The Dying Hours

The Dying Hours

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Its been twenty five years since Tom Thorne last went to work wearing the Queens cloth but now having stepped out of line once too often hes 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780802121486
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Billingham, Mark
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 24 cm


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Dec 06, 2017

Thorne #11

rb3221 Nov 13, 2016

A flowing easy to read suspense where Thorne, now back in uniform after bucking authority too much in the last novel is still trying to do it himself with some help from a few of his police friends. But his usual obsession and compulsion to solve the case jeopardizes himself, his friends and as usual totally upsets his superiors. Exactly what you expect from Thorne.
It is an exciting and overall a good solid twisting plot as more murders keep showing up. Perhaps not the best Thorne saga but well worth reading with the last line as a possible foreboding.

May 10, 2014

Reads like a book written in too much haste, e.g. two characters have the same first name (Jenny)..

Nov 26, 2013

This is a wonderful series and another good addition to it.

Oct 21, 2013

Good read.


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