Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham, England. Having worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and stand-up comedian his first crime novel was published in 2001.
Sleepyhead was an instant bestseller in the UK. It has been sold widely throughout the world and was published in the USA in the summer of 2002. Since then, Gillingham has published a further nine novels (as of 2011) featuring London-based detective Tom Thorne.
1. Sleepy Head (2001)
2. Scaredy Cat (2002)
3. Lazybones (2003)
4. The Burning Girl (2004)
5. Lifeless (2005)
6. Buried (2006)
7. Death Message (2007)
8. Bloodline (2009)
9. From the Dead (2010)
10. Good as Dead (2011)
He is also the author of the standalone novel In The Dark as well as a series of childrens thrillers Triskellion - written under the pseudonym Will Peterson.
A television series based on the Tom Thorne novels will be screened on Sky One in Autumn 2010. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
This biography was last updated on 05/09/2011.
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