Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death was broadcast on BBC1. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.
One of the great series of British crime fiction - The TimesMark Billingham is a damn fine storyteller whose thrilling books always satisfy - Karin SlaughterMark Billingham is one of the greatest writers in this, or any other genre - Steve Cavanagh[Thorne is] One of the most compelling figures in contemporary crime fiction - Daily Mail