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Some will wait a lifetime to take their revenge.... A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying. And millions of pounds' worth of valuables have been taken. But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, heading the enquiry, rapidly learns, there is one priceless item of sentimental value that the old woman's powerful family cherish above all else. And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands, and will do anything, absolutely anything, to get it back.
Within days, Grace is racing against the clock, following a murderous trail that leads him from the shady antiques world of Brighton, across Europe, and all the way back to the New York waterfront gang struggles of 1922, chasing a killer driven by the force of one man’s greed and another man’s fury.
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By lesley on 07-12-18
One of the best...
In Roy Grace series. I found Gavin to be a very believable and lovable character despite his toughness. The villains were also believable and colorful. Possibly the best thing about this being an audiobook is the marvelous reading by Daniel Weyman. I really, really disliked the reading of the NYC cops who sounded cartoonish to me...BUT all the English and Irish characters (especially Gavin) were outstanding. This series is one you can depend on to have interesting back stories and information and twists and turns that are surprising and yet credible. I don’t remember the last time the ending of a book brought me to tears but the scene at the Manhattan waterfront did it to me big time. Thanks, again, Mr. James!!
By Maine Knitter on 10-27-17
Yes! After a few not so exciting books Peter James has come through with a winner! The story was quite good and kept my interest. Sandy is back again but at least she has become a bit more interesting. I still am tired of her storyline.
There were shady characters galore. We meet new members of Grace's team and grieve with one of them. NYPD is involved again. What's with that attraction lately?
There was an opportunity for an amazing suspense scene. The anticipation was there. I'm not sure to be glad or sad.
Narration was okay but there were still few distinctions between characters. On to Book 10.
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By Kirstine on 06-19-13
A return to great form with an engrossing story
I was disappointed by by the author's previous book, Dead Tomorrow, but am delighted to say that the present book is the best yet. A intricately plotted detective story that never flags with just the right amount of personal details about the main players to flesh out their characters. For those who have been following the life and career of DCI Grace there is an intriguing side story about his wife Sandy who disappeared a decade earlier. The narrator is very good and does a variety of convincing accents. Recommended.
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By Ann Watson on 06-30-13
James at his best
Where does Dead Man's Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This book ranks high amongst my 'listens'. Fist of all the narration is excellent. The story is probably the best of all the Roy Grace books and it has the distinction of eliciting sympathy for one of the shadier characters. I was willing him to commit not one but two murders by the end of the book. I was also pleased that one other man got away with murder too.So that says something about how unusual this story is. There is also quite a delightful twist in the tail. I have a few unanswered questions but all in all a five star book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The old man because I was on his side from page 1 line 1.
What does Daniel Weyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Daniel Weyman's narration brings the characters to life much more vividly than mere reading ever could and greatly enhances the listening experience. His change of voice and accent for each character never waivers throughout the story and Peter James must be delighted to have such an excellent reader of his book.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, but also wanted to make it last as long as possible. Quite a dilemma!
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