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Billingham, Mark. IN THE DARK - Little,Brown & Co. 2008

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In The Dark by Mark Billingham. 2008 - Little,Brown & Co.. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, In The Dark by Mark Billingham, published in 2008 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title In The Dark
Author Mark Billingham
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2008
ISBN 9781408700693
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 370
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 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 light rubbing to the spine ends.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £14.99. It has minor wear to the upper edge.

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

A Deadly Crash

A rainy night in south London. A gun is fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement and ploughs into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is far more sinister…

A Dangerous Quest

One life is wiped out and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger; an ageing gangster planning a deadly revenge, and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. Two weeks away from giving birth, how will she deal with a world where death is an occupational hazard?

A Shocking Twist

In a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, anything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story’s final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come.

Reviews of this title


“In The Dark is not only a top-notch mystery but a moving exploration of grief. Many so-called literary novels achieve far less and are by no means as impressive.”
Evening Standard

“Billingham produces an astonishing final twist to complete his most ambitious and most accomplished book.”
Sunday Telegraph

“Ian Rankin had better look to his laurels – Mark Billingham is biting at his heels. Unmissable though the Thorne books are, this is the writer’s most ambitious work yet.”
Daily Express

“Mark Billingham has (I hope temporarily) set aside his compelling series featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne and given us instead In The Dark, a stunning novel demonstrating an even greater mastery of his craft.”
The Times

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