Book Review: Peter James Dead Simple (DS Roy Grace #1) * * * * | The Crime Scene | Worldwide Crime Fiction

Book Review: Peter James Dead Simple (DS Roy Grace #1) * * * *




Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Country
United Kingdom 
Writers
Peter James 
Publisher

Sub Genre
Action 
Website


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Plot Summary
My Review
In The Series
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Plot Summary
Dead Simple is the first in the DS Roy Grace novels by Peter James.  Five friends are out on a stag night.  The groom to be, notorious for playing practical jokes, gets a taste of his own medicine when his friends bury him in a grave.  They intend to go back only they all end up in a car accident which costs them their lives.  DS Grace becomes involved in the missing person investigation but his suspicions are aroused by the grieving widow and a suspicious business partner.




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My Review
This book is an excellent introduction to the protagonist of Peter James's books.  The plot, which might at first seem rather strange and uninteresting is interwoven with other strands which lead to a surprise conclusion.

Those who like the action novels of American crime fiction will enjoy this work.  Despite being British there is some action in these novels which make it and the series a much more enjoyable read than the standard British police procedural.

I also like Peter James because his work lacks the pretentiousness that can be prevalent in many British crime fiction works.  Dead Simple is a down to earth gripping tale.
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In The Series

 #1
Dead Simple

B0042JSSSG
#2
Looking Good Dead 
B0068ZYJYY 
#3 
Not Dead Enough 

0330546007
 #4
Dead Man's Footsteps
 0330545981
Review
 #5
Dead Tomorrow

033054599X 
Review
 #6
Dead Like You
B0068EPZKC
Review
#7
Dead Man's Grip
0312643217
 #8
Not Dead Yet
0312642849
Review
#9
Dead Man's Time
1250030188
Review
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#10
Want You Dead
125003020X
Review
Buy US
Buy EUR


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