Looking Good Dead 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… 2007-02-06 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Carroll & Graf
Book Review

Looking Good Dead (2007)

Details Release Date: Feb 06, 2007; Writer: Peter James; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; 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 Feb 23, 2007 Published in issue #923 Mar 02, 2007 Order article reprints
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