Dead If You Don't - Roy Grace (Hardback)Peter James (author)
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A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE IS GRACE'S DEADLIEST CASE . . .
Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't.
Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck of his life. He's beginning to lose, big style. However, taking his teenage son, Mungo, to their club's Saturday afternoon football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it's at the stadium where his nightmare begins.
Within minutes of arriving at the game, Kipp bumps into a client. He takes his eye off Mungo for a few moments, and in that time, the boy disappears. Then he gets the terrifying message that someone has his child, and to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay.
Defying instruction not to contact the police, Kipp reluctantly does just that, and Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is brought in to investigate. At first it seems a straightforward case of kidnap. But rapidly Grace finds himself entering a dark, criminal underbelly of the city, where the rules are different and nothing is what it seems . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 696 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 41 mm
'Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him. His hero, Roy Grace, may not be the most lively cop, nor the most damaged by drink, weight or misery, but he's one of the most believable' - The Times
'Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business' - Karin Slaughter
'James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series' - Independent on Sunday
'Meticulous research gives his prose great authenticity . . . James manages to add enough surprises and drama that by the end you're rooting for the police and really don't know if they will finally get their men' - Sunday Express
'No one can deny James's success as a crime novelist . . . The Grace stories almost always go to the top of the bestseller lists, not least because they are supremely well-told. James writes meticulously researched police procedurals, so informed that you can smell the canteen coffee . . . enthralling' - Daily Mail
'In my thirty four years of policing, never have I come across a writer who so accurately depicts "The Job"' - Detective Investigator Pat Lanigan, Office of the District Attorney, NYPD
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I really enjoyed this one. I can see others argument for it not being the best one so far but I really enjoyed it.
“Dead if you don’t”
Thanks to net galley, PanMacmillan and Peter James for the opportunity to preview another great Roy Grace adventure.
I've read all of this author's previous books, but, this absolutely stands alone as an... More
“Not the best Roy Grace ”
I love Perter James and his Roy Grace books, however this one really let the side down. I love the banter between Roy and his team and this was missing. I felt this book could have been a stand alone without the Roy... More
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