Peter James’ Roy Grace is to Brighton what Ian Rankin’s Rebus is to Edinburgh. In Not Dead Yet, DS Grace and his Sussex CID colleagues have to babysit rock superstar Gala Lafayette, who’s returned to her home town of Brighton to star in a Hollywood movie based on the love affair between George IV and Maria Fitzherbert. Gaia has already received death threats from one stalker and now an obsessive fan’s getting too close for comfort. To top it all of Grace’s pregnant partner, Cleo, is being harassed by somebody who doesn’t exactly have the couple’s best interests at heart. Riveting, fastpaced crime writing from a master storyteller.

William Yeoman