Scaredy cat released in 2002 won the Sherlock Award for the best Detective Novel Created by a UK author and was also nominated for the crime writers Association Gold Dagger for the best crime novel of the year.
Scaredy cat released in 2002 won the Sherlock Award for the best Detective Novel Created by a UK author and was also nominated for the crime writers Association Gold Dagger for the best crime novel of the year. Lifeless, which was released in 2005 was nominated for the BCA Crime Thriller of the year Award in the following year 2006. Another novel tiled Lazybones won the Theakston’s Old peculiar Crime Novel of the year award in 2004, and later won the same award for his Death Message novel.
Mark Billingham became the first crime writer to win the Theakston's Old Peculier . Scaredy Cat (2002) won the Sherlock Award for "Best Detective Novel.
Mark Billingham became the first crime writer to win the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice when his novel Death Message won in 2009. He won this prestigious award against strong opposition including Reginald Hill, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Lee Child.
Praise for Mark Billingham: Billingham is a world-class crime writer and Tom Thorne is a wonderful creation. His novels Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne. Mark lives in North London with his wife and two children. Rush to read these books. Billingham is one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today. Billingham’s books are as compulsively readable as Michael Connelly’s. Billingham is a world-class crime writer and Tom Thorne is a wonderful creation.
It was a basic kind of place. Thick nylon carpets, a dart board, beer things with dyed blond hair . . Thick nylon carpets, a dart board, beer things with dyed blond hair and bad skin - who stared intently at the small television above the bar; and a wizened old man in a battered brown trilby who sat in the corner with a newspaper, half a Guinness and. A fierce-looking Alsatian at his feet.
Mark Billingham is one of England's best known and top-selling crime writers. His most recent book was a bestseller in the UK. He has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer.
This is the second book in Mark Billingham's series about Tom Thorne, detective extraordinaire. This one dates from 2002 and, apart from a few period references . Dixon's and teletext, it can easily be read as a contemporary police thriller. Indeed, the Tom Thorne series continues; the latest one, the 14th book, due in June 2017.
Scaredy Cat. Mark Billingham
Scaredy Cat. Mark Billingham. It is almost unthinkable that a single maniac would murder two women miles apart on the same day. Yet someone followed Carol Garner home from the train station and strangled her to death in front of her three-year-old son. And, afterwards, Ruth Murray died in a similar manner. The evidence is leading Detective Inspector Tom Thorne to a stunning conclusion: there isn't only one serial killer on the prowl, but a pair of them, working in tandem. And any corpse that turns up in the future just might be accompanied by a second.