An Interview With: Mark Billingham
Longlisted for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022 for Rabbit Hole
Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2022, Mark Billingham joins Harrogate International Festivals and host Joe Haddow, to talk about his book, Rabbit Hole.
My name is Alice. I’m a police officer. I’m trying to solve a murder on a psychiatric ward. But I’m also a patient… They were meant to be safe on Fleet Ward: psychiatric patients monitored, treated, cared for. But now one of their number is found murdered, and the accusations begin to fly. Was it one of his fellow patients? A member of staff? Or did someone come in from the outside? DC Alice Armitage is methodical, tireless, and she’s quickly on the trail of the killer. The only problem is, Alice is a patient too.
A little more about the author…
Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston Old Peculier Award for Crime Novel of the Year Award, and has also won a Sherlock Award for the Best Detective created by a British writer. Each of the novels featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne has been a Sunday Times bestseller. Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat were made into a hit TV series on Sky 1 starring David Morrissey as Thorne, and a series based on the novels In the Dark and Time of Death was broadcast on BBC1. Mark lives in north London with his wife and two children.