Death Comes Knocking

Graham Bartlett

Peter James

14 July 2016
320 pages


Dive into Brighton’s darkest corners in Death Comes Knocking – uncovering the true crimes that inspire the bestselling Roy Grace series, by Peter James and long-serving detective Graham Barlett.

Fans of Peter James and his bestselling Roy Grace series of crime novels know that his books draw on in-depth research into the lives of Brighton and Hove police and are set in a world every bit as gritty as the real thing. His friend Graham Bartlett was a long-serving detective in the city once described as Britain's 'crime capital'. Together, in Death Comes Knocking, they have written a gripping account of the city's most challenging cases, taking the reader from crime scenes and incident rooms to the morgue, and introducing some of the real-life detectives who inspired Peter James's characters.

Bartlett and James skillfully navigate the perilous journey through Brighton's criminal past from tracking the antique trade's notorious 'knocker boys' to uncovering the cold calculation of a surfer's execution, each case skilfully evokes the dangerous inside story of policing, the personal toll it takes and the dedication of those who risk their lives to keep the public safe.

Ready yourself for an unforgettable expedition into Brighton's sinister past in Death Comes Knocking. A world of danger, dedication, and true crimes await.