Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pg. 69: Peter James' "Looking Good Dead"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Looking Good Dead by Peter James.

About the book, from the publisher:
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 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 statement, to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own - including his missing wife - 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.
Read the first two chapters of Looking Good Dead and learn more about the author and his work at the official Peter James website.

Peter James has worked as a screenwriter and a producer of numerous films, including the The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes.

Looking Good Dead is the second of four novels in the the award winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series, which Judith Cutler calls "predictably deeply researched, elegantly written, fiendishly plotted and impossible to put down." The other titles are Dead Simple, Not Dead Enough, and Dead Man's Footsteps.

The Page 69 Test: Looking Good Dead.

--Marshal Zeringue