The Dying Hours
A fantastic, never-before-published Tom Thorne novel by England's crime king.It's been twenty-five years since Tom Thorne last went to work wearing the "Queen's cloth" but now, having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform. He's no longer a detective, and he hates it.Still... show more
A fantastic, never-before-published Tom Thorne novel by England's crime king.It's been twenty-five years since Tom Thorne last went to work wearing the "Queen's cloth" but now, having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform. He's no longer a detective, and he hates it.Still struggling to adjust, Thorne becomes convinced that a spate of suicides among the elderly in London are something more sinister. His concerns are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.Now, unable to trust anybody, Thorne risks losing those closest to him as well as endangering those being targeted by a killer unlike any he has hunted before. A man with nothing to lose and a growing list of victims. A man who appears to have the power to make people take their own lives.
Publish date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Tom Thorne (#11)
I've always wondered how many professional killers like to stage suicides. Purely on a intellectual curiosity basis of course. Honest.Mark Billingham's The Dying Hours is another in the successful run of Tom Thorn crime novels. In the last book, Thorn was bumped back down to uniform and is loving it...
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 ...
I have read a lot of crime fiction over the years, and Tom Thorne has remained at the top of my favourite detectives list for a long time. I couldn't wait to read this book and it started off well, but after 50 or so pages I lost all interest in the book and what was going on. I thought a while ago ...