Praise for Mark Billingham and Sleepyhead
"An assured chiller. Disturbing and thrilling... with memorable characters
and bundles of atmosphere. Britain now has its own forensic crime maestro."
"A terrifically stylish debut novel. It can only be a matter of time
before Tom Thorne returns."
"Theres not much you can fault Sleepyhead on. Disturbingly original."
"Sleepyhead is one of the finest first-novels
I've read in a long while. Mark Billingham has brought a rare and welcome
blend of humanity, dimension, and excitement to the genre and earned an instant
seat at the top table of crime novelists. An exceptional debut."
A brilliantly dark and different new crime novel."
"After reading only the first few pages of Sleepyhead I had my first nightmare in years. I woke up in the early hours shaking and
"Sleepyhead is the kind of novel that has you
checking the locks and shutting the windows."
"With Sleepyhead, Billingham leaps to the upper
echelons of British crime fiction in a single bound."
"Dont make any plans for the weekend when you buy it - because
you wont be leaving the house until its finished"
"Ideal for those who like big goosebumps to go with their glowing tans."
"A compelling, brilliantly written thriller by a name to watch. Its
been a long time since London noir was this good."
"Who would have thought a stand-up comedian
"Billingham excels in characterisation."
"Brilliantly conceived and superbly plotted,
with complex characters, deft twists, and an ending that's both shocking and
oppressive. A must-read."
"Billingham's flawless plotting and the
steadily increasing sense of fear combine to make this one of the best debut
novels of the year.Going from 0 to 60 in record time, his next book is on
my must read list."
"A new twist to the twisted mind of a psychopath - an exciting debut
"Billingham's turn as a novelist, might
be his most sucessful career move."
"A sensational debut novel."