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Looking Good Dead Tightly paced and genuinely frightening, Looking Good Dead, Peter James' second novel featuring British Det. Superintendent Roy Grace,...Looking Good DeadFiction, Mystery and Thriller Tightly paced and genuinely frightening, Looking Good Dead, Peter James' second novel featuring British Det. Superintendent Roy Grace,...2007-02-23Carroll & Graf

Looking Good Dead

Genre: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Author: Peter James; Status: In Season; Publisher: Carroll & Graf

Tightly paced and genuinely frightening, Looking Good Dead, Peter James’ second novel featuring British Det. Superintendent Roy Grace, begins with a law student’s grisly slaying by stiletto blade. Salesman Tom Bryce accidentally witnesses the murder on an abandoned CD; when his family receives threats from the snuff film’s shadowy producers, he turns to Grace for help. A self-billed ”dumb copper,” Grace is unmemorably just that, complete with standard love woes. But James’ gripping story — and some pretty horrific killings involving sulfuric acid baths and scarab beetles stuffed into places they don’t belong — makes for a compelling read. B+

Originally posted February 23 2007 — 12:00 AM EST

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