Their Little Secret: A Tom Thorne Novel


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Atlantic Monthly Press
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6.3 X 9.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel and also won the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Created by a British Author. His books, which include the critically acclaimed Tom Thorne series, have been translated into twenty-five languages and have sold over six million copies. He lives in London.


Praise for Their Little Secret:

"This is a fantastic thriller, combining a gripping plot and lead characters of remarkable depth. Billingham is a multiple-award winner, and his books have sold more than six million copies. Readers who grab this one but aren't familiar with its predecessors will be seeking them out. A series to savor." --Booklist (starred review)

"Billingham's outstanding 16th procedural featuring Det. Insp. Tom Thorne (after 2018's The Killing Habit) finds Thorne on duty with a team responsible for assessing whether sudden deaths are suspicious when Philippa Goodwin jumps in front of a train in the London Underground... The twisted plot unfolds gradually, with a maximum of suspense. Billingham never strains credulity in this thoughtful page-turner." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Mark Billingham's Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is akin to Ian Rankin's John Rebis and Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole: a deeply flawed character with a plethora of personal and professional problems, but a damned fine investigator in his own way...With lots of surprises and some very crisp, staccato storytelling, it's impossible to put down Their Little Secret." --BookPage

"Billingham does an exquisite job of keeping readers guessing...If you aren't familiar with the author or his protagonist, or if you have been away from the series for a bit, Their Little Secret is a terrific place to jump on the Billingham bandwagon." --Bookreporter

Praise for The Killing Habit:

Another compulsively readable blend of satire, crime fiction motifs, and the occasional quirky, violent interlude in a tale that will satisfy [Billingham's] current fans and attract new ones."--Booklist

As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter.--Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

[The Killing Habit] shows why Billingham stands at the forefront of British crime authors. --Publishers Weekly

Mark Billingham has provided us with yet another temptation for a one-sit reading...If you're not already on board Billingham's (almost) annual visit to Thorne's world, you should jump on now. --Bookreporter

This is the 15th novel featuring Thorne, and neither he nor Billingham show signs of fatigue. One of the great series of British crime fiction continues.--Times (London)

Praise for Mark Billingham and the Tom Thorne series:

"Morse, Rebus, and now Thorne. The next superstar detective is already with us--don't miss him."--Lee Child

"Billingham is a world-class writer and Tom Thorne is a wonderful creation. Rush to read these books."--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

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