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The House on Cold Hill
The House on Cold Hill
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will live this nightmare with the Harcourts ...., 13 Oct. 2015
This review is from: The House on Cold Hill (Hardcover)
A rare, standalone, title from Peter James. This is not one of his Roy Grace series but you still have the James' feel to it - short punchy chapters that make you want to read 'just one more'. I don't know what I feel about ghosts but would love to see one to be convinced - but only a 'nice' one - Cold Hill House's ghost is definitely not of that variety - and not someone I would want to meet alive or dead!
As a reader I really cared about the Harcourts and empathised with their concerns about moving to the country after always living in the City. A huge readjustment for the family without the frightening secrets that the house reveals over the first weeks of their occupation.
For fear of spoiling the story, I won't say more - but be prepared to experience real fear and an emotional reaction to the ending.


Want You Dead (Roy Grace)
Want You Dead (Roy Grace)
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Roy and Cleo every tie the knot?, 5 Jun. 2014
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Will Grace and Cleo finally tie the knot?

Eagerly awaited, the tenth Roy Grace certainly did not disappoint. Once started, it’s almost impossible to stop reading. All the loved and familiar characters are again working together, led by charismatic and professional Roy Grace. They’re trying to anticipate what the perpetrator will do next, where that will be and who will suffer the truly horrendous acts planned by a handsome pyromaniac and psychopath. The hunted Red Westwood is determined not to be a victim and displays extraordinary fortitude and courage. The locations are recognisable to those who know and love Roy’s home City of Brighton and Hove. Police procedures are solid due to detailed research and input from professionals. Tension is built up so it is totally impossible not to read on, and on, until the extraordinary cliffhanger ending …. Roll on Roy Grace 2015.


Dead Letter Drop
Dead Letter Drop
by Peter James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome reissue, 23 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Dead Letter Drop (Paperback)
'Vintage' Peter James! We've waited a long time for this book to be available and it's great to have the very first book by Roy Grace's creator to enjoy. You can recognise Peter's style emerging here and Max Flynn is a believable and enjoyable character. Complex plot and fast moving story. A great read.


Not Dead Yet (Roy Grace)
Not Dead Yet (Roy Grace)
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover

53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait ...., 11 Jun. 2012
It always seems such a long wait for the new Peter James/Roy Grace to become available - and then when it is, time passes in a flash and you are totally gripped by the twists and turns of the story coming thick and fast chapter by chapter. It's almost impossible to put the book down - you actually care about Roy - and Cleo - and dread Sandy's possible return to spoil their happiness. All too soon the last pages are turned and all the threads are skillfully knitted into the final scenes. And back to waiting another year for the next one ... it's too much to ask to read slowly and ration the number of chapters read in a day ... if you've never read Peter James' books, do start with Dead Simple and the previous titles so the storylines develop correctly but if you do know these books, rush out now and get your copy - what better way to spend a wet June afternoon or two!
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Dead Like You
Dead Like You
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What shoes are you wearing?, 28 May 2010
This review is from: Dead Like You (Hardcover)
The latest in Peter James' Roy Grace series starts with a rape on New Year's Eve at one of Brighton's plushest hotels. A difficult subject for any author but James handles it with professionalism and sensitivity and accurately depicts current Police procedures. The puzzle Roy Grace and his team have to solve is whether the rapist is the cold case Shoe Man resurfaced or a copy cat .... Terrifying and claustrophobic scenes for the various victims of this devastating crime against a person follow, interspersed with tantalising glimpses back into the detective's life some 10 years ago when he and his, now missing, wife Sandy were still together. A fast-paced conclusion leaves one, once again, eager for the next book and amazed at the twists and turns of the story. And desperate for some idea of what has happened to Sandy. Will she return and ruin Roy's relationship with Cleo?
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Dead Tomorrow: 5 (Roy Grace series)
Dead Tomorrow: 5 (Roy Grace series)
by Peter James
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My eyes opened ...., 17 Feb. 2010
Superbly researched, this book exposes the horrendous trade in body parts for monetary gain and the desperate lives of the street kids of Romania. We hear about such "services" in the media but in Dead Tomorrow those offering them are shown to be devoid of all humanity. Those of us with children can empathise with Lynne in her bid to find a replacement liver for her daughter at all costs when the National Health Service grinds so incomprehensively and slowly. The shortage of organ donors in the UK is highlighted and should prompt every reader to carry a donor card. This would be such a positive legacy of Dead Tomorrow. The Police underwater search unit is well portrayed with some new characters but Roy Grace's "team" engages us as ever - Glenn's continuing marital problems and Norman's un-PC behaviour being developed. Roy's own personal happiness with Cleo shines through but the spectre of Sandy still floats over the story. More great Brighton and Hove locations too. As ever, the various "strands" of story cleverly weave ever closer till the last page is reached. Another unputdownable book from Peter James.


The Perfect Murder (Quick Reads)
The Perfect Murder (Quick Reads)
by Peter James
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant quick read, 15 Feb. 2010
Fantastic - so much action in such a short novella - totally believable characters, Victor and Joan, both plotting to get rid of the other and so break out of their tedious, loveless marriage. Unputdownable once started. More like this please Peter James but don't neglect Roy Grace - I'm in need of my annual Dead ***** fix soon! Can't wait.


Not Dead Enough
Not Dead Enough
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On the edge of my seat - again!, 21 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Not Dead Enough (Hardcover)
Despite being a big fan of Peter James' crime series books and knowing that there's always a twist in the tail/tale I just didn't see it coming! My return commute to London for the two days it took me to read Not Dead Enough just flew by and I had to finish the book the second evening at home - I couldn't wait till the morning!

Throughly enjoyed Grace's German excursion and the conflict in his personal/work life it produced - and the issues it raised with his new "girlfriend" too.

Great to be able to visualise the locations around Brighton and the SE area and to recognise in his characters real traits, strengths and weaknesses.

His accuracy of detail regarding police procedures owes much to his strong links and extensive research.

What a pity to have to wait till next June for #4! I hope the series will run and run.


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