Author(s): Mark Billingham


Someone - a woman or somebody pretending to be a woman - is writing to convicted rapists in prison, befriending them and then brutally killing them when they are released. DI Tom Thorne must discover the link between these killings and a murder/suicide that took place twenty-five years before; a tragedy to which the only witnesses were two small children, now adults and nowhere to be found...How can you escape a past that will do a lot more than just catch up with you? And how can Thorne catch a killer, when he doesn't really care about the victims?


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Winner of Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2005.

Mark Billingham is a stand-up comedian, appearing regularly at the Comedy Store. LAZYBONES won the inaugural Theakston's Old Peculier Award for the best crime novel of the year. He has also been awarded the 2003 Sherlock Award as the creator of the Best Detective created by a British writer. He has also written drama for children's television, including Knight School which won the Royal Television Society Award for best children's drama.

General Fields

  • : 9780751534276
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Sphere
  • : 0.245
  • : March 2004
  • : 178mm X 108mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Billingham
  • : Paperback
  • : JULY04
  • : 823.914
  • : 448
  • : Crime & mystery