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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Once again the story gets you going with its content and its characters Billingham knows his subject very well.Will read more,
Published 7 months ago by James Murray

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3.0 out of 5 stars Love the stories, but read the first story before somewhere?
Always a big fan and have bought every novel to date, this one is as good as ever, but I've read the first story before...must have been reissued. Would have been nice to be aware of that before I bought it though.
Published 8 months ago by cus


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3.0 out of 5 stars Love the stories, but read the first story before somewhere?, 29 Dec 2013
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Always a big fan and have bought every novel to date, this one is as good as ever, but I've read the first story before...must have been reissued. Would have been nice to be aware of that before I bought it though.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Let down, 19 Jan 2014
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Very disappointing. I'm a Billingham fan but this was far from his usual standards. Can't wait for the next Thorne instalment so I can forget this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short stories, 31 Jan 2014
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BIT disappointing.One story was just an extract from one of his books and one story was just bizarre. Not sure where Thorne was in last story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tom Thorne usually a good read., 5 Jan 2014
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Have enjoyed every on of Mark Billingham's books, but the short stories were really not up to scratch for me,.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the norm, 28 Mar 2014
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As a Mark Billingham fan I was disappointed with the style of writing in this short stories book but couldn't of not read it
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read, 20 Feb 2014
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Once again the story gets you going with its content and its characters Billingham knows his subject very well.Will read more,
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Thorny Rogue, 6 Feb 2014
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Always enjoy a Thorne novel, and I think I always will, he's an endearing tongue and a pleasure to delve into his sometimes macabre world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 Jan 2014
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Mark Billingham on top form, proving he's a master of short crime fiction as well as novels. Enjoyed these a lot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thorne at Christmas, 2 Dec 2013
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I have no idea why it took me so long to discover Mark Billingham, but, this year, I finally got around to reading some of the Tom Thorne books and I love them. If you have, as I am sure you must have, discovered Thorne earlier than me, then you will have some idea of what is in this ebook, containing two short stories. Obviously, this will not be full of jolly seasonal spirit, but there is some light among the darkness. We have unrequited love, gangsters, some suspicious suicides and, oh yes, Santa found dead under the tree...

Billingham captures perfectly the way that the Christmas season makes everything more extreme. People who go to work that day rather than stay at home to have their personal failures magnified, the feeling of loss and lonliness that many experience. Of course, Thorne is his usual, slightly grumpy, argumentative self. Personally, I wouldn't have him any other way. Just be aware that this is a short read - it probably took me about twenty minutes from start to finish. As Mark Billingham has become one of my favourite crime authors, I really enjoyed this, and I am sure that I will read it again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 11 July 2014
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not enough stories
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