Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace Series #2)

Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace Series #2)

by Peter James

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Overview

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 statemenet to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with. And from that moment, the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality — and a grisly attraction. Kellie and Tom's deaths have already been posted on the internet; you can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786718801
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: Roy Grace Series , #2
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author


Peter James is a New York Times-bestselling writer of crime fiction. His novels, which include the bestselling Roy Grace series, have been translated into 36 languages, with worldwide sales of 17 million copies. He is Overseas Vice-President of International Thriller Writers in the U.S., and served two terms as chairperson of the UK Crime Writers Association.

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Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Discovered this author recently when I heard him interviewed on NPR. I ordered books #1 and #2 of the Roy Grace series and loved both books. Well written and really like the detective and the great plots. Have ordered book #3 and hope that #4 and #5 will soon be available in Nook Books.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
Believable protagonist is a self-made businessman caught in traps of his own making at home and at work when he makes a fateful mistake by picking up an unidentified CD left behind by a fellow train passenger. Suddenly the minefields of his marriage and his company are as nothing when he is caught in a ghastly and murderous spiderweb. As the plot unfolds the book gets harder to put down. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just an "ok" book. Definitely not as good as the first book in the series. Quite a slow start and finally picked up half way through. After that I was ready for it to be over.... It almost seems like the author, Peter James, is great or has great potential, and the story line of this book is what made it just ok.
dbartlett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The discovery of a headless female corpse is the beginning of the search for merciless killers in this second procedural featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace (following Dead Simple). The author is very good at showing how many investigators get involved and how many leads must be tracked down in order to solve such a heinous crime. Detective Superintendent Grace, meanwhile, continues to deal with his own emotional turmoil following the unexplained and unsolved disappearance of his wife Sandy some nine years before. As he and his team work feverishly to find the killers, he also takes the first hesitant steps to allow someone new into his private life. Well-written and worth reading.
edwardsgt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another story set in and around Brighton featuring Superintendent Roy Grace. This like the other I read has a complex plot, although one twist involving an enigmatic character I was able to predict. I found the violence overly graphic and would hope there aren't too many of the type of violent characters portrayed, on the loose in Brighton...The plot revolves around a CD someone finds on a train and decides to look at in order to try to identify the owner - of course a big mistake which brings all kinds of horror into his and his family's lives.
Heptonj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent book about a criminal gang making 'snuff movies'. Good interaction between characters which are developing niceley. There are some shocking details of the harm people do to each other and the pace increases the further into the book you read. I like the main character DS Roy Grace and his friend Glenn Branson who together bring some humour to the novel.
barberkus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Definately a good read. Peter James knows how to write a good novel that entices you in and keeps you gripped. I like the Roy Grace character and wonder how his character will develop over the books. I did find the ending quite over the top, which made it slightly less believable and it think that it could have been done differently. But ultimately a very good book if you like this genre of writing.
TheoClarke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In many ways this is a typical police procedural with an angst-ridden protagonist but the strong sense of place in and around Brighton distinguishes it from the many London-based competitors. Crisply styled with diverse characters and an intriguing plot that strayed into mild silliness in places, this was an involving story that encouraged me to read more of the series.
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If you love mysteries then start this series!
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This book was suspenseful and well written. I enjoyed getting to know the characters who seemed very real.
wudi More than 1 year ago
I had to get the rest of the series. Great read!
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JessLucy More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying this series; James is a good writer and knows how to draw out the suspense. Creepy plot and entertaining characters make for a good read. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series, and hopefully finding out what happened to Grace's wife nine years ago. i would also recommend: Ruth Rendell, Barabara Vine, Minette Walters, Lee Child and Sue Grafton.
edofarrell More than 1 year ago
Peter James writes like a man who never saw a detail he couldn't expound on. The book is padded out with dull, repititious and unintersting descriptions of every coat, hair style and neck scarve worn by any of the two dimensional characters who populate the book. All the bad guys wear metaphorical black hats, all the good guys are Dudley Doright characters and the victims are hapless and self-absorbed. Unless your 15 and desperate for a book to read do not waste your time or money on this writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait. Ur not grost out by having se.x with a 14 year old