From the Dead

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From the Dead [Read] ➪ From the Dead Author Mark Billingham – Polishdarling.co.uk It has been a decade since Alan Langford s charred remains were discovered in his burnt out car His wife Donna was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served ten years in prisonBut ju It has been a decade since Alan Langford s charred remains were discovered in his burnt out car His wife From the Kindle - Donna was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served ten years in prisonBut just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband The man she hates with every fibre of her being the man she paid to have murdered seems very much alive and wellHow is it possible that her husband is still alive Where is he Who sent the photo, and why DI Tom Thorne becomes involved in a case where nothing and no one are what they seem It will take him much further from his London beat than he has ever been before and closer to a killer who will do anything to protect his new life.


10 thoughts on “From the Dead

  1. Alan Cotterell Alan Cotterell says:

    This started well, but seemed to jump all over the place about two thirds of the way through Overall it was better than some of this series, but nothan adequate Pace bit too slow, for the type of story, and I find it difficult to like Tom Thorne, not sure why.


  2. Richard Richard says:

    7 10Another decent entry into the series which doesn t live up to some of the previous novels but certainly adds to the overall world and the characters that live in it There is enough to keep things ticking over but there isn t enough of a mystery to really hook you in The main plot is that of a private detective looking for a missing girl and getting in contact with Thorne They then look into the unlikely event that her deceased dad has kidnapped her Unlikely Well, the fact that you re to 7 10Another decent entry into the series which doesn t live up to some of the previous novels but certainly adds to the overall world and the characters that live in it There is enough to keep things ticking over but there isn t enough of a mystery to really hook you in The main plot is that of a private detective looking for a missing girl and getting in contact with Thorne They then look into the unlikely event that her deceased dad has kidnapped her Unlikely Well, the fact that you re told in the prologue he s not dead makes itlikely Things start to becomecomplex from there on as the dead father is a mobster and linked to a number of criminals trying to keep his secret a secret The main thing that stood out in this novel for me was that my home town was in the novel It was the prison mainly but it s the first time I ve read some fictional account of where I m from So what if it s scumbags from a high security prison The ending let this down, it felt a bit rushed to me Also there was no resolution with Thorne and his girlfriend as there relationship is shakier than a high rise in an earthquake Hopefully this will run its course in the next outing I like this series and the writing style If you re interested in a police novel set in London then I can recommend this series This book didn t shine but it didn t fail to entertain either


  3. Baba Baba says:

    Tom Thorne book 8 A woman starts receiving pictures of a man that was murdered 15 years ago Thorne gets on this case, which leads to Spain, with lots of casualties on the way Another solid story from Billingham in the Thorne reality 7 out of 12 Tom Thorne book 8 A woman starts receiving pictures of a man that was murdered 15 years ago Thorne gets on this case, which leads to Spain, with lots of casualties on the way Another solid story from Billingham in the Thorne reality 7 out of 12


  4. Rob Twinem Rob Twinem says:

    Lets get one thing straight hereI think DI Thorne is a real prick of a man He is self centred, egotistical ,driven,and treats female company in the most despicable manner Louise his latest partner is ignored by him, he is always working and likes to avoid conversation and her compnay preferring to drink with his mates and refusing to recognize that it is him and him alone that is the constant cause of his relationship breakups In this latest romp he has the company of a young lady called Lets get one thing straight hereI think DI Thorne is a real prick of a man He is self centred, egotistical ,driven,and treats female company in the most despicable manner Louise his latest partner is ignored by him, he is always working and likes to avoid conversation and her compnay preferring to drink with his mates and refusing to recognize that it is him and him alone that is the constant cause of his relationship breakups In this latest romp he has the company of a young lady called Anna Carpenter and he actually believes that he could have a relationship with her, that she really likes this super cool egotistical cop this real man old enough to be her father well DI Thorne get your act together and recognize that you have faultslots of themand if not sorted soon you will be left a sad old man.there I ve got that off my chest and it is undoubtly down to the writing talents of Mark Billingham that I can feel such a strong hate for Tom Thorne This is a first class detective story that starts with the gruesome recalling of an old case that DI Thorne thought was buried in the past There are lots of surprises and a great action story that takes place in both the UK and Spain but the real star is the characterization of DI Tom Thorne this flawed copper with the bloodhound ability to find his manleaving misery and destruction in his path Great stuff..look forward to the next outing


  5. jo freeman jo freeman says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really enjoyed this, knowing I had read a book out of sequence I thought that this may effect my enjoyment of the plot and character knowledge I quite like Thorne although his ability to deduce the criminal is somewhat clunky and hit and miss Like most policemen his love life is fucked up and true to form he can t make up his mind about what he wants, but this may just be a universal trait that most men have I didn t agree with the authors choices of who got bumped off and was kinda hoping t I really enjoyed this, knowing I had read a book out of sequence I thought that this may effect my enjoyment of the plot and character knowledge I quite like Thorne although his ability to deduce the criminal is somewhat clunky and hit and miss Like most policemen his love life is fucked up and true to form he can t make up his mind about what he wants, but this may just be a universal trait that most men have I didn t agree with the authors choices of who got bumped off and was kinda hoping that the connections between these two would have developed intoand they could solve crime together Enjoyable and easy to start a relationship with this without through other titles here s to a few


  6. comfort comfort says:

    I have read this before, but had forgotten the plot.Thorn in teamed with PI Anna not by choice when Anna is contacted by Donna an ex con who has recently gotten out of jail for setting up her husband to be killed Donna initially contacts Donna thePI to trace the man in some photos she has recently been sent photos of her dead husband, very much alive and living the good life.When Anna can go no further in her investigation she goes to Thorn with her case, as Thorn was the initial detective I have read this before, but had forgotten the plot.Thorn in teamed with PI Anna not by choice when Anna is contacted by Donna an ex con who has recently gotten out of jail for setting up her husband to be killed Donna initially contacts Donna thePI to trace the man in some photos she has recently been sent photos of her dead husband, very much alive and living the good life.When Anna can go no further in her investigation she goes to Thorn with her case, as Thorn was the initial detective on the initial murder case, and was the one who arrested and saw convicted Donna


  7. Linda Strong Linda Strong says:

    I m a big fan of Mark Billingham and this book hasn t changed my mind I think I m in lust with Tom Thorne, but it seems he gets crankier as time goes by 50 ish Tom Thorne is still working the streets looking for the bad guys this time he goes all the way to Spain for look for a dead man.Book is full of action and kept me hating to put it down.


  8. Gary Gary says:

    The 9th Tom Thorne book in the series by Mark Billingham I am enjoying this series but felt that a couple of the previous books fell short of the previous high standard, this one however was back up there with the best Fast paced, lots of action, a real page turner.


  9. Laura Laura says:

    average there s a murder then another then another It was OK and was what I wanted from the book but it gave nothing .average but enjoyable enough


  10. Steve Munoz Steve Munoz says:

    An exciting start for Tom Thorne with a case thought solved 10 years earlier, developing into the interesting premise of what if the body found in a burned out car then wasn t who it was thought to be What is unusual for the series this time around is how much slower the pace has become and readslike a standard procedural Billingham is such a fine writer but doesn t seem much inspired with this chapter in Thorne s life The great character interactions which Billingham is a master with, An exciting start for Tom Thorne with a case thought solved 10 years earlier, developing into the interesting premise of what if the body found in a burned out car then wasn t who it was thought to be What is unusual for the series this time around is how much slower the pace has become and readslike a standard procedural Billingham is such a fine writer but doesn t seem much inspired with this chapter in Thorne s life The great character interactions which Billingham is a master with, such as those between Thorne and Holland, or Thorne and Phil, are in short supply, though not altogether absent There is a wonderful, bittersweet side story of a growing friendship interest between Thorne and a hired PI, Anna Carpenter, which for me made the book This story, along with the secondary case of Andrea Keane, will keep me returning to Billingham and Thorne Because no matter how procedural it may be, the writing is still so good


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10 thoughts on “From the Dead

  1. Alan Cotterell Alan Cotterell says:

    This started well, but seemed to jump all over the place about two thirds of the way through Overall it was better than some of this series, but nothan adequate Pace bit too slow, for the type of story, and I find it difficult to like Tom Thorne, not sure why.


  2. Richard Richard says:

    7 10Another decent entry into the series which doesn t live up to some of the previous novels but certainly adds to the overall world and the characters that live in it There is enough to keep things ticking over but there isn t enough of a mystery to really hook you in The main plot is that of a private detective looking for a missing girl and getting in contact with Thorne They then look into the unlikely event that her deceased dad has kidnapped her Unlikely Well, the fact that you re to 7 10Another decent entry into the series which doesn t live up to some of the previous novels but certainly adds to the overall world and the characters that live in it There is enough to keep things ticking over but there isn t enough of a mystery to really hook you in The main plot is that of a private detective looking for a missing girl and getting in contact with Thorne They then look into the unlikely event that her deceased dad has kidnapped her Unlikely Well, the fact that you re told in the prologue he s not dead makes itlikely Things start to becomecomplex from there on as the dead father is a mobster and linked to a number of criminals trying to keep his secret a secret The main thing that stood out in this novel for me was that my home town was in the novel It was the prison mainly but it s the first time I ve read some fictional account of where I m from So what if it s scumbags from a high security prison The ending let this down, it felt a bit rushed to me Also there was no resolution with Thorne and his girlfriend as there relationship is shakier than a high rise in an earthquake Hopefully this will run its course in the next outing I like this series and the writing style If you re interested in a police novel set in London then I can recommend this series This book didn t shine but it didn t fail to entertain either


  3. Baba Baba says:

    Tom Thorne book 8 A woman starts receiving pictures of a man that was murdered 15 years ago Thorne gets on this case, which leads to Spain, with lots of casualties on the way Another solid story from Billingham in the Thorne reality 7 out of 12 Tom Thorne book 8 A woman starts receiving pictures of a man that was murdered 15 years ago Thorne gets on this case, which leads to Spain, with lots of casualties on the way Another solid story from Billingham in the Thorne reality 7 out of 12


  4. Rob Twinem Rob Twinem says:

    Lets get one thing straight hereI think DI Thorne is a real prick of a man He is self centred, egotistical ,driven,and treats female company in the most despicable manner Louise his latest partner is ignored by him, he is always working and likes to avoid conversation and her compnay preferring to drink with his mates and refusing to recognize that it is him and him alone that is the constant cause of his relationship breakups In this latest romp he has the company of a young lady called Lets get one thing straight hereI think DI Thorne is a real prick of a man He is self centred, egotistical ,driven,and treats female company in the most despicable manner Louise his latest partner is ignored by him, he is always working and likes to avoid conversation and her compnay preferring to drink with his mates and refusing to recognize that it is him and him alone that is the constant cause of his relationship breakups In this latest romp he has the company of a young lady called Anna Carpenter and he actually believes that he could have a relationship with her, that she really likes this super cool egotistical cop this real man old enough to be her father well DI Thorne get your act together and recognize that you have faultslots of themand if not sorted soon you will be left a sad old man.there I ve got that off my chest and it is undoubtly down to the writing talents of Mark Billingham that I can feel such a strong hate for Tom Thorne This is a first class detective story that starts with the gruesome recalling of an old case that DI Thorne thought was buried in the past There are lots of surprises and a great action story that takes place in both the UK and Spain but the real star is the characterization of DI Tom Thorne this flawed copper with the bloodhound ability to find his manleaving misery and destruction in his path Great stuff..look forward to the next outing


  5. jo freeman jo freeman says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really enjoyed this, knowing I had read a book out of sequence I thought that this may effect my enjoyment of the plot and character knowledge I quite like Thorne although his ability to deduce the criminal is somewhat clunky and hit and miss Like most policemen his love life is fucked up and true to form he can t make up his mind about what he wants, but this may just be a universal trait that most men have I didn t agree with the authors choices of who got bumped off and was kinda hoping t I really enjoyed this, knowing I had read a book out of sequence I thought that this may effect my enjoyment of the plot and character knowledge I quite like Thorne although his ability to deduce the criminal is somewhat clunky and hit and miss Like most policemen his love life is fucked up and true to form he can t make up his mind about what he wants, but this may just be a universal trait that most men have I didn t agree with the authors choices of who got bumped off and was kinda hoping that the connections between these two would have developed intoand they could solve crime together Enjoyable and easy to start a relationship with this without through other titles here s to a few


  6. comfort comfort says:

    I have read this before, but had forgotten the plot.Thorn in teamed with PI Anna not by choice when Anna is contacted by Donna an ex con who has recently gotten out of jail for setting up her husband to be killed Donna initially contacts Donna thePI to trace the man in some photos she has recently been sent photos of her dead husband, very much alive and living the good life.When Anna can go no further in her investigation she goes to Thorn with her case, as Thorn was the initial detective I have read this before, but had forgotten the plot.Thorn in teamed with PI Anna not by choice when Anna is contacted by Donna an ex con who has recently gotten out of jail for setting up her husband to be killed Donna initially contacts Donna thePI to trace the man in some photos she has recently been sent photos of her dead husband, very much alive and living the good life.When Anna can go no further in her investigation she goes to Thorn with her case, as Thorn was the initial detective on the initial murder case, and was the one who arrested and saw convicted Donna


  7. Linda Strong Linda Strong says:

    I m a big fan of Mark Billingham and this book hasn t changed my mind I think I m in lust with Tom Thorne, but it seems he gets crankier as time goes by 50 ish Tom Thorne is still working the streets looking for the bad guys this time he goes all the way to Spain for look for a dead man.Book is full of action and kept me hating to put it down.


  8. Gary Gary says:

    The 9th Tom Thorne book in the series by Mark Billingham I am enjoying this series but felt that a couple of the previous books fell short of the previous high standard, this one however was back up there with the best Fast paced, lots of action, a real page turner.


  9. Laura Laura says:

    average there s a murder then another then another It was OK and was what I wanted from the book but it gave nothing .average but enjoyable enough


  10. Steve Munoz Steve Munoz says:

    An exciting start for Tom Thorne with a case thought solved 10 years earlier, developing into the interesting premise of what if the body found in a burned out car then wasn t who it was thought to be What is unusual for the series this time around is how much slower the pace has become and readslike a standard procedural Billingham is such a fine writer but doesn t seem much inspired with this chapter in Thorne s life The great character interactions which Billingham is a master with, An exciting start for Tom Thorne with a case thought solved 10 years earlier, developing into the interesting premise of what if the body found in a burned out car then wasn t who it was thought to be What is unusual for the series this time around is how much slower the pace has become and readslike a standard procedural Billingham is such a fine writer but doesn t seem much inspired with this chapter in Thorne s life The great character interactions which Billingham is a master with, such as those between Thorne and Holland, or Thorne and Phil, are in short supply, though not altogether absent There is a wonderful, bittersweet side story of a growing friendship interest between Thorne and a hired PI, Anna Carpenter, which for me made the book This story, along with the secondary case of Andrea Keane, will keep me returning to Billingham and Thorne Because no matter how procedural it may be, the writing is still so good


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