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Die of Shame

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2017

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405527613

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 5th May 2016

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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You never know who’s watching . . .

Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about addiction. There they share their deepest secrets: stories of lies, regret, and above all, shame.

Then one of them is killed – and it’s clear one of the circle was responsible.

Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner quickly finds her investigation hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these people and their therapist together. So what could be shameful enough to cost someone their life?

And how do you find the truth when denial and deception are second nature to all of your suspects?

Full of betrayal, deceit and suspense, Die of Shame is the spectacular thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham.

‘Mark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in any genre’
Steve Cavanagh


The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is out now!


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
Intense, voyeuristic and loaded with popular culture, this unashamed good read is sure to prove a hit.
One of the best crime novels of the year so far. Shocking, frightening, gripping
Sunday Irish Independent
A chilling story
Herald Sun
Jaw-dropping twists and turns that herald the climax of this immensely entertaining, masterfully constructed novel
Irish Times
Gritty, thought provoking and utterly addictive - Die of Shame is an absolute must read for all crime fiction fans
Crime Thriller Girl
An awesome thriller
This is a read-till-you-drop psychological mystery driven by some of the most intriguing characters you'll meet
Globe and Mail
A must read for Billingham fans or those keen to experience a gritty novel with heart and honesty
The Crime Warp
The interplay between the six [characters] is highly entertaining
The Times
Die of Shame is a brilliant compassionate study of dysfunction... this is a very kind, very funny, very troubling book
Crime Fiction Fix
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
A terrific and unconventional addition to Billingham's oeuvre
Irish Independent
Confirmation that Mark Billingham is now one of the most assured thriller writers around
Reader's Digest
This is an intriguing set up, involving a cast of suspects where everyone has something to hide
Joan Smith, Sunday Times
Mark Billingham is a very clever writer and all the characters in this book are rounded and credible
Literary Review
A great standalone novel
Queensland Times