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Dead Man's Time by Peter James

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The ninth Roy Grace mystery. This one is a little different so an excellent starting place for new readers for all background material you need is provided. Grace’s ex-wife’s disappearance still hangs over him but he has a new life now. The difference here is that we have a 1920’s New York gangster-land section. The whole thing is bound round the antique trade and sparked by a robbery in Brighton (Grace’s home patch) where amongst the huge haul stolen was an antique watch the elderly 80-year old owner will do anything to retrieve. Why, how and what Grace does about it is thrilling stuff.

If you like Peter James you might also like to read books by Dennis Lehane, Stephen King and Lee Child.

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Dead Man's Time by Peter James

SOME WILL WAIT A LIFETIME TO TAKE THEIR REVENGE ...A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying. And millions of pounds' worth of valuables have been taken. But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, heading the enquiry, rapidly learns, there is one priceless item of sentimental value that the old woman's powerful family cherish above all else. And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands, and will do anything, absolutely anything, to get it back.


Praise for the Roy Grace series: '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

'The tense plot is laced with fine humour ... never before has Brighton Pavilion appeared so sinisted. James is on top form'
The Times

'One of the most consistently readable crime writers, James seems to have shifted a gear with this latest meaty offering featuring his excellent Brighton detective Roy Grace'
Daily Mail

'Peter James is on a roll with his Roy Grace novels ... an authentic, well-researched and compelling read'
Daily Express

'Another of James' sophisticated, complicated and well-informed snap-shots of the Brighton police at work ... His research is obviously careful. It's well worth the effort, as the result is a superior thriller
Literary Review

'Peter James has established a series that is taking over from Ian Rankin in sales'
Front Row, Radio 4

'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

'The latest crime thriller from Peter James is just as gripping and detailed as ever -- you'll be hooked!'

'An incredibly gripping tale'

About the Author

Peter James

Peter James is one of the UK’s most popular crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold more than one and a half million in the UK alone and six million worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 34 languages and his latest novel, ‘Dead Like You’, went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback. His novella, ‘The Perfect Murder,’ went to No 1 on iBooks and has spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10. Peter has developed a close working relationship with the Sussex Police over many years, spending an average of one day a week with them, and his writing reveals a unique insight into the reality of modern day police work. He has carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, and regularly attends international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting-edge of investigative police work.

Born and brought up in Brighton, Peter divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and on the South Downs near Lewes in Sussex. An established film producer and script writer, he has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with Peter overseeing all aspects, including the scriptwriting. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community.

In 2016 Peter James was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger - the Crime Writers' Association's highest honour - awarded each year to a writer who has a career "marked by sustained excellence" and has made "a significant contribution" to English-language crime writing.

Peter James was the winner of the ITV3 People’s Bestseller Dagger 2011.

Author photo © Peter Rowland

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30th November 1999


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