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Not Dead Enough | [Peter James]

Not Dead Enough

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is investigating the bizarre slaying of Katie Bishop, a member of Brighton's social elite. Her husband Brian appears to be in the clear - he was in another town at the time, sound asleep. But Grace begins to suspect the presence of a doppelganger: is someone else - almost identical to Bishop - involved in the crime?
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is investigating the bizarre slaying of Katie Bishop, a member of Brighton's social elite. Her husband Brian appears to be in the clear - he was in another town at the time, sound asleep. But Grace begins to suspect the presence of a doppelganger: is someone else - almost identical to Bishop - involved in the crime?

Grace's diligent exhuming of murky secrets soon demonstrates that the Bishops' outwardly settled lives had darker corners. And as Grace gets close to the truth, he finds - paradoxically - that it's his own beleaguered private life which is on the line.

©2007 Really Scary Books/Peter James; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd.

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  • David
    Redhill, United Kingdom
    2/2/12
    Overall
    "Roy Crace, Another Great Read!"

    This is another great book in the Roy Grace series. I love the detail in his descriptions and how he builds the picture, grabbing your feelings and pulling you into the book. Another great plot and looking forward to reading book 6 & 7!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M.N.Walls
    8/24/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed it"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always like Norman Potting.


    Have you listened to any of David Bauckham’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    He grew on me, initially I just kept seeing Tony Blair.


    Any additional comments?

    Will be getting the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pat in England
    UK
    6/29/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "poor writing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. the terrible narration reveals the weaknesses in the writing. I was enjoying the series but this has put me off and I will look elsewhere.


    What could Peter James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Tightened up his characterization and avoided clichés.


    What didn’t you like about David Bauckham’s performance?

    Terrible droning voice. Accent on wrong words. Is this man an actor?


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    So put off by the narrator that I gave up listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jezzer
    England
    10/26/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "decent story - but twists were visible very early"
    What made the experience of listening to Not Dead Enough the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed this story, as I have previous Roy Grace Mysteries. This one had a number of twists that were spotted well in advance of the 'reveal' - maybe obvious, maybe too many mystery stories consumed by me! Overall, still worth the time to listen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gioia
    London, United Kingdom
    10/13/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Grace at his best, multi-faceted storyline"
    Where does Not Dead Enough rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks highly on the list of modern detective stories. Compared to the first and second Roy Grace mysteries, the characters start to feel more complete and interesting.


    What other book might you compare Not Dead Enough to, and why?

    It is similarly compelling as the Rebus books by Ian Rankin.


    Have you listened to any of David Bauckham’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I am not sure


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The storyline was very well thought through


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian
    Halvergate, United Kingdom
    7/10/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic - Gripping - Great Storey - Well Written"

    Fantastic recording of a well written crime thriller. This should be made for TV ! Book 3 expands even further in the usual characters life and the plot and main storey line twists as ever with the evidence as it builds up. Thrilling read and very well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    streatham hill, United Kingdom
    6/26/13
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    Performance
    Story
    "HORRIBLE"
    What disappointed you about Not Dead Enough?

    The story started off fairly intriguing then fell into utter ridiculousness,there where so many subplots and characters in there that had little or nothing to do with the plot.The end was dragged out but held no suspense and i had to force myself to finish it.


    Has Not Dead Enough put you off other books in this genre?

    yes and no


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of David Bauckham?

    The narrator was ok


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    dissapointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/24/13
    Overall
    "Very disappointed"

    I was really looking forward to this book however by the time I was a third of the way in I was waiting for the characters to catch up. The twists were very easy to see coming and the whole thing left you feeling shortchanged. Also the audio narrator insisted on making all women’s voices sound stupid and weak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Gloucester, United Kingdom
    11/27/12
    Overall
    "First rate thriller!"

    I had not read this author before - but he had been recommended by friends and then I heard him speak at a crime-writing conference. His engaging personality and the wealth of information he delivered in a humorous style sent me to the book. I am so pleased that it did. This was an excellent read - fast paced (short chapters) and so detailed in terms of character and location that the reader was drawn completely into the story. A good mix of drama and humour which kept me 'turning the pages' through the many twists and turns of the narrative. On the negative side, I found one of the 'sex scenes' a little lengthy, overwritten and vaguely gratuitous as it slowed the action unneccessarily and I was not entirely happy with the vocal quality of the narrator, but his interpretation was good. 'Not Dead Enough' is well worth the read or the listen if you enjoy crime fiction. Having discovered Peter James I have now moved on to a further D.S.Grace novel.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gwyneth
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    1/12/12
    Overall
    "Gripping, still listening in the early hours!"

    Really enjoyed this book, the narrator was excellent and so was the story, the only down side was that I couldn't unplug it!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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