Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace's Brighton

Death Comes Knocking: Policing Roy Grace's Brighton

by Graham Bartlett, Peter James


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Fans of Peter James and his bestselling Roy Grace series of crime novels know that his books draw on in-depth research into the lives of Brighton and Hove police and are set in a world every bit as gritty as the real thing. His friend Graham Bartlett was a long-serving detective in the city once described as Britain's "crime capital." Together they have written a gripping account of the city's most challenging cases, taking the reader from crime scenes and incident rooms to the morgue, and introducing some of the real-life detectives who inspired Peter James's characters. Whether it's the murder of a dodgy nightclub owner and his family in Sussex's worst non-terrorist mass murder or the race to find the abductor of a young girl, the authors skilfully evoke the dangerous inside story of policing, the personal toll it takes and the dedication of those who risk their lives to keep the public safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781509810482
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Graham Bartlett was a Sussex police officer for 30 years. Quite uniquely he served the city through every rank, rising to become a homicide senior investigating officer and eventually the city's Police Commander, a job he held for four years. Peter James is the international bestselling author of many award-winning novels. His Roy Grace series, set in Brighton, has been translated into 37 languages with worldwide sales of over 18 million copies.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Prologue 1

1 Man Down 7

2 A very Broken Home 21

3 Knockers and Noblemen 46

4 Laughing Policemen 58

5 Bad Business 79

6 Horror Amongst Thieves 100

7 Every Detective's Nightmare 121

8 Walls Have Ears 131

9 Death Comes Knocking 148

10 Blinded in the Night 157

11 The Silent Assassin 173

12 The Body Butcher 182

13 When Good Cops Go Bad 196

14 Taking Chances, Saving Lives 216

15 Live or Die - You Decide 230

16 Hell Hath No Fury 240

17 The Beautiful Game 265

18 Battle of Rights 278

Epilogue 296

Acknowledgements 299

Glossary 302

Picture Acknowledgements 308

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