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Cry Baby

Cry Baby

A full-cast, unabridged production of Cry Baby, the gripping prequel to Mark Billingham’s acclaimed debut, Sleepyhead. Starring David Morrissey, Robert Glenister and a full cast of actors, with the narrator played by Mark Billingham.

Cry Baby is the shocking first case for one of British crime fiction’s most iconic detectives.

It’s 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow.

So when seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Thorne vows he will not make the same mistake again. Cannot.

The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne’s sights.

This case will be the making of him . . . or the breaking.

‘One of the great series of British crime fiction’ — THE TIMES

‘Cry Baby is the perfect prequel to send us back to revel in Tom Thorne’s twenty years. As if we needed reminding how good Mark Billingham is’ — VAL MCDERMID

‘Tom Thorne is one of the most credible and engaging heroes in contemporary crime fiction. Mark Billingham is a master of psychology, plotting and the contemporary scene – making the Thorne novels the complete package. Twenty years in and better than ever’ – IAN RANKIN

‘Mark Billingham is one the biggest names in crime fiction and one the genre’s most formidable talents’ – PETER JAMES

‘Billingham is always a must read’ – HARLAN COBEN

Full cast list:
Mark Billingham
David Morrissey
Robert Glenister
Candida Gubbins
Nathalie Buscombe
Mandy Weston
Rachel Atkins
Rupert Farley
Homer Todiwala
Nigel Pilkington
David John
Will Kelly
Glen McCready
Bhavnisha Parmar
Henley Ingall
Luke Stoneham
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 13th August 2020

Price: £21.99

ISBN-13: 9781405543309

Reviews

Mark Billingham is one the biggest names in crime fiction and one the genre's most formidable talents.
Peter James
Tom Thorne is one of the most credible and engaging heroes in contemporary crime fiction. Mark Billingham is a master of psychology, plotting and the contemporary scene - making the Thorne novels the complete package. Twenty years in and better than ever.
Ian Rankin
Billingham is always a must read
Harlan Coben
Cry Baby is the perfect prequel to send us back to revel in Tom Thorne's twenty years. As if we needed reminding how good Mark Billingham is.
Val McDermid
That rare beast: a series that only gets better as it goes on. Mark Billingham is one of the best
John Connolly
Written with Billingham's characteristic flair and drive, with a protagonist who stalks every page
Daily Mail
The tense, double-edged ending shows he has become one of Britain's best crime writers
The Times
Cry Baby works as a way into the series, but it's even more entertaining for us aficionados to see the origin story of Billingham's hero, watching him become the man who would make his debut in Sleepyhead
Observer