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Billingham, Mark. BLOOD LINE - Little,Brown & Co. 2009

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Blood Line by Mark Billingham. 2009 - 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, Blood Line by Mark Billingham, published in 2009 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title Blood Line
Author Mark Billingham
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2009
ISBN 9781408700679
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 344
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.66

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 red 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

When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered fifteen years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met, and ended with seven women dead. When more bodies and more fragments of X-ray are discovered, Thorne has a macabre jigsaw to piece together until the horrifying picture finally emerges. A killer is targeting the children of Raymond Garvey's victims. Thorne must move quickly to protect those still on the murderer's list, but nothing and nobody are what they seem. Not when Thorne is dealing with one of the most twisted killers he has ever hunted...

Reviews of this title


'An efficient and fast-paced police procedural, technically superb from its gripping opening to its climax. Billingham, who knows exactly what he's doing with his material, has the recipe just right' Guardian

'The revelations about the killer are totally unexpected - and proof that Mark Billingham is still top of the tree' Express

'I found my heart racing as I read the last few chapters. I cannot remember the last time that happened to me while reading crime fiction...Tom Thorne is now definitely one of my favourite modern fictional detectives' The Bookbag.co.uk

'An intriguing mystery, a breathless climax and a sharp examination of family ties...tales of blood and badness don't come much better than this' Evening Standard

'Troubled hero DI Tom Thorne - for my money, the most convincing cop in British crime fiction' Telegraph

'Mark Billingham's previous novel showed how good he was without Thorne; Bloodline demonstrates his brilliance with him' The Times

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