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Billingham, Mark. LIFELESS - Little,Brown & Co. 2005- SIGNED

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Lifeless by Mark Billingham. 2005 - Little,Brown & Co.. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Lifeless by Mark Billingham, published in 2005 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title Lifeless
Author Mark Billingham
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2005
ISBN 0316727520
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 373
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.65

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and white lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99. It has very slight surface marks.

The book is signed by the author on the title page with no dedication.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Mark Billingham

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.

Sleepyhead was an instant bestseller in the UK. It has been sold widely throughout the world and was published in the USA in the summer of 2002.

Though still occasionally working as a stand-up comic, Mark now concentrates on writing the series of crime novels featuring London-based detective Tom Thorne. The second novel, Scaredy Cat was published in July 2002 and was followed a year later by Lazybones.

Mark lives in North London with his wife and two children.

Synopsis of this title

To friends and enemies alike, it looks as though Tom Thorne’s career is on the skids. Depressed by the recent loss of his father and berated for seriously overstepping the mark on his last case, he’s been encouraged to take ‘gardening’ leave. For an ambitious detective - especially one without so much as a window box - it’s a fairly dire situation.

But not as dire as the situation for London’s homeless. Three men, sleeping rough on streets paved with anything but gold, have been found murdered - each victim kicked to death with a £20 note pinned to their chest. Were these men just random alcoholics, junkies and jetsam? Or were they targeted for a reason?

Thorne is perfectly placed to find out, and is seconded to the streets. Not as a policemen on the beat, but as one of life’s rejects. It fits: he looks the part - and feels it as well. In a harsh and harrowing netherworld, with its own rules and moral code, Thorne discovers the horrifying link between the homeless victims and the perpetrators of a fifteen year old atrocity. Those that know are saying nothing. But the word on these streets is that the killer is a cop. A policeman, it seems, was sniffing around long before Thorne came on the scene…

Reviews of this title


'Mark Billingham is now writing as well as anyone in Britain.'--The Times

'Billingham knows just how to entertain.'-- Esquire

'One of the most visceral and trenchant writers on the overcrowded British crime scene.'--Daily Express

'Strong, subversive stuff which misses no opportunity to put the boot into establishment targets.'--Literary Review

'Billingham’s breakthrough was inevitable.'--Sunday Express

'Billingham’s evocation of London’s homeless community with its own rules and mores is authentic and disturbing.'--Daily Mail

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