|Burning Girl, the (2004) [Novel]|
by Mark Billingham
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Series: Inspector Tom Thorne
(From the publisher):
X marks the spot - and when that spot is a corpse's naked back and the x is carved in blood, DI Tom Thorne is in no doubt that the dead nab is the latest victim of a particularly vicious contract killer. This is a turf warfare between North London gangs. Organised-crime boss Billy Ryan is moving into someone else's patch, and that someone is not best pleased. For Thorne, a tenuous link between two cases becomes two pieces of the same puzzle;past and present fuse together to form a new and very nasty riddle.
And when an x is carved on Thorne's front door, he knows that the smouldering embers of a long-dead case are about toerupt into flames...
Original title: The Burning Girl
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General