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Need You Dead
Need You Dead

Need You Dead

Roy Grace


400 Pages, 6.02 x 9.21

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $30.95 (US $30.95)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9781509816316

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Jun 2017)
Macmillan UK

Price: $30.95


The 13th entry in the New York Times-bestselling series

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 tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.


"In my thirty four years of policing, never have I come across a writer who so accurately depicts 'The Job'." —Detective Investigator Pat Lanigan, Office of the District Attorney, NYPD

"This skillful twister shows why James was awarded the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger." —Publishers Weekly Online

"[A] riveting page-turner." —San Francisco Book Review Online

"totally satisfying."—Library Journal Online Xpress Review

"This is police procedural writing of the highest order." —Providence Journal

"This is police procedural writing of the highest order"—The Providence Journal

"Grace is a detective known for his human touch."—The New York Times

Author Biography

Peter James is the international bestselling author of many award-winning novels. His Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series, set in Brighton, has been translated into thirty-six languages with worldwide sales of over eighteen million copies, and has given him nine 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. Peter has also written a short story collection, A Twist of the Knife, and his standalone titles include his ghost story The House On Cold Hill and The Perfect Murder, which has been turned into a smash hit stage play. All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police. Three of his novels have been filmed and before becoming a full-time author he produced numerous films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. He divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and near Brighton in Sussex.