The Demands

By Mark Billingham (Hardcover Book, 2012)
The Crime The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues - detective Tom Thorne.

The Demand Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.

The Twist What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he's put away...but will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of a grieving and potentially violent father?
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $24.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316126632

    • On Sale Date: 06/12/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Mulholland Books

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Trade Paperback

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The Crime The customers in a London convenience store are taken captive. Among them is young mother, Detective Helen Weeks. She is told her life depends on the co-operation of one of her colleagues - detective Tom Thorne.

The Demand Akhtar is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in prison. He is convinced the death was not an accident and forces the one man who knows more about the case than any other, Thorne, to re-investigate.

The Twist What Thorne discovers will upend everything he thought he knew about the fate of those he's put away...but will it be enough to fulfill the wishes of a grieving and potentially violent father?

Mark Billingham worked as an actor, a TV writer and a stand-up comedian before becoming one of the most critically acclaimed crime novelists in the world. He lives in North London with his wife and two children.

  • THE DEMANDS by Mark Billingham

  • "The tenth outing with London detective Tom Thorne starts out as a conventional hostage novel, but then skillfully explores guilt, cultural differences and injustice." (Florida Sun-Sentinel, 2012's Best Crime Fiction).

  • "Ingeniously constructed...this great novel should put Billingham in the same league as Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, John Harvey and Denise Mina. A breakthrough novel." (Kirkus (starred review)).

  • "A tightly plotted and suspenseful thriller sure to please fans of the genre." (Library Journal).

  • "One of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today." (Gillian Flynn).

  • "With each of his books, Mark Billingham gets better and better. These are stories and characters you don't want to leave." (Michael Connelly).

  • "Tom Thorne is the new superstar detective...Mark Billingham is the new-wave leader of crime fiction." (Lee Child).

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The Demands
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $24.99 US
  • Pages: 416
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316126632
  • On Sale Date: 06/12/2012
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