New York Times and International Bestselling
Author with Over 18 Million Copies Sold celebrates
the 12th book in the Roy Grace Series!
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR LOVE YOU DEAD
“…immensely satisfying…James juggles his multiple story lines with panache as the action hurtles to a shattering conclusion.”
—Publishers Weekly *starred review”
“James is a master of constructing the kind of plot that twists and turns, ensnaring the reader in its grasp.”
LOVE YOU DEAD by Peter James
Oct 4, 2016
Love You Dead (Pan Macmillan; Oct 4, 2016; $27.95)
is the twelfth thrilling crime novel in
Peter James's Roy Grace series.
An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and to be rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy about money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect . . .
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city.
One with a venomous mind . . . and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is.
All previous books in the series and the new novel, Love You Dead, will now be available for the first time in the U.S. through Pan Macmillan and Independent Publishers Group. We are thrilled to be bringing this series to the American public.
By filling out a short online survey, because their team is very interested in getting American readers' feedback on their key social media and online preferences so they can give Peter the best advice about connecting with his fans, they want to make American readers aware of this awesome series.
They are offering a major giveaway to all who participate for the chance to win the whole Roy Grace series with a boxed set of the first 10 books, as well as the two most recent books that were published after the box set came out.
James’s novella ‘The Perfect Murder’, started its world stage premiere in 2014, and his first Roy Grace novel Dead Simple has now been adapted for stage, and will tour the UK in 2015. In 1994, in addition to conventional print publishing, James’s novel Host was published on two floppy discs and is now in the Science Museum as the world’s first electronic novel.
Famed for his in-depth research, in 2009 James was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community, and in 2013 he was awarded an Outstanding Public Service Award by Sussex Police with whom he rides along regularly. He has also been out many times with the NYPD and the LAPD in the US and with many other police forces around the world, as well as doing extensive research with offenders in prisons and psychiatric institutions. He has served as two-times Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and is a board member of the US International Thriller Writers.
He has won numerous literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People’s Bestseller Dagger in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for Perfect People in 2012. James’s novels have been translated into thirty-six languages and three have been turned into films.
All of his novels reflect a deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in–depth research and has unprecedented access, as well as science, medicine and the paranormal. A speed junkie, who in his teens was selected to train for the British Olympic Ski Team, he holds an international motor racing license and switches off from work by racing his classic 1965 BMW. James divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill in London and near Brighton in Sussex.
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More Praise for PETER JAMES
“...James is a good storyteller, able to mix in proper amounts of mystery and suspense.”
—Booklist on You Are Dead
“Carefully crafted, realistic characters make this entry a standout.”
—Publishers Weekly *Starred Review* on You Are Dead
“He's done it again. But how? You Are Dead, the best-selling author Peter James's 11th annual offering about a fictional British detective, Roy Grace, may just be his best yet.”
—Huffington Post on You Are Dead
“...With over 14 million book sales, there’s no arguing with James’s lethal talent but even by his stellar standards this terrifying, excruciatingly tense tale of twisted obsession is outstanding.”
—The Daily Record on You Are Dead
“Written in a lively manner in the author’s trademark short chapters, the story moves back and forth between and among the characters, which are thoroughly developed. The plot is clever, and once again, Brighton provides an appealing backdrop to the story, supplemented by the streets of New York City, which sets the stage for both the beginning and end of the book.”
—Spinetingler Magazine on Want You Dead
“James’s tenth Roy Grace outing is thriller writing at its best! This true page-turned by a master of suspense will leave his loyal readers begging for more.”
—Library Journal *starred review” on Want You Dead
“James specializes in short, fast-moving chapters. The jumps in time allow readers to understand the forces that drive this story and sympathize with some characters who are not exactly on the side of the law. Attention is necessary but the threads weave together until the pattern is clear to Grace and completely satisfying for the audience. There is much violence in the book but also touches of humor, and it is all wittily told.”
—RT Book Reviews on Want You Dead
“The author is unflinching in his descriptions of domestic abuse, and paints a vivid picture of Brighton with daily life punctuated by cigarettes, booze, and greasy food. A subplot involving Grace’s vanished wife, Sandy, will please series regulars.”
—Publishers Weekly on Want You Dead
"The climax of WANT YOU DEAD will leave you breathless and surprised. Not everyone who was present at the commencement of the book makes it to story’s end."
—Book Reporter on Want You Dead
“Leave it to Peter James to top himself. With the immensely satisfying Dead Man’s Time (he takes an already seminal series and ratchets it up not just one notch but plenty more by crafting an entry that raises the stakes and increases the sprawl through time as well as territory [...]
The elegance and classic nature of Dead Man’s Time
rivals the best of John le Carré or Frederick Forsyth.”
—Providence Journal on Dead Man’s Time
“Want You Dead is a thrilling page-turner from start to finish, accessible to new readers, but satisfying to those already familiar with its world.”
—Criminal Element on Want You Dead
“This is a very engaging series, which I hope will continue for a long time to come.”
“This author just earned in a spot on my top ten suspense author list. This book absolutely gets my recommendation.”
—What Is That Book About on Want You Dead
“Peter James's novels are outstanding, and I suggest that they be read by all of those people who are the ultimate fans of crime fiction, as his books are Not Dead Yet,
and won't be for a very long time.”
—The Guardian on Not Dead Yet
“[Dead Man’s Time] is…so well written that it reminds one of a current Charles Dickens or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel.”
—Beverly Hills Courier on Dead Man’s Time
“This idea is so good [Faceoff] it demands a sequel.”
—Publishers Weekly on Faceoff
Other novels in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series
DEAD SIMPLE * LOOKING GOOD DEAD * NOT DEAD ENOUGH * DEAD MAN’S FOOTSTEPS * DEAD TOMORROW * DEAD LIKE YOU * DEAD MAN’S GRIP * NOT DEAD YET * DEAD MAN’S TIME * WANT YOU DEAD * YOU ARE DEAD
The Roy Grace Series
(Books 1-12) by Peter James