Love like blood / Mark Billingham.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham's riveting new novel Love Like Blood marks the return of series character Tom Thorne, "the next superstar detective" (Lee Child), as he pairs up with perfectionist detective inspector Nicola Tanner of Die of Shame on an investigation that ventures into politically sensitive territory. DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne's help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered and Tanner is convinced that it was a case of mistaken identity--that she was the real target. The murderer's motive might have something to do with Tanner's recent work on a string of cold-case honor killings she believes to be related. Tanner is now on compassionate leave but insists on pursuing the case off the books and knows Thorne is just the man to jump into the fire with her. He agrees but quickly finds that working in such controversial territory is dangerous in more ways than one. And when a young couple goes missing, they have a chance to investigate a case that is anything but cold. Racing towards a twist-filled ending, Love Like Blood is another feat of masterful plotting from one of Britain's top crime novelists"-- Provided by publisher.
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      "First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Little, Brown"--Title page verso.
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    • ABNT:
      BILLINGHAM, M. Love like blood. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. [s. l.]: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017. ISBN 9780802126535. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Billingham M. Love like Blood. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. Atlantic Monthly Press; 2017. Accessed August 4, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Billingham M. Love like Blood. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. Atlantic Monthly Press; 2017. Accessed August 4, 2020.
    • APA:
      Billingham, M. (2017). Love like blood (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Atlantic Monthly Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Billingham, Mark. 2017. Love like Blood. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. DI Tom Thorne Series. Atlantic Monthly Press.
    • Harvard:
      Billingham, M. (2017) Love like blood. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. Atlantic Monthly Press (DI Tom Thorne series). Available at: (Accessed: 4 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Billingham, M 2017, Love like blood, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., DI Tom Thorne series, Atlantic Monthly Press, viewed 4 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Billingham, Mark. Love like Blood. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Billingham, Mark. Love like Blood. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. DI Tom Thorne Series. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Billingham M. Love like blood [Internet]. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. Atlantic Monthly Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 4]. (DI Tom Thorne series). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 May #1

Billingham brings Detective Inspector Tom Thorne back (after Time of Death, 2015) for the fourteenth time in a team-up with DI Nicola Tanner from last year's stand-alone, Die of Shame. Tanner is on compassionate leave after the brutal murder of her partner, Susan. She fears the death sentence was actually meant for her because of her involvement in the Honour Crimes Unit. Determined to continue her investigations unofficially, she enlists Thorne's assistance. He finds his humanity sorely tested by the total lack of "honour" involved. Billingham's skillful plotting is everywhere in evidence here, and Thorne remains a compelling character, comparable to Connolly's Bosch and Rankin's Rebus. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 February #1

Series stalwart Tom Thorne helps DI Nicola Tanner (seen in 2016's Die of Shame) investigate when she loses her partner, Susan, to a brutal murderer Nicola believes was gunning for her. Look for promotion at ALA annual.

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LJ Reviews 2017 May #2

London DI Tom Thorne (Time of Death) returns for another absorbing installment in Billingham's gripping police procedural series. Fellow officer Nicola Tanner (Die of Shame) returns, too, as she needs Thorne's contrarian intelligence to help solve a crime. Tanner is on compassionate leave: her partner was brutally murdered in their home, but Tanner believes that she was the actual target. She had recently been investigating links between two contract killers and possible honor killings in the local Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh communities, and is convinced that she was supposed to be the next victim. Her superior officers are skeptical, so she and Thorne pursue their own inquiries. Tensions are high, and when two young people go missing in what looks suspiciously like another honor killing, the stakes are raised substantially. Billingham brings the book to its conclusion with a stunning, surprising twist. VERDICT Superior writing, credible dialog, and creative plotting drive this deftly crafted crime novel. If you haven't encountered DI Tom Thorne yet, this would be an ideal introduction. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/17; library marketing.]—Penelope J.M. Klein, Fayetteville, NY

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PW Reviews 2017 April #3

Billingham's entertaining 14th Tom Thorne novel (after 2015's Time of Death) teams the formerly rule-bending London detective inspector, who's fighting middle age and an expanding waistline, with Det. Insp. Nicola Tanner, introduced in 2016's standalone, Die of Shame. When Tanner's life partner, Susan Best, is murdered outside the couple's home after a shopping trip, the by-the-book Tanner believes that she, not Susan, was the intended victim, retaliation for her investigation of a series of honor killings in London's Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh communities. Skeptical at first, Thorne agrees to help Tanner when a young Bangladeshi couple disappears, and Thorne suspects that the honor killings may be linked to a cold case from his past. Readers may wish for more tension from the contrasting styles of the two well-drawn leads, or that the main plot could offer more surprises, but one perfectly executed twist at the end will leave them eagerly awaiting the next in this series. Agent: David Forrer, Inkwell Management. (June)

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