Thursday, October 6, 2016

Love You Dead - Spotlight

We have a striking thriller that will leave you with an even greater chill than the crisp fall weather: LOVE YOU DEAD (Pan Macmillan; October 4, 2016; $27.95 ) by Peter James.  This is Peter’s 12th book in his widely acclaimed series featuring beloved detective Roy Grace.  We are also excited to announce the re-launch of his entire series here in the U.S!  Peter is the UK’s biggest selling police procedural author, with 11 consecutive Sunday Times No 1s, as well as a No 1 bestseller in many countries around the globe, where he is published in 37 languages in 52 countries.  

LOVE YOU DEAD tells the story of Jodie Bentley, an ugly duckling as a child, that has 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 . . .
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind . . . and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this woman is. 

About Peter James

Peter James was educated at Charterhouse, then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years, working as a screenwriter and film producer before returning to England. His novels, including the Sunday Times number one bestselling Roy Grace series, have been translated into thirty-seven languages, with worldwide sales of eighteen million copies. Three books have been filmed. All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research, as well as his fascination with science, medicine and the paranormal. He has also produced numerous films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. In 2015 WHSmith customers publicly voted Peter the Greatest Crime Author of All Time and in 2016 he became the recipient of the coveted CWA Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement, awarded for sustained excellence.  He divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London, and near Brighton in Sussex.