Dead Simple (Roy Grace Series #1)

Dead Simple (Roy Grace Series #1)

by Peter James
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Dead Simple (Roy Grace Series #1) by Peter James

Michael Harrison had it all: good looks, charm, natural leadership, a wicked sense of humor, and now Ashley, his fiancee. While out celebrating with a group of friends a few nights before the wedding, Michael suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself enclosed in a coffin equipped only with a flashlight, a dirty magazine, a walkie-talkie, and a tiny breathing tube. It's all in good fun — payback for the grief his buddies had suffered at the hands of his own penchant for tomfoolery — that is, until his four buddies are killed in a drunk driving accident just moments after leaving Michael buried alive in his coffin.
Detective Superintendent Grace — himself dealing with the pain of losing a wife — is brought on to the case when Ashley reports Michael missing. Suspicions are raised when Michael's only friend not at the bachelor party refuses to cooperate and Ashley's faithfulness — not to mention her increasingly mysterious past — are suddenly thrown into question. As Superintendent Grace soon discovers, one man's disaster is another man's fortune ...dead simple.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250063854
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Roy Grace Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

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 37 languages with worldwide sales of over 18 million copies. In 2015 WHSmith customers voted him the Greatest Crime Author of All Time and in 2016 he received the coveted CWA Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award.

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Dead Simple (Roy Grace Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 188 reviews.
NancyT More than 1 year ago
I love to read mysteries and thrillers..and this was one thriller that stood out over the rest. Great characters, great story with plenty of twists and turns...and you won't be able to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a really great book. Once I started reading it I literally couldn't put it down. Excellent story with some surprising twists and turns. Great characters. Excellent dialogue. An absolute must. If your looking for a great thriller, look no further. Can't wait for another novel with Detective Superintendent Grace. Bloody well done Peter James. Keep up the good work.
carbs_reader More than 1 year ago
An interesting and intriquing book that will keep the reader interested in picking up the next in the series. Oops! there isn't one because it's not available through B&N. How could you give us books number 1 and number 5 in the series but forget 2-4. Come on B&N get with it. Get us interested in a great detective series and offer all the books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book with an unusual twist at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good read. Enjoyable and interesting.
wildcatSP More than 1 year ago
Just loved this book!! I had to put the book down during the first couple of chapters because it made me nervous! I loved books that are unpredictable, and this one was. Recommend this one to my Nook friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are missing sements all through out the book. It will stop in the middle of a sentence at the bottom of one page, and start in the middle of another sentence at the top of the next page. No way of knowing how much you missed. The story was good enough that I just kept reading anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book has a fairly unique plot twist in the first couple of chapters. Basically one last boys night out before the joker of the group walks down the marriage isle. Thos had all the makings of a great stag night. Best friends (unless you feel your best man is important) liquor, the must have beverage of the evening, and a well planned practical joke for the practical joke king. What could possibly go wrong? I found the storyline entertaining and enjoyed getting to look into the minds of the characters. The only thing I really disliked about the book was it was drawn out in places that didn't need more explanation. However I did find a twists here and there I didn't expect and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend reading the book. I will look for other titles by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my attention. Lots of twists and turns. First Peter James book. Will definately read another.
bambi748 More than 1 year ago
really enjoyed this book from 1st page. would of liked to of had more onto the ending
Kiki_Lourdes More than 1 year ago
From start to finish, no disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far one of the best reads in a long time. Kept me wondering through the night what was going to happen next and i definitely lost sleep wanting to keep reading. Real page turner and keeps you interested. I even gasped at some parts. I definitely recommend if you like murder mysteries and suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, kept me reading. However many words mispelled all through the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairly good mystery, liked the characters and would probably read another book in this series. Not a lite mystery, but a little more intense.
R_Jay More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and surprised myself by reading it all in only 3 days. The plot moved along nicely and there were only a few places where you knew what was going to happen next. The characters are developed enough to make them believable but not enough to bore you to tears. And there is a moral - don't be a prankster when your friends are drunks and hold a grudge :) Oh - and be sure to do a background check on your fiancee! I definitely recommend this book and I can't wait to read the next one by Peter James.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and hated when it came to the end. There are a lot of plot twists and turns and the characters are very believable. Excellent mystery and very thought provoking. It's like 'Fatal Attraction' for the 21st century. Don't pass this one up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please give Peter James a try
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Although favorably reviewed, Dead Simple was just that, simple. The main character is interesting enough to carry a story or two, however here he didn't do much. There wasn't much mystery or intrigue and the plot twists were visible a mile away. Until the ending I thought I might try the next book but there just isn't enough to move forward with this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting read. Great storyline, had lots of twists and turns. The only odd thing is that the author is from England so it is set there and some of the police acronyms I didn't really know - but it was still cool to read a book set in another country. The plot was great, and I have decided that I will read more of this series. It also has lots of chapters so it is fast reading and you don't feel bogged down with a long chapter. Highly recommend.