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Dead Man’s Time – Peter James

Crime 5*'s

What a relief the waiting is over, it is June and here is the 9th Roy Grace Novel by Peter James. Peter James is one of those authors you can rely on; always a good plot along with well-rounded characterisation which results in an enjoyable read.

Dead Man’s Time has an extra dimension with the root of the story based in 1922 Brooklyn. Brendan Daly is taken in the middle of the night and his young son Gavin who was taken to England by his aunt along with his sister Aileen never saw him again. In 2012, ninety-eight year old Aileen, is the victim of a vicious and brutal robbery. Roy Grace is heading up the investigation along with the other members of his team familiar from previous books in this series.

Roy and Cleo now have a young son Noah and are adapting to sleepless nights and a jealous dog Humphrey. Roy’s missing wife Sandy also makes her obligatory appearance too with Glenn Branston’s on-going problems with his ex Ari. I really love these secondary story lines which give the reader something in addition to the crimes committed.

As always this is a stand-alone novel but due to the development of characters you may prefer to work your way through the eight previous books starting with Dead Simple (Ds Roy Grace 1)

All the books in the series so far…

Dead Simple (2005)
Looking Good Dead (2006)
Not Dead Enough (2007)
Dead Man’s Footsteps (2008)
Dead Tomorrow (2009)
Dead Like You (2010)
Dead Man’s Grip (2011)
Not Dead Yet (2012)
Dead Man’s Time (2013)
Want You Dead (2014)


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

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