Carla McKay – 11th February 2006

A stag night prank that goes wrong leaves Michael Harrison buried alive in a coffin deep in the Sussex countryside with only three days to go before his wedding to the beautiful Ashley. The drunken friends who put him there die shortly afterwards in a car crash. Only one man knows where he is – and he’s not telling.

Widely known for his spooky thillers with supernatural themes, this is James’s first classic crime thriller. It introduces the lonely and unorthodox Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of Brighton CID, who unearths a sorry tale of betrayal and greed in his race against time to find the missing bridegroom.

Ingenious plotting, high suspense and tight writing should guarantee instant lift-off for this new series and it can only be a matter of time before DS Grace hits the small screen.