Dead Man's Time by Peter JamesDead Man's Time by Peter James

Dead Man's Time

byPeter James

Paperback | June 10, 2013

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A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying, and millions taken in valuables. But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, heading the enquiry, rapidly learns, there is one item, of priceless sentimental value, that her powerful family care about, above all else. And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands, and do anything, absolutely anything, to get it back.

Within days, Grace finds himself following a murderous race against the clock that leads him from the shady antiques world of Brighton, across Europe and back in time to the New York waterfront gang struggles of 1922, chasing a killer driven by the power of one man’s greed and another man’s fury.
Title:Dead Man's TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1.22 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:Pan Macmillan UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230760554

ISBN - 13:9780230760554

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead mans time Great continuation in the series, moving on the characters lives along with this story. Gripping as usual with twists and turns. A great read hard to put down.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead man's time Exciting can't put it down impressive author will read more from him. Have already found another by same author. Does his research!
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Man's Time Another great story, with a couple of sub-stories boiling up well. Keep up the great work, Peter!
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dead Man's Time Predictably formulaic. Well researched.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dead Man's Time Once a gain Peter James has produced an excellent read
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Man's Time Just so good.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dead Man's Time Another excellent Roy Grace novel. Couldn't put this down.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Mans Time Absolutely fantastic unputdownabe
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid but not a standout 3.5/5 Peter James's latest book Dead Man's Time is the ninth entry in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. I had read the first four or five books in this series, but hadn't picked up one lately. Dead Man's Time opens with a scene from 1922 - a scared young boy is witness to his mother's death and his father's disappearance in New York. The only thing left to him is his father's broken watch and a list of names and numbers. Fast forward to 2012 England. The boy is now ninety five. That same watch has been tucked away in his sister's safe for all those ensuing years until a brazen daytime robbery occurs. A robbery that seems to be more than just a grab for the valuable antiques and paintings in the home, for the existence of the watch is known to very few. The thieves aren't content with their looting - they also murder the old woman. Roy's team is called in to investigate. James has created a solid, enjoyable police procedural. I always enjoy the team atmosphere of British crime solving and the piecing together of clues. Grace's team is ever changing, but some old standbys are still with him. James gives this supporting cast personality - they come across as real and believable. Grace bases his storyline on actual historical events - the Irish gangs and politics of 1920's New York. I did find this quite interesting and hopped on to the internet to check out some of the details - notable The Dead Rabbit Gang. However, I did find parts of the plot a bit of a stretch. Grace's need to travel to New York seems unbelievable, as do his actions while there. The subplot involving a criminal from Grace's past seems overdone. And I found the thugs in England to be clichéd in both dialogue, descriptions and actions. As I mentioned, I haven't read the last three or so books, but one thing hasn't changed or been resolved . Grace's ex wife Sandy has been hanging in the background for long enough - hopefully this is the end of her and her storyline. Grace does include a good personal storyline with Grace's role as a new father. Dead Man's Time was a solid read, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this series to those who enjoy British police procedurals. But it wasn't a standout for me.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dead Man,s Time Good mystery interesting twist at the very end.
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Miss Another great Roy Grace story...can't wait to read what happens to him next
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Another excellent read
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Man's Time Great read, Peter James does it again. Will keep the reader turning the pages to the end.
Date published: 2013-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read .. Great Series I've just started reading Peter James in the past year. Fantastic writer. He keeps you riveted and wanting for more!!
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead man's time Very enjoyable read, another Roy Grace novel that is hard to put down.
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Man's Time Another brilliant riveting read from Peter James.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Roy Grace winner As usual this book keeps you guessing to the very end. Can't wait until the next Roy Grace novel :-)
Date published: 2013-06-29