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Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a new series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death will be broadcast on BBC1 in 2017. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.
A read-till-you-drop psychological mystery * Globe and Mail * A great standalone novel * Queensland Times * A chilling story * Herald Sun * Jaw-dropping twists and turns that herald the climax of this immensely entertaining, masterfully constructed novel * Irish Times * A terrific and unconventional addition to Billingham's oeuvre * Irish Independent * A must read for Billingham fans or those keen to experience a gritty novel with heart and honesty * The Crime Warp * Gritty, thought provoking and utterly addictive - Die of Shame is an absolute must read for all crime fiction fans * Crime Thriller Girl * Die of Shame is a brilliant compassionate study of dysfunction... this is a very kind, very funny, very troubling book * Crime Fiction Fix * Mark Billingham is a very clever writer and all the characters in this book are rounded and credible * Literary Review * Confirmation that Mark Billingham is now one of the most assured thriller writers around * Reader's Digest * One of the best crime novels of the year so far. Shocking, frightening, gripping * Sunday Irish Independent * The interplay between the six [characters] is highly entertaining * The Times * An insightful study into the darkness of addiction, driven by strong characters, and dripping with the black humour that's Billingham's trademark * Sunday Mirror * This is an intriguing set up, involving a cast of suspects where everyone has something to hide -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times * An awesome thriller * Heat * Intense, voyeuristic and loaded with popular culture, this unashamed good read is sure to prove a hit. * Sun * One of his most unconventional, intriguing and entertaining books -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * Perfectly pitched and elegantly plotted, it has all Billingham's hallmarks, and should not be missed * Daily Mail *