The twelfth Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Peter James.
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 films include The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. His novels, including the Sunday Times number-one bestselling Roy Grace series, have been translated into thirty-six languages, with worldwide sales of sixteen million copies. Three novels have been filmed and two, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, have been adapted into highly successful stage plays. All his books 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 divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London, and near Brighton in Sussex.
No one can deny James's success as a crime novelist . . . The Grace
stories almost always go to the top of the bestseller lists, not
least because they are supremely well-told. James writes
meticulously researched police procedurals, so informed that you
can smell the canteen coffee . . . enthralling * Daily Mail *
Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him. His hero, Roy Grace, may not be the most lively cop, nor the most damaged by drink, weight or misery, but he's one of the most believable * The Times *