Dead If You Don't

Peter James

18 October 2018
512 pages


In his deadliest case yet, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace faces a complex kidnapping in Dead If You Don't, by award winning crime writer Peter James. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is on his worst run of luck yet. Taking his teenage son, Mungo, to a football match should have given him a welcome respite – if only for a few hours. But it’s at the stadium where his nightmare begins.

Within minutes of arriving at the game, Mungo suddenly disappears and Kipp receives a terrifying message: someone has his child. And, to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay.

Roy Grace is brought in to investigate what seems to be a straightforward case of kidnapping. But, very soon, Grace finds himself entering a dark, criminal underbelly of the city, where the rules are different and nothing is what it seems . . .

'Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business' – Karin Slaughter, author of The Silent Wife

Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead If You Don't is the fourteenth title in the bestselling series. Discover more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Dead at First Sight and Find Them Dead.

Peter James has penetrated the inner workings of police procedures, and the inner thoughts and attitudes of real detectives, as no English crime writer before him. His hero, Roy Grace, may not be the most lively cop, nor the most damaged by drink, weight or misery, but he's one of the most believable
Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business
James just gets better and better and deserves the success he has achieved with this first-class series