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Dead Simple (Roy Grace)

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Read more: The unmissable dramas coming up in March and April on ITV1: Channel announces new spring schedule Is Grace based on a book? One of the most gripping edge-of-your-seat evenings I have experienced in a theatre…totally unmissable!’ Meet Detective Superintendent Roy Grace on his unforgettable first major case, in this TV tie-in edition of Dead Simple, by award winning crime author Peter James.

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The one man who ought to know of the groom’s whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realizes, for one man’s disaster is another man’s fortune . . .Not even his case, Detective Roy Grace, haunted by the disappearance of his wife years ago, finds himself trying to put the pieces together. One of those pieces, Mark Warren, best man to Michael, who if it wasn’t for a trip would’ve been dead also, is acting very peculiar and considering him not knowing anything about the prank makes it hard to believe that someone so close doesn’t know anything. Upon working deeper in the case, things are just not adding up. Was it a accident or foul play, this one prank set in motion a series of events that leads the reader down a gripping, suspenseful narrative that is unpredictable and satisfies the thirst of a great suspense plot. Peter takes his readers on a thrill ride, and hopefully we’ve managed to capture some of that runaway rollercoaster feeling.” Finally, Peter James’ Left You Dead is due out in May 2021. Grace film one: Dead Simple – what happened?

Dead Simple by Peter James | Waterstones Dead Simple by Peter James | Waterstones

But it’s a lot more than a prank gone wrong, as we soon find out those closest to him plotted to murder him. He says: “It’s a seemingly straightforward missing person inquiry which twists off into territory awash with nightmare fuel. It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. But a few hours later, the groom has disappeared and his friends are dead.Elsewhere in the city, when Tom Bryce finds a disc left on a train, he simply tries to do the right thing – return it to its owner. Screenwriter Russell Lewis tell us: “What attracted me to Peter James’ seaside noir was their darkness, and the chilly, unsentimental realism of his meticulously researched Police procedure.”

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