Thursday, October 24, 2013

Series Spotlight: Roy Grace Detective Series by Peter James

Not Dead Yet (October 8, Minotaur Books, PB) the 8th novel in the Roy Grace crime series, follows Gaia, a Hollywood star leaving her home to shoot a movie on location in Brighton, England. Days before she is about to leave, an attempt is made on her life by an obsessed stalker. As the stalker is at large in Brighton, Roy Grace and his team find themselves in a desperate race against time to save Gaia's life from a maniac who will stop at nothing to kill her.

In Dead Man's Time (October 15, Minotaur Books, HC), the 9th novel in the Roy Grace series, Superintendent Detective Roy Grace finds himself up against the most dangerous adversary yet. The story begins in 1920s New York when a five year old boy and his sister are boarding a ship to Dublin after their mother was shot and their father abducted. The boy is suddenly handed a cryptic message that will haunt him all his life and his father's pocket watch when he vows that he will return to find his father. Almost 90 years later, Detective Grace investigates a burglary in Brighton where £10m of antiques and a rare vintage watch has been taken and soon finds himself in a murderous trail linking the antiques world of Brighton, the crime fraternity of Spain's Marbella, and New York.

Previous book in this series:

Dead Man's Grip
Dead Like You
Dead Tomorrow
Dead Man's Footsteps
Not Dead Enough
Looking Good Dead
Dead Simple

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Peter James is the #1 international bestselling author of the Roy Grace series.

An established film producer and scriptwriter, James lived in the U.S. for a number of years and produced 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 James overseeing all aspects, including scriptwriting. In 2009 James was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community. He is Patron of Crimestoppers in Sussex alongside Vera Lynn and in 2012 was made Patron of The Whitehawk Inn. In 2011 James became Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association. He has won many 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’ 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. James divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill in London and near Brighton in Sussex.

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