From The Dead

by Mark Billingham | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1408700751 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kingfan30 of Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on 4/6/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by kingfan30 from Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 6, 2015
Ive not heard of Mark Billingham before let alone read the rest of the series. I'm guessing each book has a different crime with an underlying story running through them. I did not really feel like I had missed anything that may have gone on in previous books so this stood on its own really well. The crime it's self was an interesting one as you know from the beginning who did it, the thing is the police find this out 10 years down the line after phots are sent to the wife and the quest to track him down begins. As always there are inside men keeping secrets and the odd accident on the way to keep them quiet. It was pretty fast past and an entertaining read.

Journal Entry 2 by kingfan30 at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (5/6/2015 UTC) at Bourne, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

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Sent on as part of the wishlist tag game. I hoped that by sending two that at least one of them would be a book you had not read before.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 8, 2015
Many thanks for tagging me, this was a very pleasant surprise. I look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 4 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 21, 2021
Firstly I should point out that like kingfan30 despite this being the 9th book in the series this is the first that I've read, secondly murder/mystery isn't a genre that I usually bother with. All of which means that I have little to compare it with. That said and done I found this book clichéd, safe and predictable which left as many questions as answers. Thorne, who is in his 40s, has been living with Louise, another detective, but they’re drifting apart. The truth is that he cares more about his work than their relationship. Another cop whose mourning his dead wife. Are there no happily married coppers out there? Do all British criminals eventually head off to Costa del Crime when they want some better weather? But the main questions left unanswered were; quite why did Alan Langford feel the need to fake his own death in the first place and since Donna had already served ten years in prison for his supposed murder and thus unlikely to suffer any further punishment even if he is alive, why was she so keen to find him? Nor could I work out the purpose of adding another separate crime and criminal?

Overall I found it a reasonable diversion but not one that will either make me want to actively seek out more of the author's works or leap whole-heartedly in to this genre any-time in the near future.

Journal Entry 5 by 4evagreen at Buxton, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 26, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (11/26/2021 UTC) at Buxton, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Going out as part of a Reading it/Want it thread. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Thank you very much for sending this on to me. I am working my way through the TT series and am currently on #7 so am pleased to have another already lined up

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