Die of Shame

Mark Billingham (Author)

Product Details

$26.00  $23.92
Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date
June 07, 2016
6.3 X 1.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel and also won the Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British writer. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and have sold over four million copies. He lives in London.


Praise for Die of Shame

One of Strand Magazine's top ten books of 2016

Longlisted for the 2017 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

"Before turning to writing crime fiction full time 15 years ago, Billingham was a TV writer, actor and standup comedian. In those prior professions, he seems to have honed a beautiful sense of timing. Die of Shame is all about exquisitely controlled revelation that builds suspense and keeps the reader guessing, and second-guessing."--Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times

"Brilliant . . . A read-till-you-drop psychological mystery driven by some of the most intriguing characters you'll meet."--Globe & Mail (Toronto)

"A laser-sharp focus on the world's worst therapy group . . . A boiling Petri dish of alliances forged, strained, and broken amid the background of nonstop, sometimes knife-edged conflict. The solution, when it arrives, is satisfying enough. But it's the group portrait of the Monday-night therapy group, the most mismatched set of intimates since your own last family gathering, that lingers longest in the memory."--Kirkus Reviews

"Shifting between past group sessions and Tanner's present-day investigation, Billingham builds a complex plot that is as much a whodunit as it is an examination of addiction and the lies people tell themselves to survive."--Publishers Weekly

"Very cleverly constructed . . . A terrific and unconventional addition to Billingham's oeuvre, packed with colourfully drawn, wittily observed characters who never lapse into stereotypes."--Irish Independent

"Billingham skillfully layers the deceits and betrayals concealing a satisfying twist. A must-read for Val McDermid fans."--Booklist

"Mark Billingham is an outstanding writer of character-driven suspense, and Die of Shame is his best book yet . . . A complex, satisfying read!"--Carol Schneck Varner, Schuler Books, Michigan

Praise for Mark Billingham:

"Billingham is one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today."--Gillian Flynn

"Billingham is a world-class crime writer."--Karin Slaughter

"With each of his books, Mark Billingham gets better and better. These are stories and characters you don't want to leave."--Michael Connelly

"Billingham is one of the best crime novelists working today."--Laura Lippman

"Mark Billingham has brought a rare and welcome blend of humanity, dimension, and excitement to the genre."--George Pelecanos