Fast moving and full of dramatic set pieces, Dead Pretty is a murderous journey with a twist in its tail.
Mark Richards, having rebuilt his life after a traumatic, deprived past, is a private investigator in London. When his beautiful girlfriend, Lena, is brutally and sadistically slain his life is turned upside down.
In his search for her killers, he becomes hunter and hunted, exacting revenge whilst trying to stay alive. His quest turns into a bloody rites of passage, which takes him from London to the Midlands, to the hills of south Wales, and, ultimately, to Amsterdam, where the savage climax of the book is played out amidst the seedy back alleys of the red light district.
Mark Richards finds out more than he ever wanted to know, old demons rear up again in his mind, and he has to reach deep into his soul to survive.
PRAISE FOR Dead Pretty:
'This is a thriller which will lead you by the nose through some fine writing. Granelli sets the scenes in London, South Wales and Amsterdam with keen observation and gives us characters that may sometimes be extreme but are always believable. The pace is electric and keeps you hooked. It would make a good film as well as a good read'
'His characters breathe, make you care. One day the people who count will realise that Roger Granelli is one of the best street-level thriller writers around'
Phil Rickman, Author
'Granelli should appeal to readers of grisly realistic thrillers and is the best such author to revel in his Welsh roots'