Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is haunted by the past in his latest case, and his private life, in Dead Man's Time, by award winning crime writer Peter James.
A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant fighting for her life. Millions of pounds’ worth of valuables have been stolen.
Within days, Grace is racing against the clock, following a murderous trail that leads him from the shady antiques world of England, across Europe and all the way back to the New York waterfront’s gang struggles of 1922, chasing a killer driven by the force of one man’s greed and another man’s fury.
Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead Man's Time is the ninth gripping title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Want You Dead and You Are Dead.
Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.
In James's absorbing ninth crime novel featuring Det. Supt. Roy Grace (after 2012's Not Dead Yet), Grace investigates the torture murder of 98-year-old Aileen McWhirter and the theft of 10 million in valuable antiques, including a rare 1910 Patek Philippe watch, from her Brighton home. Despite the watch's high monetary value, it's the sentimental value that makes 95-year-old Gavin Daly, Aileen's brother, desperate to recover it, avenge his sister, and discover the fate of his father, who was kidnapped in New York City in 1922 and never seen again. While the police pursue various angles, Gavin's reckless son, Lucas Daly, takes direct, violent action. In two meaty subplots, ex-con Amis Smallbone plots terrible vengeance on Grace via his lover, Cleo Morey, and their infant son, Noah; and Grace's ex-wife, Sandy, plans surprises almost equally terrible. The crisp action, which shifts from Sussex to Spain's Costa del Sol and New York, includes several well-concealed closing twists.
Dead Mans Time.
Only found this book by chance, not promoted as a new book, which surprised me. Another great read from Peter James, although not as fast paced and gritty as his usual books and a little on the long side. That said I enjoyed reading about the seedier side of the antique trade, and look forward to the next book.
Slightly annoying the way Grace and his girlfriend are referring to each other constantly, as darling now a days! Just doesn’t ring true that they would use that term of endearment.
Dead Mans Time
As usual with a Peter James book, I just could not put it down.
The story line was gripping, emotional and kept me on the edge of my seat. Would make an excellent movie.