Crime Time: Mark Billingham: The Killing Habit and Lisa Jewell - Watching You

From multi-million-copy number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a twisting, unbearably gripping DI Tom Thorne and Nicola Tanner thriller inspired by a dramatic real-life case. How do you catch a killer who is yet to kill? We all know the signs. Cruelty, lack of empathy, the killing of animals. Now, pets on suburban London streets are being stalked by a shadow, and it could just be the start. DI Tom Thorne knows the psychological profile of such offenders all too well, so when he is tasked with catching a notorious killer of domestic cats, he sees the chance to stop a series of homicides before they happen. Others are less convinced, so once more, Thorne relies on DI Nicola Tanner to help him solve the case, before the culprit starts hunting people. It's a journey that brings them face to face with a killer who will tear their lives apart.

Mark will take part in our Crime Time panel with the number one bestselling author of Then She Was Gone Lisa Jewell.

Lisa's gripping psychological suspense story begins as an innocent crush develops into a dangerous infatuation.

You’re back home after four years working abroad with a brand new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re living with your big brother, camped out in his spare bedroom.And then – quite unexpectedly – you meet the man next door. He’s the head teacher of the local high school. He’s twice your age. And he’s devastatingly attractive. Soon you find you’re watching him. All the time. But what you don’t know is that someone is watching you. Or that what has started as an innocent crush is quickly turning into an obsession as dark as it is deadly. Family secrets, illicit passion and an unexplained murder lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell’s gripping new novel.

Lisa and Mark will be in conversation with best selling crime writer Minette Walters.

Sponsored by Peter Gunning and Partners

Listing Details

Wednesday 17th October 5.30pm

Venue

Thomas Hardye School Theatre

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Adults: £10.00

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