Not Dead Yet

Peter James. Minotaur, $25.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-312-64284-6
Two cases preoccupy Roy Grace in James’s unnecessarily complicated eighth crime novel featuring the Brighton detective superintendent (after 2011’s Dead Man’s Grip). When a torso turns up in a vat of chicken excrement at a Sussex farm, Grace and his team know that the most important thing is to identify the victim, which proves difficult. Meanwhile, Grace eagerly awaits the birth of his first child (by his fiancée), though the memory of his first wife, who disappeared nearly a decade earlier, dampens his enthusiasm for fatherhood at times. Grace must also oversee the protection of pop superstar Gaia, who’s in Brighton to film her first serious movie, the story of George IV’s relationship with his secret mistress. That so many people wish the Lady GaGa-esque Gaia harm—including an obsessed Internet fan, whose love turns to rage when her idol ignores her—may strike some readers as implausible. Several side stories serve to confuse the main action. Agent: Carole Blake, Blake Friedmann Literary. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/29/2012
Release date: 11/27/2012
Show other formats
Open Ebook - 448 pages - 978-1-250-01876-2
Hardcover - 656 pages - 978-1-4712-0602-3
Hardcover - 11 pages - 978-1-4712-3671-6
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-1-4712-4160-4
Paperback - 544 pages - 978-1-4472-0890-7
Compact Disc - 978-1-4272-5922-6
Paperback - 448 pages - 978-1-250-02966-9
Book - 978-1-4272-3903-7
Hardcover - 442 pages - 978-1-4472-7262-5
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.