The first corpse was found hooded, bound, and naked, kneeling ona bare mattress in a seedy hotel room. This was no ordinary murder but rather the work of a killer driven by something special, somethingspectacular. The fact that the dead man was a convicted rapist recently released from prison only increases the bizarre nature of the gruesome crime ... and the police's reluctance to apprehend the perpetrator. It's the body count that troubles Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, as brutal slaying follows brutal slaying, each victim more deserving than the last. Though he has no sympathy for the dead, Thorne knows he must put an end to a cruelly calculating vigilante's bloody justice before time runs out -- and a horrifically efficient serial killer targets a life worth fighting for.
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And while Billingham's comedic work is bitingly funny, his literary work is dark and grim, all the more noticeably so when he slips a bit of black humor into it.Jan 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Lazybones
The hook is sordid enough: Convicted London rapists are receiving teasingly seductive letters in jail, only to be lured after their release into most unpleasant deaths.May 28 2004 | Read Full Review of Lazybones
Readers might have been forgiven for wondering if Mark Billingham's first Tom Thorne novel, SLEEPYHEAD, was perhaps a one-book wonder.| Read Full Review of Lazybones
The body of a recently released rapist is found sodomized, strangled, and posed on a mattress in a room in a seedy flophouse near Paddington Station (note to the author: When was the last time you visited Paddington.It's gone quite upscale.| Read Full Review of Lazybones
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