“ They watch, they choose, they kill… ”
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 to 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 to contend with.
Peter explains why he created Detective Superintendent Roy Grace:
“Roy Grace is a new, and very different detective, based in Brighton, in England – a city that is the favoured place to live in the UK for first divison criminals (I was told this by a former Chief Constable). Grace’s own experience and personal loss – his wife, Sandy, has been missing for nine years – leaves him open-minded to all methods of police work in order to find the truth about the cases he investigates – and to try to find out what happened to his wife. He uses everything available, from high tech to old fashioned police slog, from forensics and pathology analysis, and because of his own interest in the paranormal, is open to input from mediums and clairvoyants. I’m deeply fascinated by the many facets of police work, and particularly how it is changing with the times, and my research for the Grace novels takes me through almost all of it.”
Looking Good Dead reached No 2 on the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list, No 1 in all WH Smith railway station and airport bookstores in the UK and No 1 in the Tesco supermarket chain in December 2006. It has been published in Germany and was published in the USA in March 2007.