Anyway, under pressure of getting the book of to the mother in-law who also loves crime novels, i finally got stuck...more
Dedication: To Eva Klaesson-Lindeblad
Opening: On the morning of the accident, Carly had forgotten to set the alarm and overslept.
Best interaction: "In some states in US it's still illegal to do it in any other way than the missionary position. She's now going religious fdundamentalist on me. I'm a deviant in God's eyes apparently."
"Doesn't that make Him a voyeur?"
4* Dead Simple (Roy Grace #1)
4* Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace #2)
4* Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace #3)
4* Dead Man's Footste...more
I pre-ordered this book; something I don’t normally do when buying books. However, being a Peter James enthusiast and having spent many years living and working close to Brighton, (where the Roy Grace series of books are featured) I was keen to read the latest instalment.
Unfortunately some bright spark in the Amazon marketing department, thought it was a good idea to post a video of Peter James explaining the plot of Dead Man’s Grip, his seventh book in the series. Within less than a minute we...more
And soon, all the drivers involved in the accident begin getting murdered one by one, until there’s no one left except Carly Chase—a middle-aged lawyer and singl...more
I enjoyed this book but it was not the best Grace story. The premise was pretty good, it just wasn't executed that well in my opinion. One of the best things about the Grace books is how real they feel and how well researched and wr...more
The story itself starts off with quite a dramatic car accident. We have a...more
The action starts in Brighton, England where an American, Tony Revere is a student at Sussex and is killed in an awful traffic accident while bicycling to the University. Turns out the people involved with the accid...more
I found it long and draggy. A quarter of the book could have been cut out to make it more enjoyable.
I didn't find any of the characters likeable. Well, the only one I liked was Tony, the cyclist who got killed in the beginning of the book.
There seemed to be a lot of characters, especially cops or cop-related, so I gave up trying to keep them straight.
This is the latest is a series featu...more
Set in a favorite place...more
This novel begins with the gruesome death of a young man, who defies his mother, the daughter of a mafia don in New York City, to study at a Brighton university and live with...more
There is a reason for this. His books are the culinary equivalent of a Big Mac. Massively enjoyabel at the time and then instantly forgettable. I can't think anyone would have a Peter James book in their Top 10.
The chapters are short and punchy, the plot relentless and the longer strory of Roy Graces family circumstances are nudg...more
James begins the novel with a change of perspective rotating among three players. Carly Chase is a legal solicitor and widowed mother who is backing uneasily into middle age, drinking just a bit too much but still sharp enough to regret it. Stuart Ferguson is a truck driver who has been on the road too long, and is looking forward to making a delivery and getting some rest. And Tony Revere is a university student from the US who is living with his girlfriend, studying abroad (no pun intended) in...more
Welcome to the Sussex CID Major Crimes Division where Detective Superintendent Roy Grace has just been informed of a major road collision involving three vehicles and a bicyclist. A truck driver having logged too many hours, a car driven by a business woman and mother, with an alcohol level above the limit, and a van driver who fle...more
It begins with a road traffic accident. We see the young American cyclist saying goodbye to his girlfriend, the tired lorry driver and the nice/normal forty-something solicitor setting off for work after a night of heavy drinking. There's a terrible accident. Someone dies. Nobody's...more
The victim of the accident was a young man who just happened to be the son of a Mafia family. The 3 vehicles involved in the accident each had an unsavory reason for being involved 1) the white van which actually hit the young man - was actually driven by a prisoner on day release, 2) Carly, a mother and divorce lawyer, had...more
Detective Roy Grace raced to protect the last victim Carly Chase. It became a cat and mouse game of guessing and second guessing...more
I haven't read anything by Peter James before this, and I like that even though this is a series you don't need to read the previous ones (though I would have liked to). This book was amazing. Very intense things happening. I am a big fan of crime novels and this one did not disappoint me at all. I was gripped from the beginning.
What I really enjoyed about this is it's been awhile since I've seen a good crime novel including mafia connections and this...more
Admittedly, I learned a lot about police procedure from dead Man's Grip, so a lot of realism and a lot of research went in the book. I was reminded of the sleazy parts of Brighton - places that can be forgotten...more
Although I could again relate closely to the locations and the tension and drama steadily built up in its usual way, I felt the story was rather less credible than those in previous books in the series. There was no mystery as to the motive or perpetrator of two gruesome murders and the only real reason to follow the story throug...more
This is a fast paced thriller - riddled with surprises and intrigue. I really enjoyed the way Peter James embraced the language of London and the settings. Thru his detailed descriptions, I felt like I could walk into the book and right onto the London streets.
If anything - I felt it could have even been a little longer! I loved the character development and I would love to se...more