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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Mark Billingham arrives at the Archive

To celebrate the release of Mark Billingham's new Thorne thriller, The Killing Habit (available now in hardcover and eBook) the Archive will proudly be presenting an interview with the author himself over the coming weeks. And later this week I'll post my review of the new novel - I'm reading this book a little slower than usual.....Hey, it's hard to read with the World Cup in full swing you know...If Mark Billingham will release his books to coincide with the biggest footie tournament of them all then it's his fault. I'm currently half way through and already I can say that the book provides far more thrills than Germany managed in the cup. Yep, you can safely say that Thorne is on top striking form here.

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.

Others are less convinced, so once more, Thorne relies on DI Nicola Tanner to help him solve the case, before the culprit starts hunting people. It's a journey that brings them face to face with a killer who will tear their lives apart.

'A new Mark Billingham is always a treat and The Killing Habit hurls the reader straight into the action. Thoroughly enjoyable for being so very real' SUSIE STEINER

'Mark Billingham on superb form. A finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore and an ending that will chill your soul' CARA HUNTER

'An unconventional literary superstar' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'As ever with Billingham, a rich cast of characters and tense situations are marshalled with panache, leading to a final terrifying encounter' FINANCIAL TIMES
'Thorne is a terrific invention' IRISH INDEPENDENT

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