Love You Dead
An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and 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 on 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....more
We begin in the company of Jodie Bentley, and gradually learn her history. She comes from a comfortably-off middle-class family, who looked after her and gave her a good education. But – in her eyes at least – she is hideously ugly, whereas her sister, Cassie, is everyone's ...more
Having read all of the previous books in the series I am a self confessed fan of both Peter James and this series in particular although his other work is also very good.
This novel features Jodie Bentley whose dream in life was to be rich and beautiful. She achieved the first with the help of a plastic surgeon, and now she's determined to achieve the second. She decides that the easi ...more
Peter James is back with a brand new Roy Grace story and I got my hands on a copy (YAY!). I am in complete fan girl mode over the latest Roy Grace. Love You Dead is number twelve and just proves James is a genius. I cried, I laughed and I empathised with a very disturbing and fun female killer. I took a trip around Brighton, with much affection. Yes Peter James has done it again!
The story starts with an alluring f ...more
A black widow Jodie ...more
It’s the story of a young woman called Jodie Bentley who, as a child, dreamed of being beautiful and rich. She doesn’t want to work too hard, so she plans to get rich by marrying wealthy men, and then getting rid of them. She’s a Black Widow.
She’s also a poisoner. And not just any old poisons, but ...more
I remain a Peter James fan, however the last few books seem to have brought a bit of discontent to readers, myself included. The whole 'Sandy' story line has made me become a little disinterested and at times bored I'm afraid to say. However, his latest book was a great read and I was hoping that this issue of Sandy would finally be put to bed with this latest in t ...more
I enjoyed this mystery, even though the ‘police procedural’ element was really weak. I read this book, largely to read the rest of the Sandy story, which was referred to in book 6, Dead Like You. I don’t think I’ll read any more of the series, even though I enjoyed this book quite a bit. In terms of the reoccurring characters, I think either the author was not too invested in fleshing them out, or I just missed a lot from previous books. I ended up losing interest in Roy Grace as a main characte ...more
I felt at a little disadvantage reading this book simply because it is the 12th book in a long standing series. Clearly there were things that long time fans would be familiar with such as DS Grace’s miss ...more
If you have been reading the Roy Grace series, this might answer some of those unanswered questions that have been a thread through the other books.
This book will be a hard act to follow.
NOTE: IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW MR. PETER JAMES AND HIS PUBLISHER ACCEPTED MY REQUEST TO REVIEW HIS BOOK.
Well looks like I gave another five stars rating for the book. well it is a Thriller and stuff book and I just love these genres. So I will tell you why in moment…
While reading the book you will be Introduced to Jodie Bentley a very attractive and seductive woman with a fiance at a Ski resort having the time of their lives. Planning on doing an early morning ski. later that day Jodie f ...more
A good read for 3 stars.
The first section of the book follows the exploits of Jodie Bentley, this isn’t a spoiler she tells us herself, more or less straightawa ...more
This story will hold you all the way. Crime Fiction is a fine art, and Peter does it all the way through this encounter with Roy Grace. I love this series and it was good to catch up.
Just read this series of books. Crime fiction at it's highest.
This is a 'Black Widow' story set in the US, India and, of course Brighton. The first half of the book hardly features Grace at all, being chiefly concerned with the activities of the femme fatale and a monstrous hitman who is out to get her. Grace takes centre stage after the half way mark along with regulars Norman Potting and Glenn Branson. The latter is a very inte ...more
Another of the series strengths is with the great supporting cast, most no ...more
I really liked this one, despite the rather awful translation (but that's nothing new).
The plot-twists were really interesting and it was fun to get to follow a different back-up character for once (Norman) and finally getting some real answers about Sandy. Shit's about to go down in that department, I could bet on it.
Jodie is a bitch, no doubt, but with parents like that, I'm not surprised.
Also, YAY! snakes! Not so much the spiders.....
A great read & while things have been "resolved" with Sandy she's managed to leave Roy & Cleo wi ...more
Roy Grace series Book #12
From The Book:
An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and 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 on 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 Superi ...more
Peter James has done it again!! I'm starting to think that he has no flaws in writing....
Love You Dead is the twelfth novel in the Roy Grace series, based in Brighton, England.
Grace is faced with more trouble (would be a bit boring if the story was based on him just having a cup of tea!) when a middle-aged woman who ...more
It was a little too predictable and Jodie Bentley was a little too careless or stupid about what she was doing ie marrying supposedly rich men, then killing them off. However, one of them at least is not rich at all, more about to end up in the bankruptcy court, so Jodie hasn't done her homework on this one. Police begin to get suspicious, despite ...more
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Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an ar ...more