Dead If You Don't

Peter James

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18 October 2018
9781509816378
512 pages
Synopsis

In his deadliest case yet, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace faces a complex kidnapping in Dead If You Don't, by award winning crime writer Peter James.

Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck and is beginning to lose big style. Taking his teenage son, Mungo, to a football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it’s at the stadium where his nightmare begins.

Within minutes of arriving at the game the boy suddenly disappears and Kipp gets a terrifying message that someone has his child, and to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay.

Roy Grace is brought in to investigate what seems to be a straightforward case of kidnap. But rapidly Grace finds himself entering a dark, criminal underbelly of the city, where the rules are different and nothing is what it seems . . .

Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead If You Don't is the fourteenth title in the bestselling series. Discover more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Dead at First Sight and Find Them Dead.

Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him. His hero, Roy Grace, may not be the most lively cop, nor the most damaged by drink, weight or misery, but he's one of the most believable

The Times

Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business

Karin Slaughter

James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series

Independent on Sunday