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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408717134

Price: £22

ON SALE: 20th June 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Had me laughing out loud one minute and emotional the next. I’m excited to have found a new favourite detective’ — CLAIRE DOUGLAS

This is one case Miller won’t want to open . . .

Unconventional Detective Declan Miller has a problem. Still desperate to solve the murder of his wife, a young man has just appeared on his doorstep with a briefcase . . . containing a pair of severed hands.

Miller knows this case is proof of a contract killing commissioned by local ne’er do well Wayne Cutler – a man he suspects might also be responsible for his wife’s death. Now Miller has leverage, but unfortunately he also has something that both Cutler and a villainous fast-food kingpin are desperate to get hold of.

Chuck in a Midsomer Murders-obsessed hitman, a psychotic welder and a woman driven over the edge by a wayward Crème Egg, and Miller is in a mess that even he might not be able to dance his way out of.


Billingham's underworld convinces in its brutality, grubbiness and greed, and it is impossible not to cheer for Miller
Literary Review
Smart, decisive and funny as heck. Fabulously original, The Wrong Hands now joins its older sister as a star book . . . Gift-wrapped in Mark Billingham's fabulous style, The Wrong Hands plays a blinder
The second instalment of a fine, funny new series
John Connolly
I adored everything about The Wrong Hands! Darkly funny with colourful characters and a clever, twisty plot that had me laughing out loud one minute and emotional the next. I love Mark Billingham's writing and I'm excited to have found a new favourite detective in the ballroom dancing, rat-loving DS Miller
Claire Douglas
There is a laugh on every page yet it is the depiction of Miller's furious grief that is most impressive and provides a heartbreaking finale
The Times
Neat plot twists and a likable cast of offbeat characters, all served up with plenty of black humour
Mail on Sunday
Mark Billingham does edge-of-your-seat tension, wit and heart like no one else. The Wrong Hands has all that and more - it's simply fantastic
Lisa Jewell
Electrifying . . . Throw in a delightfully madcap plot and breakneck pacing, and readers are left with a caper they won't soon forget
Publishers Weekly