Thursday, October 8, 2009

DEATH MESSAGE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
DEATH MESSAGE

A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE
BY MARK BILLINGHAM

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Thorne looked at the picture, feeling the pulse quicken at the side of his neck. There were times when he couldn't see what was staring him in the face, but this, for better or worse, was his area of expertise. Thorne knew a dead man when he saw him.

Delivering the "death message." That's what cops call those harrowing moments when they must tell someone that a loved one has been killed. Now Detective Investigator Tom Thorne is receiving messages of his own: photographs of murder victims sent to his cell phone.

Who are the victims? Who is sending the photographs? And why is he sending them to Tom Thorne? The answer lies in the detective investigator's past, with a man he had once sent to prison for life. But even behind bars, the most dangerous psychopath Thorne has ever faced is still a master at manipulating others to do his dirty work for him. And Thorne must act fast because the photos keep on coming, and the killer's next target is someone the detective investigator knows very well. . . .

'Dark humour and even darker crime. Death Message is by far the best book yet in a series going from strength to strength.' Sydney Morning Herald
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Death Message is the unforgettable new entry in the suspense series featuring Tom Thorne, “the next superstar detective” (Lee Child), from Mark Billingham, one of Britain’s most compelling and talented crime writers. Billingham, the author of In the Dark and Buried, delivers a chilling thriller that begins with a body and a phone line, both of which are dead. Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. Mark Billingham is the author of eight novels, including Sleepyhead, Scaredy Cat, Lazybones (winner of the UK's 2005 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award), The Burning Girl, Lifeless, and Buried—all Times (London) bestsellers—as well as his latest stand-alone thriller, In the Dark. For the creation of the Tom Thorne character, Billingham received the 2003 Sherlock Award for Best Detective created by a British writer. He has previously worked as an actor and stand-up comedian on British television and still writes regularly for the BBC. He lives in London with his wife and two children.Mark lives in North London with his wife and two children.

SLEEPYHEAD was an instant bestseller in the UK. It has been sold widely throughout the world and was published in the USA in the summer of 2002.

Though still occasionally working as a stand-up comic, Mark now concentrates on writing the series of crime novels featuring London-based detective Tom Thorne. The second novel, SCAREDY CAT was published in July 2002 and was followed by LAZYBONES, THE BURNING GIRL, LIFELSS, BURIED, DEATH MESSAGE and the standalone thriller, IN THE DARK. The latest novel, BLOODLINE was published in August 2009. Mark is currently writing the next Tom Thorne novel called “From The Dead” and at work on the next in a series of thrillers for children –TRISKELLION– written under the pseudonym Will Peterson.

GIVEAWAY
WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK?
THANKS TO KYLE AND GOOD PEOPLE
AT HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHING, I HAVE

3 COPIES OF THIS FABULOUS BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
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58 comments:

Bethie said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi015 at aol dot com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

+1 Lazybones

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

tanya904 said...

One of his other books is In The Dark
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tanya904 said...

I would like to read Bloodline
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Sheila said...

Please enter me. He also wrote the book Buried.
ludeluh at yahoo dot com

bekki1820cb said...

He wrote Scaredy Cat as well! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

bekki1820cb said...

I really want to read The Burning Girl! I know it sounds creepy...but I like creepy. bekki1820cb@gmail.com

Linda K said...

Mark also wrote Lazybones. I will add him to my list of authors to check out.

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Chelsea said...

Scaredy Cat looks interesting.


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--Chelsea

Chelsea said...

By the title alone, The Burning Girl looks like it could be a good read.

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--Chelsea

Glenn said...

Haven't read any of Mark's books but I love suspense thrillers. I'd read The Burning Girl just from hearing the title. Thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

rubynreba said...

He also wrote Sleepyhead.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

I'd like to read In the Dark.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Mash1195 said...

Sounds like a page turner, can't put down read, my type of book. Please enter me.

Mash1195 said...

+1 Another book written by him is "Buried"

Mash1195 said...

+1 After going to his site, I would want to first read "Sleepyhead" and then continue the series. Added all of them to my TBR list, guess fall cleaning is going to be postponed.

Searcher said...

It's October so the book I picked that he had also written is Scaredy Cat.

Thanks,
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Searcher said...

Never read any of Billingham's books but would love to discover another suspense author.

Thanks,
LooseEnds AT Snet DOT Net

kalynnick said...

One book is Lazybones.

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

kalynnick said...

One book is Lazybones

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

Shirley said...

Lazybones was one of his books.

Shirley said...

I haven't read him before but The Burning Girl intrigues me.

Luanne said...

:-( this is my sad face Karen. I love this author, but live in Canada...

Shirley said...

I tweeted here ->http://twitter.com/PlumBushCottage.

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etirv said...

Mark Billingham also wrote In the Dark.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I would like to read Sleepyhead because in this book, Mark presents a variation on the serial killer.

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristi said...

He also wrote Scaredy Cat.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kristi said...

Lazybones sounds like a good one.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

MJ said...

I'd like to read Burning Girl.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Anonymous said...

He wrote In the Dark.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

bekki1820cb said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/bekki1820cb/status/4797269174

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Kristi said...

I tweeted - http://twitter.com/kherbrand/statuses/4779791888

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Beth (BBRB) said...

He also wrote Lazybones

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Sleepyhead is another book that he's written.

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nfmgirl said...

Sleepyhead is also a book I'd love to read, based on the title only. It brings back warm, fuzzy feelings of childhood!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
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Jaime said...

One of his other books was Lifeless
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Jaime said...

No, I haven't read any YET. I would love to read Lifeless
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Jolynn said...

I love suspense books.
Jolynn_Reads at yahoo.com

Jolynn said...

Another book he wrote is Lifeless
Jolynn_Reads at yahoo.com

Jolynn said...

I haven't read any of his books. The I thought looked good from the title is Buried.
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Rebecca N. said...

Scaredy Cat is another book he has written

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Rebecca N. said...

I think the book Scaredy Cat sounds the best...could be because I Halloween on my mind though lol!

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

Rebecca N. said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted!

imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/4870457766

gaby317 said...

One of his earlier novels is called Sleepyhead.

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

ossmcalc said...

Mark Billingham also wrote Scaredy Cat.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I have not read any of his books but would like to read his book Sleepyhead. I am curious as to what is suspenseful about being a Sleepyhead.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/5062471205

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

CherylS22 said...

Another Mark Billingham book is "Buried"
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CherylS22 said...

The book that sounds most interesting to me is "Sleepyhead".
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Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of his books, but Scaredy Cat sounds interesting to me.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

twifanheather said...

Another book he wrote is Lifeless.

twifanheather said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/_HeatherAnne_/status/5168814595

twifanheather said...

I haven't read any of his books, but The Burning Girl sounds really good!!

yadgirl said...

Mark Billingham wrote the book "
Lazybones."

yadgirl said...

I haven't read any books by MARK BILLINGHAM, but I think I'd like "Scaredy Cat."

Carol M said...

He wrote Lazybones.
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Carol M said...

I haven't read any of his books.
Scaredy Cat sounds good

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