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Good As Dead

International Thriller Writers Award, 2012

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751544978

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 9th July 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

The tenth book in the Tom Thorne series, from bestselling author Mark Billingham.

‘Billingham’s most desperately gripping read yet’ Daily Mirror

Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagents on her way to work. It’s the last place she expects to be met with violence, but she is about to come face to face with a gunman.

The hostage-taker is desperate to know what happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody. By holding Helen at gunpoint, he will force a re-investigation into his son’s death. And one man knows the case better than any other – DI Tom Thorne.

As the body count rises, Thorne must race against time to bring a killer to justice and save a young mother’s life.

Taking place over three action-packed days, this is the fastest and most surprising Thorne thriller yet from Sunday Times bestseller Mark Billingham.

‘One of the great series of British crime fiction’ The Times

‘A new Mark Billingham is always a treat’ Susie Steiner


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


A rollercoaster of a read... confirms Billingham's status as one of the finest crime writers around
Daily Express
Taut and tense, with an unusually sympathetic hostage-taker
The Times
The best thrillers make you see familiar territory in a new light. Mark Billingham has always done that
Sunday Telegraph
With DI Tom Thorne's 10th outing, Mark Billingham proves he's a real contender for the title of the nation's top crime writer
Daily Mirror
Just as we become used to (and are perhaps wearying of) the influx of foreign crime novels, here comes Mark Billingham with a thoroughly British police thriller
Time Out
Utterly engaging... The series' page-turning credentials remain more than intact
Independent on Sunday Books of the Year