Roy Grace

14 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,342 ratings

Dead Simple Publisher's Summary

It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared, and his friends are dead.

With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace - a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife - is contacted by Michael's beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper.

Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison's whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realizes, for one man's disaster is another man's fortune....

Dead Simple is the stunning first novel in the number-one best-selling Roy Grace series from award-winning author Peter James.

©2016 Peter James (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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  • Book 1

    • Dead Simple

    • Roy Grace, Book 1
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared, and his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace - a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife - is contacted by Michael's beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison's whereabouts is saying nothing.

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  • Book 2

    • Looking Good Dead

    • Roy Grace, Book 2
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    One single act of kindness becomes an endless reign of terror...Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable but questionable policing techniques

    • By scott on 06-27-16

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  • Book 3

    • Not Dead Enough

    • Roy Grace, Book 3
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing.... On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and fantastic listen.

    • By Andrew on 11-09-11

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  • Book 4

    • Dead Man's Footsteps

    • Roy Grace, Book 4
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton never-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifetime, to disappear and reinvent himself in another country. Five years later the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton, leads Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on an enquiry spanning the globe, and into a desperate race against time to save the life of a woman being hunted down like an animal in the streets and alleys of Brighton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bewdy bottler bonza Ozzie accents - mate :)

    • By Lesley on 04-15-09

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  • Book 5

    • Dead Tomorrow

    • Roy Grace, Book 5
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    In an evil world, everything is for sale.... The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found.... Caitlin Beckett, a 15 year old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The best so far of the Dead... series

    • By Dottie B. on 04-11-11

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  • Book 6

    • Dead Like You

    • Roy Grace, Book 6
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Don't imagine for one moment that I'm not watching you.... The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender.... Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Better read than listened to

    • By Jean on 03-15-11

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  • Book 7

    • Dead Man's Grip

    • Roy Grace, Book 7
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Carly Chase is traumatised after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Guv

    • By Graham on 07-09-11

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  • Book 8

    • Not Dead Yet

    • Roy Grace, Book 8
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him.... For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination.... For the City of Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city's greatest love story - between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert - is incalculable.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite in the series

    • By Maine Knitter on 10-25-17

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  • Book 9

    • Dead Man's Time

    • Roy Grace, Book 9
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Some will wait a lifetime to take their revenge.... A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying. And millions of pounds' worth of valuables have been taken. But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, heading the enquiry, rapidly learns, there is one priceless item of sentimental value that the old woman's powerful family cherish above all else. And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands, and will do anything, absolutely anything, to get it back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hooray

    • By Maine Knitter on 10-27-17

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  • Book 10

    • Want You Dead

    • Roy Grace, Book 10
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead.... Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship, and - who knows - maybe more? When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming, and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top Thriller

    • By Janie on 03-31-15

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  • Book 11

    • You Are Dead

    • Roy Grace, Book 11
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    You are Dead is the eleventh thrilling crime novel in Peter James' Roy Grace series. 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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This series had promise

    • By FRITZ STOOP on 07-06-16

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  • Book 12

    • Love You Dead

    • Roy Grace, Book 12
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy; it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder. That takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Danial Weyman great; "Roy Grace" not even "OK"

    • By Julie Mckinley on 09-17-16

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  • Book 13

    • Need You Dead

    • Roy Grace, Book 13
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Maine Knitter on 11-13-17

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  • Book 14

    • Dead If You Don't

    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award-winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't. Shortly after Kipp Brown and his teenage son, Mungo, arrive at the Amex stadium for their team's biggest-ever football game, Mungo disappears. A short while later Kipp receives a text with a ransom demand and a warning not to go to the police if he and his wife want to see their son alive again.

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