“Billingham is one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today.” Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl
The Dying Hours
978-0-8021-2268-1 • $15.00 • Paperback • June 2014
“The joy here comes from watching Thorne work under the radar while on the hunt for a killer who proves to be extremely clever and really, really mean.” New York Times Book Review Mark Billingham discusses The Dying Hours
The Dying Hours is the gripping eleventh novel in Billingham’s Inspector Tom Thorne series. Newly demoted after stepping out of line once too often, and struggling to adjust, Thorne becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London is something more sinister. His concerns are dismissed by the murder squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone. Now, unable to trust anybody, Thorne risks losing those closest to him as well as endangering those being targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before. A man with nothing to lose and a growing list of victims, a man who appears to have the power to make people take their own lives.
“The Dying Hours’s relentless pace doesn’t slow down until the last word, proving why Billingham continues to be a bestseller in Great Britain.” The Sun Sentinel
“Billingham is fiendishly clever about subverting our expectations . . . But the hunt is what drives The Dying Hours, and it comes to a breathtaking and surprising climax, with the last sharp twist saved for the final pages.” Tampa Bay Times