Dead Simple

Dead Simple 1

A Roy Grace Novel 1

by Peter James

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2014

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The first book in the multi-million-copy Roy Grace series by #1 bestselling writer Peter James, winner of the 2016 Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger prize.

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 fiancée, 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...

"Ingenious plotting, high suspense and tight writing" - Daily Mail
ISBN:
9781447262480
9781447262480
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
197x130x29mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Peter James

Peter James is one of the UK's most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold over one and a half million in the UK alone and five million worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 33 languages. He 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 also carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, as well as attending international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting edge of investigative police work. Peter, an established film producer and script writer, 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.

Peter is now a member of the Sussex Police Rape Prevention Team and writing and producing a video for them for schools and YouTube that will warn teenage girls of the potential date rape situations they could find themselves in. He did a lot of research with Lifecentre - for further information on Lifecentre visit their website at www.lifecentre.uk.com

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.

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    Easy book to read with an interesting plot. Quite entertaining to the end.

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