Peter James

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Peter James is a UK No. 1 bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. With a total of 13 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 19 million copies to date, and has been translated into 37 languages.

Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career – which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over 40 awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for which he was an Executive Producer. Many of Peter’s novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.

His new book Absolute Proof – a stand-alone thriller – will be published by Pan Macmillan on 4th October 2018


Peter James' books

  • Cover of the book, Dead Simple (Roy Grace, #1).

    Michael Harrison had it all: good looks, charm, natural leadership, a wicked sense of humor, and now, Ashley, his fiancée. While out celebrating with a group of friends a few nights before the wedding, Michael suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself enclosed in a coffin equipped only with a flashlight, a dirty magazine, a walkie-talkie, and a tiny breathing tube. It's all in g...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
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    based on 16,020 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Not Dead Enough (Roy Grace, #3).

    On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least, that’s the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful young Brighton socialite, Katie Bishop. Soon, Grace starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of be...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 8,148 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Looking Good Dead (Roy Grace, #2).

    Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statemenet to the ...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 9,488 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Dead Man's Footsteps (Roy Grace, #4).

    "Abby stepped in the lift and the doors closed with a sound like a shovel smoothing gravel. She breathed in the smell of someone else's perfum, and lemon-scented cleaning fluid. The lift jerked upwards a few inches. And now, too late to change her mind and get out, with the metal walls pressing in around her, they lunged sharply downwards. Abby was about to realize she had just...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 7,051 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Dead Tomorrow (Roy Grace, #5).

    *Lynn gripped the sides of the armchair, trying to put aside her own inner terror. 'I can't believe I'm thinking this, Ross. I'm not a violent person, even before Caitlin's influence, I never even liked killing flies in my kitchen. Now I'm sitting here actually willing some stranger to die.'*The body of a teenager dredged from the seabed off the coast of Sussex is found to be m...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 6,461 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Perfect People.

    When a young couple join a fertility programme run by a clinic in America they little suspect that the happy day that follows is the last day of mankind's evolutionary supremacy. Mankind is facing its greatest challenge: obsolescence.Longlisted for the 2012 Wellcome Trust Book Prize.

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 6,586 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Dead Like You (Roy Grace, #6).

    Det er nytår, og mens resten af Brighton fester, bliver en kvinde udsat for en grov voldtægt på et værelse på byens fine hotel Metropole. En uge senere bliver en anden kvinde i byen overfaldet, og noget kunne tyde på, at der er tale om samme gerningsmand - en mand med hang til dyre damesko. Kriminalkommissær Roy Grace ser straks, at den nye sag minder om sagen om Skomand...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 6,347 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Dead Man's Grip (Roy Grace, #7).

    Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a teenage American student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. Now Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police Force issues...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 6,566 ratings.