Dead Man's Time

Dead Man's Time

Book - 2013
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"New York, 1922. Five-year-old Gavin Daly and his seven-year-old sister, Aileen, are boarding the SS Mauretania to Dublin--and safety. Their mother has been shot and their Irish mobster father abducted. Suddenly, a messenger hands Gavin a piece of paper on which are written four names and eleven numbers, a cryptic message that will haunt him all his life, and his father's pocket watch. As the ship sails, Gavin watches Manhattan fade into the dusk and makes a promise, that one day he will return and find his father"--Dust jacket flap
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250030191
1250030196
9781250030184
1250030188
Characteristics: 409 pages ; 25 cm

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Aug 31, 2016

Another very good read, an interesting plot with a reasonably exciting ending with a final little twist in the very last chapter.
As usual Roy Grace leads the way with all the familiar characters. An entertaining and engaging novel and onto the next book in the series.

cdsrus Jan 11, 2014

My first encounter with Peter James but certainly not my last. Surprising that BBC has not turned the Roy Grace character into a series.

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clarafuller
Jan 09, 2014

This is #9 in the Roy Grace series. Author Peter James never fails to satisfy. He does not seem to be getting stale nor do his stories. I would suggest that you read the stories in order as DS Grace is not a stagnant character. He is growing and aging and changing. Join the fun and follow his escapades.

poppy2010 Dec 07, 2013

There are two outstanding crime writers in Britain today - one is Graham Hurley and the other is Peter James.
Their story lines are both current, and both have very believable characters that all have fascinating relationships of their own that add hugely to the success of each novel.
Together they are the equal of the great Michael Connolly - highly recommended reading.

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