Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is a fictional character created by British author Mark Billingham. The character is middle-aged and lives in London. The character shares several personality traits with the author.

The Tom Thorne series began in 2001 with Mark Billingham’s debut novel, Sleepyhead. Below is a list of Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Tom Thorne Books


Sleepyhead(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scaredy Cat(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lazybones(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Girl(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lifeless(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Buried(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Message(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodline(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From the Dead(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good as Dead(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dying Hours(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bones Beneath(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time of Death(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Good as Dead is titled The Demands in the USA.


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