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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781408726358

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 18th January 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Readers rejoice! A captivating new series from Mark Billingham, the very best in the business’ — RICHARD OSMAN

Meet Detective Miller: unique, unconventional, and criminally underestimated…

He’s a detective, a dancer, he has no respect for authority ­- and he’s the best hope Blackpool has for keeping criminals off the streets. Meet Detective Declan Miller.

A double murder in a seaside hotel sees a grieving Miller return to work to solve what appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Just why were two completely unconnected men taken out?

Despite a somewhat dubious relationship with both reality and his new partner, can the eccentric, offbeat Miller find answers where his colleagues have found only an impossible puzzle?

‘Funny, moving, and full of surprises . . . an absolute treat’ — MICK HERRON

‘Billingham blends caustic humour, raw emotion and rollercoaster thrills. His new series is bursting with wit, charm and intriguing, complex characters’ — JANICE HALLETT


This captivating story features a new Billingham character - DI Declan Miller, who is nothing if not eccentric . . . Superbly constructed, it underlines just how good a crime writer he is.
Daily Mail
Billingham has clearly enjoyed the challenge of exploring new territory and portraying new characters. His fans may rest assured that his highly accomplished performance deserves a big fat ten.
The Times
This new post-Inspector Tom Thorn character from multi-award-winning author Mark Billingham is an absolute winner, and a hoot to boot
Irish Independent
A captivating combination of humour, emotion, mystery and tension, The Last Dance is everything you could wish for in a new detective series. Sharp and funny, with hidden layers, just like Detective Declan Miller himself.
Andrea Mara
Brimming with wit, expertly paced, and wholly enjoyable - The Last Dance is a showcase of Billingham's exceptionally gifted storytelling. Mark Billingham is at his best!
Karin Slaughter
Hard-headed yet big-hearted, DS Declan Miller will have you on the edge of your seat - screaming with laughter one moment and surprise the next. Billingham blends caustic humour, raw emotion and rollercoaster thrills. His new series is bursting with wit, charm and intriguing, complex characters. Save The Last Dance for when you want a fast, fresh and totally absorbing read.
Janice Hallett
Billingham's Tom Thorne series set the bar very high indeed, but The Last Dance is well up to standard - funny, moving and expertly plotted
This captivating thriller is lighter in tone than the Thorne novels but no less enjoyable for that
Daily Express
An entertaining police procedural featuring a new investigator, DS Declan Millar. Billingham may have made him as miserable as his predecessor DI Tom Thorne but he provides a lot more jokes this time to lighten the novel
Literary Review (Books of the Year)
The author's first new series in 20 years is superb - he hits the spot again
Readers rejoice! A captivating new series from Mark Billingham, the very best in the business
Richard Osman
Fresh, funny, fantastic, this is the sickeningly talented Billingham at his best.
Abir Mukherjee
A clever and engaging murder mystery
Canberra Weekly
It is an unmitigated joy from the very first page to last - and reminds the world just why Billingham is one of Britain's greatest crime writers
Daily Mail
A gritty, engaging novel that balances light with dark, offering wit and wisdom in equal measure. Billingham's new lead detective, DS Miller, never misses a step when it comes to solving crime.
Nita Prose, author of The Maid
Billingham is back with the first instalment of a highly promising new series
Mail on Sunday
DS Miller is a wonderfully warm and witty character who, at times, made this reader laugh out loud
Reliable crime-fiction veteran Billingham delivers gentle laughs and darker emotions in a pacey plot shaped by its unique location
The Oldie
Funny, moving, and full of surprises, The Last Dance will delight Mark Billingham's old readers, and have new ones flocking to him in droves. An absolute treat.
Mick Herron