Title: You Are Dead
Series: Detective Superintendent Roy Grace #11
Author: Peter James
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Police Procedural
They were marked for death.
The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan
Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just
driven into the underground car park beneath the block of
flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the
phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within
minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind
her neatly parked car and mobile phone.
That same afternoon, workmen digging up a park in
another part of the city, unearth the remains of a woman
in her early twenties, who has been dead for thirty years.
At first, to Roy Grace and his team, these two events seem
totally unconnected. But then another young woman in Brighton
goes missing – and yet another body from the past surfaces.
Meanwhile, an eminent London psychiatrist meets with a man
who claims to know information about Logan. And Roy Grace
has the chilling realization that this information holds the key to
both the past and present crimes . . . Does Brighton have its
first serial killer in over eighty years?
About the Author
Peter James was educated at Charterhouse, then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years, working as a screenwriter and film producer before returning to England. His novels, including the Sunday Times number one bestselling Roy Grace series, have been translated into thirty-six languages, with worldwide sales of fifteen million copies. Three books have been filmed. He has also written a short story collection, A Twist of the Knife. All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research, as well as his fascination with science, medicine and the paranormal. He has also produced numerous films, including “The Merchant of Venice”, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. He divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London, and near Brighton in Sussex.
May just be [Peter James’] best yet. . . . Truly masterful. . . .
James is a master of background noises and images. . . .
[which] lure the reader into the already compelling but
often disturbing mesh of his narrative. . . . A book
you really can’t put down!—Huffington Post
Carefully crafted, realistic characters make this entry
a standout. —Publishers Weekly starred review
Fanatically well-researched. . . . This is no guts-and-gore
potboiler, but a meticulous study of police work.
— New York Times Book Review