The Killing Habit - A Tom Thorne Novel
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Mark Billingham is one of the UK’s top crime writers. His books have sold over 5 million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-five languages.
With Love Like Blood, a #5 Sunday Times bestseller in the UK, Billingham brought back his hit series character DI Tom Thorne and paired him up for the first time with the straight-laced DI from Die of Shame. In the new novel, The Killing Habit, he brings the unlikely but compelling duo back together again.
Billingham is beloved among the crime community. For Die of Shame he did events along the East Coast with Lee Child, Karin Slaughter, Laura Lippman, Michael Connelly, and Joseph Finder—most of whom have blurbed him, as have Gillian Flynn, George Pelecanos and others. He is also a Bouchercon regular, appearing at the 2017 convention in Toronto.
In the Dark, a 4-part BBC adaptation of Billingham’s novel of the same name combined with Time of Death, aired in the UK in summer 2017 to a flurry of publicity. Billingham was featured in the first episode of a new true crime documentary series in the UK called “Written in Blood” to talk about the inspiration for Love Like Blood. The episode aired in September 2017 on CBS Reality and has reached over 6.64 million viewers. A BBC adaptation of Rush of Blood is also under development.