Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dead Like You (Roy Grace 6)

by Peter James

From the Back Cover...

Don't imagine for one moment that I'm not watching you . . .

The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender.

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realizes that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city, back in 1997. The perpetrator had been dubbed 'Shoe Man' and was believed to have raped four women before murdering his fifth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced?

When more women are assaulted, Grace becomes increasingly certain that he is dealing with the same man. And that by delving back into the past ? a time in which Grace and his now missing wife Sandy had appeared happy together ? he may find the key to unlocking the current mystery.

Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a desperate race against the clock to identify and save the life of the new fifth victim. . .


Dead Tomorrow (Roy Grace 5)

by Peter James


Product Description


The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found . . .

Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old 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 Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of 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 . . .


Monday, 22 June 2015

Dead Man's Footsteps (Roy Grace 4)

by Peter James


Editorial Reviews

Tense, beautifully paced and excellent on police atmosphere and procedure. (The Times)

A real page-turner and the cliffhanging conclusion left me eagerly awaiting DS Grace's next outing. (Daily Express)


From the Back Cover

Amid the tragic unfolding 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 Detective Superintendent 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.

'A real page-turner'
 Daily Express

'Tense, beautifully paced and excellent on police atmosphere and procedure'
The Times

'Summer wouldn't be summer without an unmissable Peter James Novel'
Daily Mail

Visit his website at www.peterjames.com


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace 3)

By Peter James


On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the death of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop.

Roy Grace soon starts to come to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar?

As Roy Grace digs deeper behind the facade of the Bishops' outwardly respectable lives, it becomes clear that everything is not at all as it first seemed. Then he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled world is facing destruction . . .

'Packed with sharp dialogue, an appealing cast and vivid cameos of the more sinister face of Brighton'


Saturday, 20 June 2015

Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace 2)

by Peter James

Product Description

One single act of kindess becomes an endless reign of terror...

Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with.

And from that moment the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality - and a grisly attraction. Notice of Kellie and Tom's deaths has already been posted on the internet. You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead.

'Full of gripping twists and turns' - Guardian.
'Another brilliant novel set in the city of Brighton & Hove' - Robert Bovington

BUY IT!  http://astore.amazon.co.uk/spanisimpres-21/detail/1447262492

Dead Simple - the 1st Roy Grace thriller by Peter James


One of my favourite authors grew up in the same town as me - Brighton & Hove, England - "Dead Simple" was the first of his "Roy Grace" novels.

synopsis (from Amazon.co.uk)...

It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared and his friends are dead.
With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy 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 more to gain than anyone realizes, For one man's disaster is another man's fortune.
 ...The stunning first novel in the number-one bestselling Roy Grace series.

BUY FROM AMAZON: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/spanisimpres-21/detail/1447262484

Robert Bovington

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlett

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 On 10 April 2006, Clive P L Young wrote a review on Amazon...

"An indispensable introduction to the complex politics and fast-shifting culture of Spain over the last thirty years, Ghosts of Spain presents an engaging and highly readable account of the country's remarkable transition from stagnant authoritarianism to vigorous democracy. 
The opening chapters on the partly hidden legacy of the Civil War and Francoism are quite outstanding as Tremlett gives reasons for Spain's extraordinary lack of either reconciliation or recrimination. 
Recent scandals and the often-related construction and tourist booms are smartly handled and the detour to the heart of flamenco is genuinely moving. 
The author is much less sure-footed on the chapters on Basque and Catalan nationalism, revealing an unfortunate and disappointingly clichéd Madrid metropolitan bias. Although the book also suffers from what seems to have been hasty editing, the recompense is Tremlett's a fine journalistic sensitivity for place and people and a genuine love for his subject."

Robert Bovington wrote...

"I have also read Giles Tremlett's 'Ghosts of Spain' and can reiterate Mr Young's sentiments". "The book is a good account of recent Spanish history and captures the essence of Spain instead of the "rose-tinted spectacles" view of the popular 'Costas'."

other blogs by Robert Bovington:
"Photographs of Spain"
"Spanish Impressions"
"postcards from Spain"
"you couldn't make it up!"
"a grumpy old man in Spain"
"Spanish Expressions"
"Spanish Art"
"Books About Spain"