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Dead Simple by Peter James
  

Dead Simple

Part of the Roy Grace Series
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A totally gripping crime thriller with a new cop on the block, one Roy Grace, scarred by a past which surely will be revealed in future books. His first case for us involves a man buried alive in what appears to be a harmless stag-night prank but turns very sinister indeed. This is literally unput-downable, with a great twist. A must-read for all crime addicts.

Comparison: Graham Hurley, Mark Billingham, Ian Rankin.

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Dead Simple by Peter James

From one of the great masters of British crime writing comes the stunning first novel in a new mystery series introducing Detective Superintendent Roy Grace It was meant to be a harmless stag night prank. A few hours later four of his best friends are dead and Michael Harrison has disappeared. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Grace - a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife - is contacted by Michael's beautiful, distraught fiancee, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison's whereabouts is saying nothing: But then he has a lot to gain - more than anyone realizes. For one man's disaster is another man's fortune...Dead simple...

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Ingenious plotting, high suspense and tight writing * Daily Mail * A terrific tale of greed, seduction and betrayal * Daily Telegraph * A very impressive crime thriller series debut * Eurocrime * A terrific tale of greed, seduction and betrayal * Daily Telegraph * Ingenious plotting, high suspense and tight writing * Daily Mail * A very impressive crime thriller series debut * Eurocrime *


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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Publication date

20th January 2006

Author

Peter James

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781447262480

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