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Mark Billingham and Mark Hill

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Friday 9th June at 7pm, Shire Hall, Monmouth – Ticket £5

Mark Billingham and Mark Hill will talk about their thrillers. (Please note this is a change to the original plan as Christopher Brookmyre is no longer able to attend)Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston’s Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller, and Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne. In Love Like Blood DI Tom Thorne and DI Nicola Tanner investigate a series of brutal killings in London; it is billed as this year’s most shocking crime novel – and the most daring work yet from Mark.

Mark Hill is a full-time writer of novels and scripts. Formerly he was a journalist and a producer at BBC Radio 2 across a range of major daytime shows and projects. He has won two Sony Gold Awards. His debut novel, Two O’clock Boy debut is the gripping, twist-filled start to a fantastic new London-set crime thriller series starring morally corrupt DI Ray Drake.

Thirty years ago, the Longacre Children’s Home stood on a London street where once-grand Victorian homes lay derelict. There its children lived in terror of Gordon Tallis, the home’s manager. Then Connor Laird arrived: a frighteningly intense boy who quickly became Tallis’ favourite criminal helper. Soon after, destruction befell the Longacre, and the facts of that night have lain buried . . . until today. Now, a mysterious figure, the Two O’Clock Boy, is killing all who grew up there, one by one. DI Ray Drake will do whatever it take to stop the murders – but he will go even further to cover up the truth.