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Mark Billingham

UK (1961 - )

aka Will Peterson
Anthologies edited
The Best New British Mysteries Volume II
Non fiction
Great Lost Albums (2014) (with David Quantick, Stav Sherez and Martyn Waites)
Great Lost Albums
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Scaredy Cat
BCA Crime Thriller of the Year Best Novel nominee (2006) : Lifeless

Mark Billingham recommends
Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood (2004)
(Frank Elder, book 1)
John Harvey
"A gripping and powerfully atmospheric thriller from a writer at the very top of his game. It's quite simply the best thing Harvey's written yet."
Ash and Bone
Ash and Bone (2005)
(Frank Elder, book 2)
John Harvey
"A gripping and powerfully atmospheric thriller from a writer at the very top of his game."
The Broken Shore
The Broken Shore (2005)
(Broken Shore, book 1)
Peter Temple
"This is crime writing at its very best, discovering Peter Temple has been the highlight of my year."
Last Rituals
Last Rituals (2007)
(Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, book 1)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
"Dark, deep and icy as an Icelandic fjord; this is a rich and rewarding debut novel of ancient mysteries and very modern murder."
Flesh House
Flesh House (2008)
(Logan McRae, book 4)
Stuart MacBride
"Fierce, unflinching... crime fiction of the highest order."
The Twilight Time
The Twilight Time (2008)
(Anna Cameron, book 1)
Karen Campbell
"Enough pace and atmosphere to give the likes of Denise Mina a run for their money."
City of Dreadful Night
City of Dreadful Night (2010)
(Brighton, book 1)
Peter Guttridge
"Gritty, compeling and meticulously researched."
Long Reach
Long Reach (2011)
(Eddie Savage, book 1)
Peter Cocks
"Powerful, compelling stuff that pulls no punches."
The Doll's House
The Doll's House (2013)
(Detective Inspector Philip Brennan, book 5)
Tania Carver
"Seriously scary."
Absence of Light
Absence of Light (2013)
(Charlie Fox)
Zoë Sharp
"Zoë Sharp and Charlie Fox both kick ass."
The Killing of el Nio Jesus
The Killing of el Nio Jesus (2013)
(Chief Inspector Max Cámara)
Jason Webster
"A series that just gets better and better. Each Max Cámara novel is a treat to savour."
The Verdict
The Verdict (2014)
Nick Stone
"London now has its own John Grisham."
The Gentle Assassin
The Gentle Assassin (2014)
Ryan David Jahn
"Jahn just gets better and better. He's a writer not to be missed."

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