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New Release Book Review: Find Them Dead by Peter James

Title: Find Them Deadfind them dead small

Author: Peter James

Published: May 12th 2020

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Pages: 320

Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

RRP: $32.99

Rating: 5 stars

Roy Grace, creation of the award-winning author Peter James, unearths a powerful criminal network in Find Them Dead.

A Brighton gangster is on trial for conspiracy to murder, following the death of a rival crime family boss. As the jury file into Lewes Crown Court, twelve anonymous people selected randomly from fifty, there is one person sitting in the public gallery observing them with keen interest, and secretly filming them. Later, a group of the accused’s henchmen sit around a table with the full personal details of each of the twelve jurors in front of them. They need to influence two of them – a jury can convict if directed on a 10-2 majority verdict but no less. But which two?

When Roy Grace is called in to investigate a murder that has links to the accused and the trial, and the suspicion that an attempt has been made to intimidate jurors, he finds the reach and power of the accused’s tentacles go higher than he had ever imagined.

Guest Review:

Find Them Dead is the latest novel by UK bestselling author Peter James. Dripping in mystery, suspense, thrills, twists and speculation, Find Them Dead delves right into the heart of a criminal network, with surprising results.
Find Them Dead sees the return of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who has just completed a posting at the London Met Police. Back in Brighton, Roy and his team are faced with the difficult task of breaking a drug smuggling operation that is run and operated by greedy but seemingly professional law abiding citizens.
When the finger is pointed at certain suspects any level trust and loyalty is quickly forgotten. The trial that follows of the main suspect sees the lives of the jurors put at extreme risk, as the accused’s gang plot to influence the jury. It is up to Roy Grace to bring these powerful and underhanded individuals to justice.
Peter James’s research of police operations is thorough which helps to bring all aspects of his novels alive and Find Them Dead is no exception to James’ previous books. James is easily is one of my favourite authors, with each book being a page turner, including this latest release. Another five stars for Peter James.


Find Them Dead by Peter James was published on 12th May 2020 by Pan Macmillan. Details on how to purchase the book can be found here.


To learn more about the author of Find Them Dead, Peter James, visit here.


*Thanks extended to Pan Macmillan for providing a free copy of this book for review purposes.

4 thoughts on “New Release Book Review: Find Them Dead by Peter James

  1. I enjoyed reading this review! I haven’t had the chance to read one of his books yet but there is one I’d love to try.

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    1. Thank you, I will be sure to let my Stepmum know as she wrote it for me. Not time unfortunately for me to commit to this long running series! I hope one day you can explore one of his books!


      1. I thought it might have been your Stepmum’s review. She writes wonderful reviews. It’s great she’s able to help you out! I’m a huge fan of Fantastic Fiction as it gives me a small bio on the author and a list of his/her/their books and any that run in a series and yeah, wow, this book is the 16th in the series. I will wait until I’ve finished a few of the series I’m reading, some stop at 4 books so once they’re all completed I can start reading his book, his name is now on my ‘to read’ series list. I do remember you reviewing a spooky book of his last year that’s why his name seemed familiar and to get a feel of his writing I’ll start with that one first, well the first one in the Cold Hill series – The House on Cold Hill – thank goodness there are only two at the moment. Lol.

        I’m curious Amanda, are you reading any books that belong to a series, ones you’ve started from the first book and continue with the next book in line because you love it so much or are you too busy to commit to any series no matter how much you enjoy them?

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      2. Thanks you, I will let my Stepmum know. It really helped me out, as these unsolicited review books still make me guilty. I feel I should do something with them, but I just don;t have time to read them all! Yes I have also found fantastic Fiction useful, glad you have too. This is a very estblished series, which is why I’m steering clear. I’m glad you have moved Peter James to you ‘to read’ list – great! Yes the Cold Hill one was excellent. I have the first one he wrote on that series to catch up on, but I won;t be delving into the Roy Grace series, too many books catch up on.
        I’ve been thinking about your question… thanks for asking. I really can only think of the Lucinda Riley seven sisters series as one I will stick to in order and I started that one before my reviewiing really kicked in. Othwise I am being tough and trying to avoid them, I just don;t have the time and when I start books in a series I always want to catch up on the others, which frustrates me as I don’t have the time! Too many books and not enough time 😦


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