In the Dark

In the Dark

A Novel

Book - 2008
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"A stand-out thriller....[A] remarkable achievement."
--Chicago Sun-Times

Hailed as one of theUK's strongest contemporary thriller writers--the British Dennis Lehane--Mark Billingham may be the most exciting author to hit the noir fiction scene in years. With In the Dark, Billingham steps briefly away from his bestselling series featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne (Sleepyhead, Scaredy Cat, Lazybones, et al) and delivers a powerful story of cops, street gangs, and career criminals that twists and turns into dark, unexpected areas. In the Dark is a magnificent achievement by a modern master who's been compared enthusiastically to Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and George Pellacanos, and whose latest novel, Death Message, has recently been named the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2008.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780061432736
0061432733
Branch Call Number: M BILLINGH
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm.

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jrmm7
Oct 28, 2014

Excellent crime thriller. Nicely written and the twist wasn't obvious, for once! Based around Helen Weeks - we even get a brief glimpse of Tom Thorne. I actually preferred this book to the Thorne series.

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charlie2911
Jun 06, 2012

An excellent story of gang life and vicious organised crime in London ! - Well worth a read, even though it doesn't involve Billingham's best character, DI Tom Thorne

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