Dead Simple

by PETER JAMES

Perseus Books Group | October 30, 2008 | Hardcover |

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Michael Harrison had it all: good looks, charm, natural leadership, a wicked sense of humor, and now Ashley, his fiancee. While out celebrating with a group of friends a few nights before the wedding, Michael suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself enclosed in a coffin equipped only with a flashlight, a dirty magazine, a walkie-talkie, and a tiny breathing tube. It''s all in good fun — payback for the grief his buddies had suffered at the hands of his own penchant for tomfoolery — that is, until his four buddies are killed in a drunk driving accident just moments after leaving Michael buried alive in his coffin. Detective Superintendent Grace — himself dealing with the pain of losing a wife — is brought on to the case when Ashley reports Michael missing. Suspicions are raised when Michael''s only friend not at the bachelor party refuses to cooperate and Ashley''s faithfulness — not to mention her increasingly mysterious past — are suddenly thrown into question. As Superintendent Grace soon discovers, one man''s disaster is another man''s fortune ...dead simple.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: October 30, 2008

Publisher: Perseus Books Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786718498

ISBN - 13: 9780786718498

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Dead Simple

Dead Simple

by PETER JAMES

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: October 30, 2008

Publisher: Perseus Books Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786718498

ISBN - 13: 9780786718498

About the Book

Launching a terrifying new series, James introduces recently widowed Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who's called in when a man is reported missing from a bachelor party. Grace soon discovers that one man's disaster is another man's fortune.

From the Publisher

Michael Harrison had it all: good looks, charm, natural leadership, a wicked sense of humor, and now Ashley, his fiancee. While out celebrating with a group of friends a few nights before the wedding, Michael suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself enclosed in a coffin equipped only with a flashlight, a dirty magazine, a walkie-talkie, and a tiny breathing tube. It''s all in good fun — payback for the grief his buddies had suffered at the hands of his own penchant for tomfoolery — that is, until his four buddies are killed in a drunk driving accident just moments after leaving Michael buried alive in his coffin. Detective Superintendent Grace — himself dealing with the pain of losing a wife — is brought on to the case when Ashley reports Michael missing. Suspicions are raised when Michael''s only friend not at the bachelor party refuses to cooperate and Ashley''s faithfulness — not to mention her increasingly mysterious past — are suddenly thrown into question. As Superintendent Grace soon discovers, one man''s disaster is another man''s fortune ...dead simple.

About the Author

Peter James is a noted crime writer in the UK and an internationally known film producer. He was the executive producer of the recent film adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. This is his first novel in a series to feature Detective Superintendent Grace.

Editorial Reviews

"Equal parts Stephen King, Ian Rankin, and Robert Harris, this first volume... by British crime writer James affords as smooth and efficient a ride as a Jaguar would along a twisty English lane."
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