Picture You Dead by Peter James

4.5 Stars from me

Love love love love love the Peter James Roy Grace series of novels.

The books are like a comfy old pair of slippers – reliable, warm, cozy and perfect for a cold winter’s evening. The TV series is fab viewing.

Picture You Dead is an entertaining forray into the murky underbelly of the fine art world, peppered with some first class knowledge among the seedy tales of common criminals.

Harry and Freya are a delightful couple and knew all the way through how I hoped the book would end.

Another belter from Peter James, and highly recommended by me.

This is my 3rd Jólabókaflóðið post of the night this Christmas Eve 🙂

Blurb: Detective Superintendent Roy Grace finds himself plunged into an unfamiliar and rarefied world of fine art. Outwardly it appears respectable, gentlemanly, above reproach. But beneath the veneer, he rapidly finds that greed, deception and violence walk hand-in-hand.

Harry and Freya, an ordinary couple, dreamed for years of finding something priceless buried amongst the tat in a car boot sale.

It was a dream they knew in their hearts would never come true – until the day it did . . .

They buy the drab portrait for a few pounds, for its beautiful frame, planning to cut the painting out. Then studying it back at home there seems to be another picture beneath, of a stunning landscape. Could it be a long-lost masterpiece from 1770? If genuine, it could be worth millions.

One collector is certain that the painting is genuine. Someone who will use any method he can to get what he wants and will stop at nothing.

And Harry and Freya are about to discover that their dream is turning into their worst nightmare . . .

Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Picture You Dead is the eighteenth title in the bestselling series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Find You Dead and Left You Dead.

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