Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, September 04, 2017
Need You Dead by Peter James
Need You Dead by Peter James Macmillan, RRP $34.99
From multi-million copy bestselling author and winner of the
CWA Diamond Dagger award, Peter James, Need You Dead sees Roy Grace facing his
most mysterious case yet.
"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." The Times
Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell,
falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna
finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a
client's mobile phone changes everything for her.
When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton,
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an
open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to
present themselves, each of them tantalisingly plausible, until, in a sudden
turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than
Grace could ever have imagined.
Peter James is the international bestselling author of many
award-winning novels. His Roy Grace series, set in Brighton, has been
translated into thirty-seven languages with worldwide sales of over eighteen
million copies, and has given him eleven consecutive Sunday Times number ones.
In 2015 WHSmith customers publicly voted him the Greatest Crime Author of All
Time and in 2016 he became the recipient of the coveted CWA Diamond Dagger
lifetime achievement, awarded for sustained excellence.