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Not Dead Enough

Peter James

Not Dead Enough
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ISBN: 9780330546003

Description

On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar?

Reviewed on 11th July 2013

The third Roy Grace novel sees the detective baffled by a mystery that the audience is let in on at once when the chief murder suspect seems to have a cast iron alibi.

Grace is really growing on me as a character who is evolving from book to book, and the text certainly gives l the impression that the author has a long term plan. There's an ongoing storyline set around the individual entries in the series and I'm enjoying learning more with each book on top of the individual stand alone storylines.

The style is clever - by allowing the reader to see events from a variety of well-written and distinct points of view the author gives an edge of realism and believability to a plot that might otherwise seem implausible. Elements are successfully built one upon another to lead up to an exciting conclusion.

A good read which had me hooked despite the number of dead insects that a previous reader had filled my copy with!

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