Lazybones: Tom Thorne Series, Book 3
Thorne knew when he was looking at something out of the ordinary. This was a significant murder scene. This was the work of a killer driven by something special, something spectacular ... He looked at the dead man on the bed -- the position of him, as if he were praying ... Thorne guessed that at the end, he probably had been.
The body is found in the grubbiest of North London hotel rooms. Kneeling, naked on a bare mattress, the head is hooded and the hands tied tight with a brown leather belt. And then there's the oddest detail of all: the call from the florist to check arrangements about the wreath ... It's been only ten days since convicted rapist Douglas Remfry was released from prison. Someone knew he was coming out. Someone wanted to hand out some punishment of his own. When a second sex offender is discovered dead, the police believe they have a vicious, calculating vigilante on their hands. But how does the killer lure his victims to their deaths? Who do the victims think they are going to meet in these hotel rooms? And then the police find the letters ...
Detective Inspector Tom Thorne always works best when his emotions are involved in the case, when his anger flares him into action -- but he's having trouble finding any sympathy for the dead. It is only as his investigation continues that Thorne finally discovers a victim worth fighting for, a victim whose identity becomes crucial to cracking this most twisted of cases ...
From its chilling opening to its shocking climax, Lazybones confirms Mark Billingham's place as one of today's master storytellers and is certain to be one of the most thrilling and talked-about suspense novels of the year.
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|Grouping Author||billingham mark|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-23 23:04:45PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 23:57:41PM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
The first corpse was found hooded, bound, and naked, kneeling on a bare mattress in a seedy hotel room. This was no ordinary murder but rather the work of a killer driven by something special, something spectacular. The fact that the dead man was a convicted rapist recently released from prison only increases the bizarre nature of the gruesome crime... and the police's reluctance to apprehend the perpetrator. It's the body count that troubles Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, as brutal slaying follows brutal slaying, each victim more deserving than the last. Though he has no sympathy for the dead, Thorne knows he must put an end to a cruelly calculating vigilante's bloody justice before time runs out — and a horrifically efficient serial killer targets a life worth fighting for.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000220204|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Morrow,|c2003.|v, 327 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:54663836-f3c1-43bb-9e26-3a23bf1e7cde|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009||
|series||Tom Thorne novels|
|series_with_volume||Tom Thorne novels|3|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery stories, English, England -- Fiction, Police -- England -- Fiction, Rapists -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Serial murders -- Fiction|
|title_full||Lazybones / Mark Billingham, Lazybones Tom Thorne Series, Book 3|
|title_sub||Tom Thorne Series, Book 3|
|topic_facet||Crimes against, Detective and mystery stories, English, Fiction, Mystery, Police, Rapists, Serial murders, Thriller|