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A Twist of the Knife is Peter James' gripping first full-length collection of thirty short stories, including all the stories featured in Short Shockers One & Two plus many more.
With each twist of the knife, a chilling new journey begins . . . From a woman intent on bizarre revenge, to a restaurant critic with a morbid fear of the number thirteen; and from a man arranging a life-changing assignation, to a couple heading for a disaster-filled vacation . . .
In multi-million-copy bestselling author Peter James' collection of short stories we first come to meet Brighton's finest detective, Roy Grace, and read the tale that went on to inspire James' hugely successful novel, Dead Simple. James exposes the Achilles heel of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and one another. Each tale carries a twist that will haunt readers for days after they turn the final page . . .
Combining every twisted tale from the ebook bestsellers Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two, with a never-seen-before collection of new material, A Twist of the Knife shows Peter James as the undisputed grand master of storytellers with this sometimes funny, often haunting, but always shocking collection.
Fans of British author James's novels featuring Brighton policeman Roy Grace (You Are Dead, etc.) will welcome this collection of 30 stories, both reprints and new material. In "The Stamp of a Criminal," which recounts Grace's first case, the newly minted detective constable, accompanied by mentor Det. Sgt. Bill Stoker, shows his cleverness while investigating a home burglary. Years later, a series of crimes distract Grace, now a detective superintendent, from his Christmas shopping in "Santa Drops In." Other tales feature supernatural elements, such as "Christmas Is for the Kids" and the autobiographical "My First Ghost." The versatile James displays a macabre sense of humor in "Venice Aphrodisiac," about a passionate young couple, the husband's later disillusionment, and the wife's ultimate tribute to her late spouse. This volume includes all the stories published in James's e-book collections, Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two.