Mark Billingham: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Mark Billingham Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Mark Billingham, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Mark Billingham you will find my Ten favorites of Mark Billingham’s quotes. 

About Mark Billingham

Writes as Will Peterson with Peter Cocks.

Mark Billingham grew up in Birmingham. After working as an actor and TV writer and stand-up comedian for some years, his first crime novel was published in 2001. Currently, Mark and his family live in North London.

Born: Birmingham, England, The United Kingdom
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

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Popular Quotes

“Grief was as individual as a fingerprint.”
― Mark Billingham, Die of Shame

 “diffuse. The whole scene seemed lit by a thousand dusty, forty-watt lightbulbs. He had to make a move. ‘I need to get to my officer,’ he said. Palmer didn’t appear to be listening. Thorne took a step forwards, and in a second the gun was levelled at him. ‘No!’ Palmer shouted. Thorne was genuinely surprised. ‘What are you playing at, Martin?’ Palmer said nothing. He”
― Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat

“It was relaxed. It was coffee and biscuits and comfy-chairs casual. But Thorne could hear the tension and defensiveness in everything Roper said. The same way that a Parisian would always hear Thorne’s London accent, however fluently he might speak French.”
― Mark Billingham, Buried

 “A recent survey claimed that two thirds of young British Asians believe that families should live according to the concept of honour. Seventy per cent of Sikhs and Muslims. Three per cent said that they sanctioned honour killings.”
― Mark Billingham, Love Like Blood

 “It was like being some not quite all-knowing, not quite all-seeing force, hamstrung by the missing pieces of the jigsaw. Omnipotent and impotent. Like being God with Alzheimer’s.”
― Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat

 “No, he needed to mould the context, to shape his environment in a way that would stimulate and spark, that would challenge and charge him.”
― Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat

“Thirty-Four The Third Day Thirty-Five Thirty-Six Thirty-Seven Thirty-Eight Thirty-Nine Forty Forty-One Forty-Two Forty-Three Forty-Four”
― Mark Billingham, The Bones Beneath: A Tom Thorne Novel

 “He was a big man; fifty or so, with greased-back grey hair and an expression that looked as if it had been kicked into position.”
― Mark Billingham, In The Dark

“Life isn’t fair. Fair is somewhere you go to ride the dodgems and win a goldfish. (from Rush of Blood)”
― Mark Billingham

“want to look over her shoulder to check. He’d wait until they left Marylebone.”
― Mark Billingham, Sleepyhead

10 Famous Quotes by Author Mark Billingham

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Mark Billingham, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Mark Billingham.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Mark Billingham. 

One Final Bonus – Mark Billingham Quote 

“London was a city of ghosts, some deader than others.
Thorne knew that in this respect, it wasn’t unlike any other major city – New York or Paris or Sydney – but he felt instinctively that London was …. at the extreme. The darker side of that history, as opposed to the parks, palaces and pearly kings’ side that made busloads of Japanese and American tourists gawk and jabber. The hidden history of a city where the lonely, the dispossessed, the homeless, wandered the streets, brushing shoulders with the shadows of those that had come before them. A city in which the poor and the plague-ridden, those long-since hanged for stealing a loaf or murdered for a shilling, jostled for position with those seeking a meal, or a score, or a bed for the night.
A city where the dead could stay lost a long time”

― Mark Billingham, Scaredy Cat

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