Die of Shame

Die of Shame

Book - 2016
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From British thriller master Mark Billingham, a recent finalist for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library, Die of Shame is a chilling story of addiction, subterfuge, and murder.

Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about shame. A respected doctor, a well-heeled housewife, a young male prostitute . . . they could not be more different. All they have in common is a history of addiction. But when one of the group is murdered, it quickly becomes apparent that someone else in that circle is responsible. The investigation is hampered by the strict confidentiality that binds these individuals and their therapist together, which makes things difficult for Detective Inspector Nicola Tanner, a woman who can appreciate the desire to keep personal matters private. If she is to find the killer, she will need to use less obvious means. The question is: What could be shameful enough to cost someone their life? And how do you find the truth when secrets, lies, and denial are second nature to all of your suspects?
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9780802125255
Characteristics: 418 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 16, 2017

Not his best. Too easy to figure out who the killer is.

Nov 04, 2016

It's not over, when it's over!

Oct 08, 2016

Was finding it didn't flow like his others, said come on this is Billingham it will get better! It didn't. Hard work getting through it, characters underdeveloped and the "big surprise ending"?? was a letdown. Reads like a first draft that should have been binned. So disappointing I love all the other Billingham books, but this just doesn't cut it.

tomato Aug 17, 2016

I prefer the Tom Thorne books, but this is fairly good.

Aug 02, 2016

Good storytelling by one of my favorite authors. Unfortunately there was a strong underlying theme of people blaming women for men's behavior that spoiled it for me. I've read two British novels in a row that have carried that theme and I get the impression the authors don't even realize it.

Jul 26, 2016

Another fantastic story from one of my favourite authors. Although not part of the Tom Thorne series, the introduction of a new female DI, and the inclusion of Phil Hendricks worked well for me.


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