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Billingham, Mark. RUSH OF BLOOD - Little,Brown & Co. 2012

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Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham. 2012 - Little,Brown & Co.. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham, published in 2012 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title Rush of Blood
Author Mark Billingham
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2012
ISBN 9781847444219
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 387
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.68

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 not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

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

Perfect strangers.

A perfect holiday.

The perfect murder...

Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves.

When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don't always like what they find: buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some dark secrets, hidden kinks, ugly vices...

Then, a second girl goes missing.

Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?

A brilliantly plotted, utterly gripping thriller about the danger of making friends on holiday, Rush of Blood is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.

Reviews of this title

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Hugely effective and entertaining . . . many twists and shocks (The Times)

The suspense is expertly built...the perfect ending to an extremely gripping book (Daily Express)

Very effective...excellent stuff (Daily Mail)

Billingham ratchets up the tension, with a twist-filled climax that shows exactly why he's one of the UK's leading crime writers (Shortlist)

A superbly plotted book (Reader's Digest)

Dialogue is perfectly pitched...It is a credit to Billingham's skill as a writer that his characters reveal so much to the reader when blethering around the dinner table while revealing so little to one another (Scotland on Sunday)

Page-turning...assertive crime writing (Good Book Guide)


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