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Roy Grace

You Are Dead

You Are Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2015

You are Dead is the eleventh thrilling crime novel in Peter James' Roy Grace series. They were marked for death. The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancee, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind her neatly parked car and mobile phone. That same afternoon, workmen digging up a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a woman in her early twenties, who has been dead for thirty years. At first, to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and his team, these two events seem totally unconnected. But then another young woman in Brighton goes missing - and yet another body from the past surfaces. Meanwhile, an eminent London psychiatrist meets with a man who claims to know information about Logan. And Roy Grace has the chilling realization that this information holds the key to both the past and present crimes . . . Does Brighton have its first serial killer in over eighty years?

Dead If You Don't

Dead If You Don't

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2018

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 . . .

eBooks of the Month
Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace has to solve a disturbing murder whilst protecting an innocent eye witness in Looking Good Dead, by award winning crime author Peter James. When a young woman's body is found butchered in Brighton, Roy Grace cannot help but think of his own missing wife and her unsolved fate. Elsewhere in the city, when Tom Bryce finds a disc left on a train, he simply tries to do the right thing - return it to its owner. But this attempted act of kindness makes him the sole witness to that same vicious murder. Learning that Tom has made a statement to Grace's team, the killers have to act. But when they plan the murder of the Bryce family, it's not just revenge - it's entertainment. Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Looking Good Dead is the second gripping title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Not Dead Enough and Dead Man's Footsteps. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead Simple

Dead Simple

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2019

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. Books in The Roy Grace Series: 1. Dead Simple 2. Looking Good Dead 3. Not Dead Enough 4. Dead Man's Footsteps 5. Dead Tomorrow 6. Dead Like You 7. Dead Man's Grip 8. Not Dead Yet 9. Dead Man's Time 10. Want You Dead 11. You Are Dead 12. Love You Dead 13. Need You Dead 14. Dead If You Don't 15. Dead at First Sight Serial Reader? Check out our 'Fall in Love With a Book Series' collection to find amazing book series to dive in to.  

eBooks of the Month
Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace thinks he's found a serial killer, but not everything is as it seems in Not Dead Enough, by award winning crime author Peter James. A beautiful socialite is dead. Roy Grace's leading suspect, her husband, was sixty miles away when she died, but all other evidence points to him. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar? Grace's investigation and his budding new relationship are derailed after a reported sighting of his wife, Sandy, who has been missing for nine years. Grace desperately tries to cast light on the truth in both cases as his emotional turmoil - and the body count - grows . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Not Dead Enough is the third thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Dead Man's Footsteps and Dead Tomorrow. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead at First Sight

Dead at First Sight

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Roy Grace, creation of the award-winning author Peter James, exposes the dark side of the internet in Dead at First Sight. You don't know me, but I thought I knew you . . . A man waits at a London airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida's Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soulmate. The two men are about to discover they've been scammed out of almost every penny they have in the world - and that neither women exist. Meanwhile, a wealthy divorcee plunges, in suspicious circumstances, from an apartment block in Munich. In the same week, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, that is clearly not what it seems. As his investigations continue, a handsome Brighton motivational speaker comes forward. He's discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women, online. The first he knew of it was a phone call from one of them, out of the blue, saying, `You don't know me, but I thought I knew you'. That woman is now dead. Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. A global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams and the murder of anyone who threatens to expose them.

Dead Like You

Dead Like You

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/06/2019

When unsolved crimes resurface, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace faces a possible copycat killing in Dead Like You, by award winning crime author Peter James. The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is attacked as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is assaulted. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender . . . Roy Grace soon realizes that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997. Dubbed 'Shoe Man', the perpetrator was believed to have attacked five women before murdering his sixth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced? When more women are assaulted, Grace and his team find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to identify and save the life of the new sixth victim . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Like You is the sixth gripping title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Dead Man's Grip and Not Dead Yet. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead Man's Footsteps

Dead Man's Footsteps

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The discovery of a woman's body and a link to the events of 9/11 takes Detective Superintendent Roy Grace around the world in Dead Man's Footsteps, by award winning crime author Peter James. Amid the tragic mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton businessman and ne'er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifeline: to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Six years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton. Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Man's Footsteps is the fourth gripping title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Dead Tomorrow and Dead Like You. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The return of a Brighton girl turned movie star spells nothing but trouble for Detective Superintendent Roy Grace in the gripping crime novel Not Dead Yet, by award winning author Peter James. Gaia Lafayette has a movie to shoot back home and Grace is in charge of her security. Yet when a vicious gangster is released from prison and an unidentifiable headless torso is found, a nightmare unfolds before Grace's eyes. An obsessed stalker is after Gaia - and Grace knows that they may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Not Dead Yet is the eighth thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Dead Man's Time and Want You Dead. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead Man's Time

Dead Man's Time

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is haunted by the past in his latest case, and his private life, in Dead Man's Time, by award winning crime writer Peter James. A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant fighting for her life. Millions of pounds' worth of valuables have been stolen. Within days, Grace is racing against the clock, following a murderous trail that leads him from the shady antiques world of England, across Europe and all the way back to the New York waterfront's gang struggles of 1922, chasing a killer driven by the force of one man's greed and another man's fury. Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Man's Time is the ninth gripping title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Want You Dead and You Are Dead. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead Man's Grip

Dead Man's Grip

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2019

It's a race against time as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tries to stop a grieving mother from taking the law into her own hands in Dead Man's Grip, by award winning crime writer Peter James. A university student is killed in a tragic traffic accident while riding their bicycle. When two of the drivers involved are hunted down by a sadistic killer, Grace knows that the third driver, Carly Chase, may be next. Carly, a solicitor, believes hiding is not an option and heads to New York to speak with the cyclist's mother. But Grace knows about the mother's underworld connections and that the family will stop at nothing to take an eye for an eye . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Man's Grip is the seventh thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Not Dead Yet and Dead Man's Time. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Want You Dead

Want You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2020

An obsessive psychopath must be stopped whilst Detective Superintendent Roy Grace also deals with a very personal mystery in Want You Dead, by award winning crime writer Peter James. Grace's wife Sandy is officially declared dead after being missing for a decade, allowing him to marry the mother of his baby son. But Sandy's disappearance is unexplained for a reason. Bryce Laurent doesn't want his ex-girlfriend to move on. Terrified by Bryce's dark side, she seeks police protection. But Bryce will not be stopped, determined to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved - and then her too . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Want You Dead is the tenth thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with You Are Dead and Love You Dead. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Need You Dead

Need You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2020

A humdinger of a read, the authenticity shines throughout this thrilling tale. Set in Brighton and the surrounding area over two weeks, Detective Superintendent Grace finds himself in the middle of one of his most challenging cases… one murder victim, yet a list of plausible suspects. ‘Need You Dead’ is one of those books where you sink straight into the story and don’t come up for breath until you surface at the very end. You can read this as a standalone, however I really do recommend starting at the beginning of the ‘Roy Grace crime series series’ with ‘Dead Simple’. Peter James balances the background home life within the main story, creating an edge, making you fear for what is to come. I found myself speculating, my mind racing as I read, however no matter what you suspect, there are still shocks in store.  ‘Need You Dead’ is everything you need in a crime novel, intriguing, stimulating, with a whammy of an ending, it also leaves you wanting more. 

eBooks of the Month
Love You Dead

Love You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2020

A shocking reveal threatens to unravel Detective Superintendent Roy Grace's happy new life in Love You Dead, by award winning crime author Peter James. Grace is newly married, having moved to a country cottage with Chloe and their baby son. But his first, long-missing wife, now found, has left Grace a surprise greater than he could have imagined. Yet the police need Grace at work: an escaped murderer who left a bullet in him is back and a Black Widow is leaving an international trail of corpses after - in every sense - bleeding them dry. Now, she's come to Brighton for her next rich target . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Love You Dead is the twelve title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Need You Dead and Dead If You Don't. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Find Them Dead

Find Them Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Roy Grace, creation of the award-winning author Peter James, unearths a powerful criminal network in Find Them Dead. Ending his secondment to London's Met Police, Roy Grace gets a tip-off about a county lines drugs mastermind operating out of Brighton. On his first day back in his old job in Sussex, he is called to a seemingly senseless murder. Separately, Meg Magellan finally has her life back together, five years after the car crash that killed her husband and their son. Her daughter, Laura, now 18, is on her gap year travelling in South America with a friend, and Meg misses her badly. Laura is all she has in the world. In between jobs, Meg receives a summons for jury service. She's excited - it might be interesting and will help distract her from constantly worrying about Laura. But when she is selected for the trial of a major Brighton drugs overlord, everything changes. Gradually, Grace's investigation draws him increasingly into the sinister sphere of influence of the drug dealer on trial. A man utterly ruthless and evil, prepared to order the death of anyone it takes to enable him to walk free. Just a few days into jury service, Meg arrives home to find a photograph of Laura, in Ecuador, lying on her kitchen table. Then her phone rings. A sinister, threatening stranger is on the line. He tells her that if she ever wants to see Laura alive again, it is very simple. At the end of the trial, all she has to do is make sure the jury says just two words . . . Not guilty.

Dead Simple

Dead Simple

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2021

Meet Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on his unforgettable first major case, in this TV tie-in edition of Dead Simple, by award winning crime author Peter James. Now a major ITV series, Grace, adapted for television by screenwriter Russell Lewis and starring John Simm. It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. But a few hours later, the groom has disappeared and his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Roy Grace is contacted by the man's distraught fiancee to unearth what happened on that fateful night. The one man who ought to know of the groom's whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realizes, for one man's disaster is another man's fortune . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Simple is the first thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Looking Good Dead and Not Dead Enough.

Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2021

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace has to solve a disturbing murder whilst protecting an innocent eye witness, in this TV tie-in edition of Looking Good Dead, by award winning crime author Peter James. Now a major ITV series, Grace, adapted for television by screenwriter Russell Lewis and starring John Simm. When a young woman's body is found butchered in Brighton, Roy Grace cannot help but think of his own missing wife and her unsolved fate. Elsewhere in the city, when Tom Bryce finds a disc left on a train, he simply tries to do the right thing - return it to its owner. But this attempted act of kindness makes him the sole witness to that same vicious murder. Learning that Tom has made a statement to Grace's team, the killers have to act. But when they plan the murder of the Bryce family, it's not just revenge - it's entertainment. Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Looking Good Dead is the second gripping title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Not Dead Enough and Dead Man's Footsteps.

Left You Dead

Left You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/2021

NO BODY. NO TRACE. NO CRIME? Niall and Eden Paternoster start their Sunday the same way they always do – with a long drive, a visit to a country house and a quick stop at the local supermarket on the way home. But this Sunday ends differently – because while Niall waits and waits in the car park for Eden to pick up supplies, Eden never returns. She’s not waiting for him at home, and none of their family or friends have heard from her. Gone without a trace, Niall is arrested on suspicion of her murder. When DS Roy Grace is called in to investigate, it doesn’t take long to realize that nothing is quite as it seems – and this might be his most mysterious case yet . . . Sunday Times number one bestseller Peter James returns with the latest installment in his award-winning Roy Grace novels – now a major TV series.

Audiobooks of the Month
Not Dead Enough

Not Dead Enough

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2022

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace thinks he's found a serial killer, but not everything is as it seems in Not Dead Enough, by award-winning crime author Peter James. Now a major ITV series, Grace, adapted for television by screenwriter Russell Lewis and starring John Simm. A beautiful socialite is dead. Roy Grace's leading suspect, her husband, was sixty miles away when she died, but all other evidence points to him. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar? Grace's investigation, and his budding new relationship, are derailed after a reported sighting of his wife, Sandy, who has been missing for nine years. Grace desperately tries to cast light on the truth in both cases as his emotional turmoil - and the body count - grows . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Not Dead Enough is the third thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations in Dead Man's Footsteps and Dead Tomorrow. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead Man's Footsteps

Dead Man's Footsteps

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2022

The discovery of a woman's body and a link to the events of 9/11 take Detective Superintendent Roy Grace around the world in Dead Man's Footsteps, by award-winning crime author Peter James. Now a major ITV series, Grace, adapted for television by screenwriter Russell Lewis and starring John Simm. Amid the tragic mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton businessman and ne'er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifeline: to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Six years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton. Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Man's Footsteps is the fourth gripping title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations in Dead Tomorrow and Dead Like You. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead Tomorrow

Dead Tomorrow

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2022

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is caught up in the murky world of human trafficking in Dead Tomorrow, by award-winning crime writer Peter James. Now a major ITV series, Grace, adapted for television by screenwriter Russell Lewis and starring John Simm. The body of a missing boy is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, two more bodies are found . . . A teenager in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price. As Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter's life . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Tomorrow is the fifth thrilling title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective's investigations with Dead Like You and Dead Man's Grip. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.