Tom Thorne

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Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by a skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel and is aware of everything going on around her, but is completely unable to move or communicate. Her condition is called Locked-In Syndrome.

In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police believe the killer made his first mistake.

Then D.I. Tom Thorne discovers the horrifying truth; it isn't Alison who is the mistake, it's the three women already dead. "An appropriate margin of error" is how their killer dismisses them, and Thorne knows they are unlikely to be the last. For the killer is smart, and he's getting his kicks out of toying with Thorne as much as he is pursuing his sick fantasy. Thorne knows immediately he's not going to catch the killer with simple procedure. But with little more than gut instinct and circumstantial evidence to damn his chief suspect, anesthetist Jeremy Bishop, his pursuit of him is soon bordering on the unprofessional. Especially considering his involvement with Anne Coburn, Alison's doctor and Jeremy's close friend.

©2001 Original material 2001 Mark Billingham. Recorded by arrangement with Atlantic Monthly Press, a division of Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (P)2013 2013 HighBridge Company
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  • Volume 1 de la série

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  • Volume 2 de la série

    • Scaredy Cat

    • Tom Thorne, Book 2
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Robert Glenister
    • Durée : 6 h et 30 min
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    In a vicious, calculated murder, a victim is selected at Euston Station, followed home, and strangled in front of her child. When a second body is discovered, killed in the same way at King's Cross station, DI Tom Thorne comes to a horrifying conclusion: this is not one killer, but two.

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  • Volume 3 de la série

    • Lazybones

    • Tom Thorne, Book 3
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Robert Glenister
    • Durée : 6 h et 31 min
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    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?

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  • Volume 4 de la série

    • The Burning Girl

    • Tom Thorne, Book 4
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Roger Lloyd Pack
    • Durée : 5 h et 52 min
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    Jessica Clarke had been set alight 20 years ago. Her attacker, quickly tracked down and eager to confess, is still in jail, his career as a hitman for North London gangs now well behind him. So who is harassing Carol Chamberlain, the arresting officer, and claiming that he is one who burned the girl?

    Prix : 10,73 €

  • Volume 5 de la série

    • Lifeless

    • Tom Thorne, Book 5
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Robert Glenister
    • Durée : 6 h et 29 min
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    Tom Thorne's career is on the skids. Depressed by the recent loss of his father, berated for overstepping the mark on his last case, he's been 'encouraged' to take leave. It's a fairly dire situation. But not as dire as the situation for London's homeless. Three vagrants have been found murdered in the last month. Were they just random jetsam, or were they targeted for a reason?

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  • Volume 6 de la série

    • Buried

    • Tom Thorne, Book 6
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Robert Glenister
    • Durée : 7 h et 1 min
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    Luke Mullen, sixteen year old son of a former high-ranking police officer has disappeared, presumed kidnapped. While no-one quite dares to voice the fear that he could also be presumed dead, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is brought in to beef up the squad dedicated to locating the missing boy.

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  • Volume 7 de la série

    • Death Message

    • Tom Thorne, Book 7
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Robert Glenister
    • Durée : 6 h et 7 min
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    "Delivering the death message". That's what coppers call it when they have to tell someone that a loved one has been killed. Now DI Tom Thorne is receiving messages of his own: photos of murder victims sent to his mobile phone.

    Prix : 11,44 €

  • Volume 8 de la série

    • Bloodline

    • Tom Thorne, Book 8
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Mark Billingham
    • Durée : 9 h et 35 min
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    When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered 15 years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met and ended with seven women dead.

    Prix : 20,44 €

  • Volume 9 de la série

    • From the Dead

    • Tom Thorne, Book 9
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Mark Billingham
    • Durée : 10 h et 14 min
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    It has been a decade since Alan Langford's charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife, Donna, was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served 10 years in prison. But just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. The man she hates with every fibre of her being - the man she paid to have murdered - seems very much alive and well. How is it possible that her husband is still alive?

    Prix : 19,58 €

  • Volume 10 de la série

    • Good As Dead

    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Mark Billingham
    • Durée : 10 h et 43 min
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    The Hostage. Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand. The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody.

    Prix : 17,38 €

  • Volume 11 de la série

    • The Dying Hours

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Mark Billingham
    • Durée : 9 h et 13 min
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    A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.

    Prix : 17,38 €

  • Volume 12 de la série

    • The Bones Beneath

    • A Tom Thorne Novel
    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Mark Billingham
    • Durée : 9 h et 39 min
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    Tom Thorne is back in charge - but there's a terrifying price to pay. Stuart Nicklin, the most dangerous psychopath he has ever put behind bars, promises to reveal the whereabouts of a body he buried 25 years before. But only if Thorne agrees to escort him. Unable to refuse, Thorne gathers a team and travels to a remote Welsh island, at the mercy of the weather and cut off from the mainland. Thorne is determined to get the job done and return home before Nicklin can outwit them.

    Prix : 18,40 €

  • Volume 13 de la série

    • Time of Death

    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Mark Billingham
    • Durée : 10 h et 45 min
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    Discover one of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In The Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks. Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried. When family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town....

    Prix : 22,27 €

  • Volume 14 de la série

    • Love Like Blood

    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Avita Jay, Mark Billingham, Sagar Arya
    • Durée : 10 h et 51 min
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    As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner, Susan, is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft - and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.

    Prix : 20,44 €

  • Volume 15 de la série

    • The Killing Habit

    • De : Mark Billingham
    • Lu par : Mark Billingham
    • Durée : 11 h et 13 min
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    From number one best seller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case. How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill? We all know the signs. Cruelty, lack of empathy, the killing of animals. Now, pets on suburban London streets are being stalked by a shadow, and it could just be the start. DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of such offenders all too well, so when he is tasked with catching a notorious killer of domestic cats, he sees the chance to stop a series of homicides before they happen.

    Prix : 19,58 €