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Billingham, Mark. DEATH MESSAGE - Little,Brown & Co. 2007

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Death Message by Mark Billingham. 2007 - Little,Brown & Co.. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Death Message by Mark Billingham, published in 2007 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title Death Message
Author Mark Billingham
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2007
ISBN 9780316730525
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 376
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.7

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 silver 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 with some creasing to the spine.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £14.99. It has a little creasing to the edges.

Overall a very good 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

The first message sent to Tom Thorne's mobile phone was just a picture - the blurred image of a man's face, but Thorne had seen enough dead bodies in his time to know that the man was no longer alive. But who was he? Who sent the photograph? And why? While the technical experts attempt to trace the sender, Thorne searches the daily police bulletins for a reported death that matches the photograph. Then another picture arrives. Another dead man It is the identities of the murdered men which give Thorne his first clue, a link to a dangerous killer he'd put away years before and who is still in prison. With a chilling talent for manipulation, this man has led another inmate to plot revenge on everyone he blames for his current incarceration, and for the murder of his family while he was inside. Newly released, this convict has no fear of the police, no feelings for those he is compelled to murder. Now Tom Thorne must face one of the toughest challenges of his career, knowing that there is no killer more dangerous than one who has nothing left to lose.

Reviews of this title


'In a brilliantly constructed crime novel, Billingham explores ‘the terrible power of grief’ as well as the dark side of what police refer to as ‘The Job’ through his main man Tom Thorne, one of the most complex and plausible detectives on the fictional beat.'
Daily Mail

'Possibly his best novel yet.'
The Independent On Sunday

'Well-plotted, high quality stuff.'
The Guardian

'Taut, tense and disturbing.'
The Times

'Dark humour and even darker crime. Death Message is by far the best book yet in a series going from strength to strength.'
Sydney Morning Herald

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