A Twist of the Knife

A Twist of the Knife

Book - 2014
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A Twist of the Knife is Peter James' first full-length collection of thirty short stories, including all the stories in Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two , plus many more. With each twist of the knife, a chilling new journey begins . . . From a woman intent on bizarre revenge, to a restaurant critic with a morbid fear of the number thirteen; and from a man arranging a life-changing assignation, to a couple heading for a disaster-filled vacation . . . In multi-million-copy bestselling author Peter James' collection of short stories we first come to meet Brighton's finest detective, Roy Grace, and read the tale that went on to inspire James' hugely successful novel, Dead Simple . James exposes the Achilles heel of each of his characters, and makes us question how well we can trust ourselves, and one another. Each tale carries a twist that will haunt readers for days after they turn the final page . . . Combining every twisted tale from the ebook bestsellers Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two , with a never-seen-before collection of new material, A Twist of the Knife shows Peter James as the undisputed grand master of storytellers with this sometimes funny, often haunting, but always shocking collection.
Publisher: London :, Macmillan,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780230764378
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm


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May 19, 2017

Best mystery book of all time! Very entertaining and good for many laughs. If you haven't checked out this book of short stories by Peter James, make sure you do. It is worth it and you won't be disappointed. Great read.

19coco55 Jan 19, 2015

don't waste your time!
too many other good books out there.
try a martin limon or michael harvey

Dec 21, 2014

Oh, the disappointment !! Peter James is one of my favourite authors, and I always eagerly anticipate each new book that he publishes. This collection of short stories was supremely disappointing. It's the first book of his I didn't bother finishing. I'm not sure if Mr James is having a mid-life crisis, but each story seemed obsessed with sex and childless couples, not his usual calibre.

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