Mark Billingham





Mark Billingham


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Birmingham, England, The United Kingdom
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Also writes as Will Peterson with Peter Cocks.

Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. Having worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and stand-up comedian his first crime novel was published in 2001. Mark lives in North London with his wife and two children.

Average rating: 3.91 · 43,610 ratings · 3,246 reviews · 48 distinct works · Similar authors
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Lazybones (Tom Thorne, #3)

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Bloodline (Tom Thorne, #8)

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Lifeless (Tom Thorne, #5)

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Good As Dead (Tom Thorne, #10)

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In the Dark

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From the Dead (Tom Thorne, #9)

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Buried (Tom Thorne, #6)

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“Life isn’t fair. Fair is somewhere you go to ride the dodgems and win a goldfish. (from Rush of Blood)”
Mark Billingham

“London was a city of ghosts, some deader than others.
Thorne knew that in this respect, it wasn't unlike any other major city - New York or Paris or Sydney - but he felt instinctively that London was .... at the extreme. The darker side of that history, as opposed to the parks, palaces and pearly kings' side that made busloads of Japanese and American tourists gawk and jabber. The hidden history of a city where the lonely, the dispossessed, the homeless, wandered the streets, brushing shoulders with the shadows of those that had come before them. A city in which the poor and the plague-ridden, those long-since hanged for stealing a loaf or murdered for a shilling, jostled for position with those seeking a meal, or a score, or a bed for the night.
A city where the dead could stay lost a long time”
Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat

“He was a big man; fifty or so, with greased-back grey hair and an expression that looked as if it had been kicked into position.”
Mark Billingham, In The Dark

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