- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Pan Books (2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330446126
- ISBN-13: 978-0330446129
- Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 1.5 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,311,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not Dead Enough Paperback – November 22, 2007
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This series is extremely engaging; Roy Grace is an evolving hero with much on his mind. I read this novel out of order, so was more aware of its stand-alone qualities. Here it is critical that the point of view switches very often, including three unsavory characters who haunt the streets, each one having the hallmarks of a villain. It is an especially nail-biting read, but has some literary moments, such as one where windshield wipers "clopped the dew from the screen" and another when Brian, feeling beleagured, sees outside his house a "mediagenic newscaster with perfect hair and great teeth.Read more ›
Not Dead Enough spins a tale about a man who is a seemingly obvious murder suspect, if it only were not for the fact that it required him to to be in two places at the same time. The themes of the day are obsession and revenge. It kept me reading, I will give it that much. I do have to say that had I not been on an airplane, the overly complicated plot would most likely have struck me as rather tiresome.
The quality of the writing is good, and I like Roy Grace as a character. I plan to give James the benefit of the doubt and see if I can find something in the series than I like better than Not Dead Enough.
Not bad though, as airplane reading.
Having read the others in the Roy Grace series I felt safe in the knowledge that I'd get an interesting thriller with good characterisation and this didn't disappoint. Although there are quite a few characters and several storyline threads, they just add to the realism of the story.
My only negative comment would be that I wish Grace's missing wife would turn up dead so he (and we!) can have some closure and he can move on relationship wise. That said I do think his feelings have been well written and have helped me as the reader, form a rounded picture of his character in my mind.
Looking forward to the next.
Peter James is up there with Reginald Hill and better than Peter Robinson, whose books I also like, but his book pricing is now putting me off buying any more of his.
It would be so helpful if an author's books could be listed in Amazon in the order that they were written, not jut the Kindle publishing date. It certainly helps if there is a series. I am actually thinking of buying the remainder ofPeter Jame's books in paper back so that I can share them with friends who are also avid British crime story readers. Unfortunately Kindle does not allow you to share them, so it is back to paper back from the book shops so that I can keep the series and share them around.
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Have read 3 Peter James "Roy Grace" series books. Quite enjoyed all of them.Published 7 months ago by D. Regel
How does he do it? Peter James appears to never fail with his well thought out stories which are so well written. Read morePublished 7 months ago by carolynn willis
As usual always kept in suspense throughout the book, great storyPublished 8 months ago by Lynda Chatfield
4 stars!!!! The continuing adventures of Superintendent Detective Roy Grace. Interesting mystery and interesting characters. An intriguing page turner. Enjoy.Published 9 months ago by Lynne
This a third book in the series featuring Det. Superintendent Grace. Thick, rambling thriller with short and succinct chapters, it screams an airplane or beach book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Srdjan Pesic
Somewhat predictable but a good read. I will read more of Peter James.
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