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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library M BIL (Text) 33500013078886 New Checked out 10/31/2019
Moorhead Public Library M BIL (Text) 33500013078878 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802147363
  • ISBN: 0802147364
  • Physical Description: 386 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.

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General Note:
First published in Great Britain in 2019 by Little, Brown.
Summary, etc.:
"When DI Tom Thorne is called to conduct a routine assessment at the site of a suicide, he expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station, where a woman named Philippa Goodwin threw herself in front of an underground train, Thorne inexplicably senses something awry and feels compelled to dig deeper. He soon discovers that she was the victim of a callous con-man who preys on vulnerable women, and whose deception plunged Philippa to her end. Thorne enlists DI Nicola Tanner to help him track down the swindler and bring him to justice. But the detective duo gets more than they bargained for when a young man's bludgeoned body turns up on the shore of a nearby seaside town. The two cases come together in a way that neither of the detectives could have foreseen"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* London Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is summoned to what he thinks will be a routine suicide call. A young woman named Phillippa Goodwin threw herself in front of a train. It just doesn't seem right to Thorne, so he digs a little deeper. He learns the young women had been ruthlessly conned to the point that she decided to end her own life. Tracking down the con man is a daunting task, so Thorne pulls in another DI, Nicola Tanner, to partner with him. The pair share a tragedy in the past, but they keep painful memories at bay with a combination of alternately self-deprecating and insulting banter. Next up: a young man's battered body is found at a nearby oceanside town. Soon enough the detectives connect the young man and the suicide. The obsession and madness at the core of the case are unexpected and frightening. This is a fantastic thriller, combining a gripping plot and lead characters of remarkable depth. Billingham is a multiple-award winner, and his books have sold more than six million copies. Readers who grab this one but aren't familiar with its predecessors will be seeking them out. A series to savor. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mark Billingham

has twice won the Theakston Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel and also won the Sherlock Award for "Best Detective Created by a British Author." His books, which include the critically acclaimed Tom Thorne series, have been translated into twenty-five languages and have sold over six million copies. He lives in London.

Subject: Thorne, Tom (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > England > Fiction.
Women > Crimes against > Fiction.
Suicide victims > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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