, the more likely he is to turn up dead.  A terrifying video Then Luke's parents receive an anonymous video. It shows their son, eyes wide with terror, as a man advances towards him holding a syringe.  A race against time DI Tom Thorne recognises a psychopath when he sees one. And the scene on the tape chills him to the bone - he knows that a child's life hangs in the balance and that every minute counts....

©2006 Mark Billingham (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: Not yet known
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Bloodline

3 ratings

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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 clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered 15 years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met and ended with seven women dead. When more bodies and more fragments of X-ray are discovered, Thorne has a macabre jigsaw to piece together until the horrifying picture finally emerges. A killer is targeting the children of Raymond Garvey's victims. Thorne must move quickly to protect those still on the murderer's list, but nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted....

©2009 Mark Billingham (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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The Bones Beneath

1 rating

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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 25 years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him. The Danger: Unable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can outwit them. The Deaths: But Nicklin knows this island well and has had time to plan ahead. Soon, new bodies are added to the old, and Thorne finds himself facing the toughest decision he has ever had to make.... Tom Thorne returns in this utterly gripping, brilliantly plotted thriller. The Bones Beneath is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.

©2014 Mark Billingham Ltd (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Mark Billingham
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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Love Like Blood

2 ratings

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From number one best seller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension, yet shockingly real. A bloody massage As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. A powerful ally Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. A conspiracy of silence As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.

©2017 Mark Billingham Ltd. (P)2017 Little Brown

Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible