Search Results: "Peter James"


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NOT DEAD YET by Peter James
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"James keeps the whole caravan lumbering efficiently along, though he never quite dispels the suspicion that not even a rock star could possibly have so many enemies independently determined to do her harm."
The return of a Brighton girl who made it big spells nothing but trouble for Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and his colleagues in the Sussex Police (Dead Man's Grip, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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WANT YOU DEAD by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Bryce's ruthless proficiency as an arsonist guarantees the requisite number of pulse-pounding set pieces, but the whole affair feels a bit mechanical, right down to the climactic sequence in which he and Red are locked together inside the panic room she's installed to keep him at bay."
While he counts down the days till he marries pathology technician Cleo Morey, the mother of his baby son, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tangles with a dangerously unbalanced jack-of-all-trades who just won't let his ex-lover go. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES by Peter James
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

A thoughtful and absorbing analysis of more than 30 of the most intriguing artifacts, occurrences, and myths of the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval worlds, by freelancer James and archaeologist Thorpe (King Alfred's College, UK). Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU DEAD by Peter James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"The results are absorbing, unspectacular, predictable, and satisfying."
Surrey DCI Roy Grace (Billionaire, 2015, etc.) goes up against a silky black widow—and a pair of unwelcome blasts from his own past. Read full book review >

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DEAD LIKE YOU by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A sturdy but overlong thriller by a British veteran looking to make noise in the United States."
A dozen years after the infamous Shoe Man victimized women with their pricey stiletto heels, a serial killer with the same MO is terrorizing Brighton, England. Is he the deranged original, a copycat—or both? Read full book review >

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HOST by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Like Mary Shelley's venerable monster, an ungodly pastiche, but also as gripping and thoughtful as its Promethean predecessor."
A first technothriller from veteran James (Prophecy, 1994, etc.) with a snazzy Robin Cook-meets-William Gibson twist: Stiffs in cryonic coffins await the day when science will be able to reanimate them. Read full book review >

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TWILIGHT by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 1993

"As silly as they come, with an especially cartoonish villain, but James meshes scalpels and spiritualism nicely, and offers some good scares along the way."
If James already hadn't published three novels (Sweet Heart, 1991; Dreamer, 1990; Possession, 1988), you might think that Robin Cook was the pseudonymous author of this feverish mix of medical terror and occult thrills. Read full book review >

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LOOKING GOOD DEAD by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2007

"Despite echoes of Thomas Harris, the closer analogue is to Jeffery Deaver's clock-racing thrillers. And if you can't wait for Deaver's next, James delivers the goods."
Det. Supt. Roy Grace's sophomore case is just as suspenseful as his first (Dead Simple, 2006), and just as wildly improbable. Read full book review >

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DEAD SIMPLE by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Three-quarters of a great suspenser that doesn't know when to quit."
A bachelor-party prank turns lethal in this gripping, overextended page-turner from veteran James (Ancient Mysteries, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S GRIP by Peter James
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"As usual, James spins a kitchen-sink thriller that goes on forever, and very enjoyably, though it certainly could have been cut down to a single night's reading."
A nasty accident on a rain-soaked Brighton street is equally fatal for its victims and its survivors. Read full book review >

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SWEET HEART by Peter James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 18, 1991

"The formula is wearing a bit thin."
A fitfully chilling variation on James's old-fashioned damsel- in-demonic-distress theme (Dreamer, 1990; Possession, 1988) finds Charley Witney and her lawyer-husband moving into a country house- -which turns out to be haunted by a most malevolent ghost. Read full book review >

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NEED YOU DEAD by Peter James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Despite some serious information overload—including a glossary of police terms, a chart of police ranks and insignia, and a superabundance of police characters—James has never forgotten how to make the pages fly. If a supercharged procedural is what you crave, fasten your seat belt."
His 13th case looks as close to routine as it ever gets for Detective Superintendent Roy Grace (Love You Dead, 2016, etc.). But looks aren't everything. Read full book review >