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Publisher's Summary

Fans of Peter James and his best-selling Roy Grace series of crime novels know that his audiobooks draw on in-depth research into the lives of Brighton and Hove police and are set in a world every bit as gritty as the real thing. His friend, Graham Bartlett, was a long-serving detective in the city once described as Britain's crime capital. Together, in Death Comes Knocking, they have given a gripping account of the city's most challenging cases, taking the listener from crime scenes and incident rooms to the morgue and introducing some of the real-life detectives who inspired Peter James' characters.

Whether it's the murder of a dodgy nightclub owner and his family in Sussex's worst nonterrorist mass murder or the race to find the abductor of a young girl; tracking down the antique trade's most notorious 'knocker boys' or nailing an audacious ring of forgers; or hunting for a cold-blooded killer who executed a surfer or catching a pair who kidnapped a businessman, leaving him severely beaten, to die on a hillside, the authors skillfully evoke the dangerous inside story of policing, the personal toll it takes and the dedication of those who risk their lives to keep the public safe.

©2016 Graham Bartlett (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Ok

If you like Peter James books then this is a bit disappointing. It is a conglomerate of crimes that took part in his books without the unknown. Became a bit too Police techniques and handbook style.

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  • MikeyC
  • 27-07-2016

excellent background to the Roy Grace novels.

Excellent background to the Roy Grace novels and what it's like to be a policeman.

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  • Kelly
  • 28-11-2016

Brilliant - definitely recommend

brilliant book. I found that this 'gelled' all the Roy Grace books- it gives the other real life accounts of the characters and stories in the books

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  • bradley
  • 20-09-2016

Brilliant

As a Roy Grace reader this books gives a great insight to the real life police officer

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  • J
  • 13-09-2016

Very interesting and good for all Peter James fans

If anyone likes reading stories by Peter James they will find this very interesting, so I recommend they give it a try

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  • Allen
  • 14-09-2020

Excellent book

An excellent 'autobiography'. A real insight into the way the Brighton police force was led by Graham Bartlett and his numerous predecessors. Well worth reading!

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  • Mrs. Jc Traverse-healy
  • 29-02-2020

Egotistical

This book might have been interesting if it wasn’t for the authors egos & alter egos . They seemed to be the main focus of the book. Really annoying .

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  • yorkieboy
  • 14-09-2018

Crime behind the scenes

An interesting and informative account of real policing of Peter James’
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Truth can indeed be as strange and incredible as fiction.

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  • Paul Loseby
  • 19-05-2018

Not an easy book to get into

I am very much an admirer of Peter James and his Roy Grace series but whether it be the narrator or the story, I found this book really hard to get into. For me, as a former police officer, very hard to get into

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  • Gary Mason
  • 11-01-2018

Very interesting read.

Really enjoyed this. Gives good insights into policing Brighton. Amusing in parts and moving in others. I've read all the Roy Grace series and am a fan of Peter James' but interjections relating to his books started to get a bit tiresome towards the end and felt more like plugs than adding anything to the book.

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  • Barry Taylor
  • 05-08-2017

DISAPPOINTING

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Can not think of anyone who hasn't read Peter James, due to the constant references to his novels

What was most disappointing about Graham Bartlett and Peter James ’s story?

I believe Peter James's contribution to this book was to advertise his Roy Grace Novels

What three words best describe Daniel Weyman’s voice?

Relaxing, believable, listenable

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death Comes Knocking?

All references to Roy Grace novels by Peter James

Any additional comments?

Having read/listened and enjoyed all the Roy Grace books I thought it sad that Peter James felt the necessity to promote his novels in this way.

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