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Forthcoming events

March 18: Aye Write Glasgow
4.45 PM. Mitchell Library.
Tickets £9. Box office: 0141 353 8000

April 7-9: The Laugharne Weekend

April 28-30: Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Tickets: 01608 642350

May 1: Scarborough
Books By The Beach
3.00 PM.
Tickets are available from:
The Stephen Joseph Theatre,Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1JW
Phone: 01723 370541

May 11: Chipping Campden Literature Festival
The Big Book Group discusses Die Of Shame.

June 7: Bath
Toppings Bookshop,
The Paragon
Phone: (01225) 428111
Details TBC

July 8: Bicester
4 Crown Walk,
Bicester OX26 6HY
Details TBC

June 12: Liverpool
6.00 PM. With Chris Brookmyre & Luca Veste
Liverpool ONE,
12 College Ln, Liverpool L1 3DL
Phone: 0151 709 9820

June 14: Manchester
Waterstones, Deansgate.
91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW
Phone: 0161 837 3000
Details TBC

June 16: Borders Book Festival
Borders Book Festival, Melrose, Scotland.
Details TBC

June 19: Ely
Toppings Bookshop,
9 High Street, Ely CB7 4LJ
Phone: 01353 645005
Details TBC

July 19-23: Harrogate Crime Writers Festival
Details TBC

August 18-22: St Hilda's, Oxford
Details TBC

September 8-10: Bloody Scotland
Details TBC

September 16: Norwich
Noirwich Festival
Details TBC

October 11-15: Toronto, Canada.
Bouchercon. World Mystery Convention.
Details TBC


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February 2017

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Mark Billingham's Diary

AS OF FEB 2017.

The brand spanking new Tom Thorne novel, LOVE LIKE BLOOD will be published in the UK by Little, Brown on June 1st and in the US by Grove Atlantic on June 20th. After a few adventures out of town, Tom is back in London, working with Nicola Tanner – who first appeared in Die Of Shame – to track down those responsible for a series of honour killings. This is quite a dark one and I can honestly say that I have never felt so angry writing and researching a book as I did this time round. Of course, there are always one or two readers who get angry reading the books, but let’s not dwell on that.

Talking of Die Of Shame, that one's coming out in paperback on March 23rd, and as if that wasn't enough, Rush of Blood has just been published for the first time in the US.

The TV adaptations, which will now be a BBC series called In The Dark are due sometime later this year. Sorry, I can't be any more specific than that, but trust me, when I have specific transmission dates, you will know about it. You'll be SICK of it...

So, I'll obviously be busy shamelessly pimping all this stuff - gobbing off at any opportunity at whichever bookshop, festival or street-corner will have me. There is a list of forthcoming events on the left of this page. Look...just over there! You can also read the latest newsletter which has plenty more detail and some lovely pictures.

So, check out the forthcoming events. You do NOT want to miss a chance to come and heckle. I will sign my own books but am also happy to sign anyone else's. I will dance for beer and small change.

I'm always wasting my life on social media when I should probably be working and it is the quickest and easiest way to make contact if you want to send a message or tell me off about something. Come and say hello...

TWITTER: @MarkBillingham

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MarkBillinghamAuthor

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