“ Three murders. One suspect. No proof. ”
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least, that’s the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful young Brighton socialite, Katie Bishop. Soon, Grace starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity, or is he simply a very clever liar? As Grace digs deeper behind the facade of the Bishops’ outwardly respectable lives, it starts to become clear that all is not at all as it first seemed. And then he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled, private world is facing destruction. ..
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.”