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Peter James - Author

About the Author

Peter James is one of the UK’s most popular crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold more than one and a half million in the UK alone and six million worldwide in total.  The series is now translated into 34 languages and his latest novel, ‘Dead Like You’, went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback.  His novella, ‘The Perfect Murder,’ went to No 1 on iBooks and has spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10.  Peter has developed a close working relationship with the Sussex Police over many years, spending an average of one day a week with them, and his writing reveals a unique insight into the reality of modern day police work. He has carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, and regularly attends international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting-edge of investigative police work. 

Born and brought up in Brighton, Peter divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and on the South Downs near Lewes in Sussex.  An established film producer and script writer, he has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes.  A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with Peter overseeing all aspects, including the scriptwriting. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community.

In 2016 Peter James was awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger - the Crime Writers' Association's highest honour - awarded each year to a writer who has a career "marked by sustained excellence" and has made "a significant contribution" to English-language crime writing.

Peter James was the winner of the ITV3 People’s Bestseller Dagger 2011. 

 

Author photo © Peter Rowland

Featured books by Peter James

Need You Dead

Need You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead. Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.

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Love You Dead

Love You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2016

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect ...Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind ...and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is. 

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Love You Dead

Love You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect ...

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You are Dead

You are Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

The last words Nick Walton hears from his fiancee, Logan Somervile, are in a terrified mobile phone call from her. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind her neatly parked car and telephone. That same afternoon, workmen digging up an old asphalt pat in a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a young woman in her early twenties, who has been dead for 30 years. At first, to Roy Grace and his team, these two events seem totally unconnected. But then another young woman in Brighton goes missing and another body from the past surfaces. Meanwhile, an eminent London psychiatrist meets with a man who claims to know a piece of information about Logan. Later Roy Grace makes the chilling realization that this one thing is the key to both the past and the present ...Brighton has its first serial killer in over eighty years.

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The House on Cold Hill

The House on Cold Hill

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their twelve-year-old daughter Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement. Despite the financial strain of the move, he has dreamed of living in the country since he was a child, and he sees Cold Hill House as a paradise for his animal-loving daughter, the perfect base for his web-design business and a terrific long-term investment. Caro is less certain, and Jade is grumpy about being separated from her friends. Within days of moving in, it becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents of the house. A friend of Jade's is the first to see the spectral woman, standing behind her as the girls talk on FaceTime. Then there are more sightings, as well as increasingly disturbing occurrences in the house. As the haunting becomes more malevolent and the house itself begins to turn on the Harcourts, the terrified family discover Cold Hill House's dark history, and the horrible truth of what it could mean for them ...

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A Twist of the Knife

A Twist of the Knife

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

A Twist of the Knife is Peter James' gripping first full-length collection of thirty short stories, including all the stories featured in Short Shockers 1 & 2 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.

Atom Bomb Angel

Atom Bomb Angel

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A reissue of this early thriller from multi-million-copy bestselling author, Peter James. Terrorists are threatening to sabotage Britain's nuclear power plants. One nuclear explosive smuggled inside a reactor would turn the entire core into a massive atom bomb ...and bring death and disease to millions of people for centuries to come. When Sir Isaac Quoit, chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority, disappears without trace, MI5 are alerted to the mysterious Operation Angel. Slick superspy Max Flynn is briefed to crack the code - but can he beat the deadline before Angel strikes? Who are the terrorists? Why are the KGB involved? What are their aims and which power stations will they sabotage? If he does not act fast, Britain will be engulfed in a nuclear nightmare.

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A Twist of the Knife

A Twist of the Knife

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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.

Want You Dead

Want You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

IF HE CAN'T HAVE HER, THEN NOBODY CAN ...Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead...Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and - who knows - maybe more? When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But Red's nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved - and then her too ...From No. 1 bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James comes Want You Dead, the 10th book in his multi-million-copy selling crime series featuring the definitive Brighton detective, Roy Grace.

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Want You Dead

Want You Dead

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2014

IF HE CAN'T HAVE HER, THEN NOBODY CAN ...Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead...Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and - who knows - maybe more? When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But Red's nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved - and then her too ...From No.1 bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James comes Want You Dead, the 10th book in his multi-million copy selling crime series featuring the definitive Brighton detective, Roy Grace.

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The Perfect Murder

The Perfect Murder

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point ...Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life for ever, but he's about to get a nasty surprise. As it turns out, Victor's not the only one with murder in mind ...

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Dead Letter Drop

Dead Letter Drop

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Max Flynn, undercover agent, has the unenviable job of spying on his own side. When to kill, who to kill, whether to kill are all questions which have to be answered at great speed if he wants to stay alive. But why does an innocuous airline ticket No. 14B matter so much? Who has gone to the trouble of committing suicide? And could Flynn's beautiful companion be a spy? The hazy, murky world of counter espionage leaves no room for errors of judgement and Flynn knows he's finished if he makes one false move.

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Dead Man's Time

Dead Man's Time

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

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.

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Dead Man's Time

Dead Man's Time

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2013

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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Dead Man's Grip

Dead Man's Grip

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2011

I want them to suffer, and I want them dead...Carly Chase is traumatised ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage 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 Superintendant Roy Grace of the Sussex Police force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next. The student had deadly connections. Connections that stretch across the Atlantic. Someone has sworn revenge and won't rest until the final person involved in that fatal accident is dead. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change identity. The terrified woman disagrees - she knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere. If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready ...

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Other books by Peter James

Faith

Faith

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

How perfect is too perfect? Ross Ransome is at the top of his profession; one of the most successful, and certainly one of the richest, plastic surgeons in the business. Such a man would expect his wife to be perfect - and why not? After all, he has spent enough hours in surgery to get her that way. But when his wife falls ill she turns her back on conventional medicine, and her arid marriage, and seeks help from the world of alternative medicine and a charismatic therapist who promises not just medical salvation. For Ransome, this is the ultimate betrayal. It defies logic, and Ross Ransome is a profoundly logical man. Logically, he can see no reason why any man should have his wife when he can't. It's all completely rational... 'Irresistibly readable as well as utterly believable' Robert Goddard 'Britain's closest equivalent to Stephen King.' Sunday Times Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*

Dreamer

Dreamer

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

When waking from your dream means living your nightmare... The last time the dream came, Sam was seven years old; and that was the night her parents were to die. Twenty-five years later, Sam's nightmares are starting to come true once more. Now a successful TV commercials producer, juggling her roles of career woman, wife and mother, she attempts to shut them out. But soon Sam is faced with the reality of dreams in which her life and that of her family are threatened. In desperation, she consults the experts: a psychiatrist; a clairvoyant ... but to no avail. Sam is being inexorably drawn into a vortex of terror from which there is no escape... 'Britain's closest equivalent to Stephen King.' Sunday Times 'Peter James is getting better with every book.' Times Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*

Denial

Denial

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

Introducing policeman Glenn Branson... When actress Gloria Lamark takes her own life, her devoted son, Thomas, is heart-broken. Something must be wrong with a world in which such a tragedy is allowed to happen. How could her high-profile, media-star psychiatrist have failed to save such a special person, whom Thomas loved in such a very special way? Dr Tennent has a lesson to learn - a very painful one. Michael Tennent is caught up in the first flush of love - but has no idea how dangerous romance can be. For both Michael and Thomas will do anything for the women they love . . . 'James has been compared with Stephen King, but in many ways he's better.' Daily Express 'Peter James is getting better with every book.' Times Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*

Prophecy

Prophecy

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

A game that turns to a nightmare ... Non Omnis Moriar I shall not altogether die A young boy watches his mother die. A sadistic man dies in agony. Drunk students play with a Ouija board in a damp cellar. Can bricks and mortar retain imprints of the emotions experienced within them? Frannie is delighted when a chance meeting with a handsome man and his son leads to a romance. The fact that the relationship is marred by gruesome tragedies, she dismisses as an unsettling coincidence. But eventually she can no longer ignore the fact that she is the only thing linking these horrible events. Is it a murderous practical joke? Or worse...? 'James just gets better and better' Independent on Sunday 'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton.' Sunday Telegraph Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*

Twilight

Twilight

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

Three muffled thuds ring from the partially filled grave of the newly wed girl. Only the verger hears them and he dismisses the noise as his imagination. But over the next few days others also hear faint sounds. An exhumation order is granted. Reporter Kate Hemingway sneaks into the small suburban churchyard when the coffin is opened, and the scene she witnesses is so horrific she can never forget it. As she starts work on the story, Kate finds herself caught up in a sinister and macabre cover-up. At the centre is a respected anaesthetist who has a secret obsession. He believes people can exist outside their bodies and that if he can prove it he will provide the answer to the question that has haunted mankind through the ages: is there life after death? Nothing - and no one - is going to stand in the way of his driving ambition . . . 'Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business.' Karin Slaughter 'Well-researched, chillingly executed and eminently readable.' Sunday Times Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*

Possession

Possession

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2018

A terrifying novel of a young man who is willing to defy everything. Even death... Fabian Hightower has been killed in a car crash. At least, that is what a policeman is asking Alex, his mother to believe. But Alex knows she saw him that morning - at a time when he must have been dead. When the funeral is over Alex tries hard to forget her bizarre experience. But her mind seems to be playing strange tricks on her, turning her grief into horror. When she turns to a medium her worst fears are realised. Fabian has unfinished business and he is determined to come back. But why? Whatever the answer, something terrifies the medium so much she refuses to return. Alex longs to turn to others for support. But there is a secret about Fabian that only she knows - a secret she must never share... 'One of the best crime writers in the business.' Karin Slaughter 'Genuinely frightening ... only Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Stephen King's The Shining have scared me as much.' Evening Standard Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*

FAITH

FAITH

Author: Peter James Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2018

Vera vyshla zamuzh po lyubvi i stala eshche krasivee blagodarya muzhu - preuspevayushchemu plasticheskomu hirurgu Rossu Ransomu. Kazalos' by, ee zhizn' pohozha na skazku. No skazki byvayut strashnymi... CHerez neskol'ko let posle svad'by Vera s napryazheniem budet prislushivat'sya: ne shurshat li po graviyu shiny, ne vozvrashchaetsya li ee muzh domoj ran'she vremeni? Otchego ona tak boitsya ego, ved' on lyubit ee do smerti? No ne tol'ko dushevnoe smyatenie i strah zastavlyayut stradat' moloduyu zhenshchinu - ona oshchushchaet strannye simptomy, na kotorye obrashchaet vnimanie ee novyj znakomyj, doktor Kehbot, priverzhenec netradicionnoj mediciny. Razumeetsya, muzh, tem bolee takoj revnivyj, kak Ross, protiv ehtogo znakomstva! On byl tak iskrenen so svoej zhenoj, on zhelal ej tol'ko dobra, on vse - ili pochti vse - rasskazal ej o svoem proshlom... Raz"e;yarennyj ne na shutku, hirurg nanimaet chastnogo detektiva, chtoby sledit' za zhenoj, a ta s kazhdym dnem chuvstvuet sebya vse huzhe. Ej kazhetsya, chto u nee pod nogami razverzaetsya propast'. Spasti Veru mozhet tol'ko chudo...

TWILIGHT

TWILIGHT

Author: Peter James Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2018

V pogone za sensacionnym materialom nachinayushchaya zhurnalistka Keht edet na malen'koe cerkovnoe kladbishche, gde, po sluham, zazhivo pohoronili moloduyu zhenshchinu. Sluhi okazyvayutsya uzhasnoj pravdoj, i Keht pishet ob ehtom reportazh, no ego snimayut s pervoj polosy i sokrashchayut do neskol'kih strok. Devushka ponimaet, chto kto-to pytaetsya zamyat' shumihu vokrug ehtogo tragicheskogo sluchaya. Vozmozhno, ehtot "e;kto-to"e; prestupnik... Keht nachinaet samostoyatel'noe rassledovanie, i ej otkryvayutsya vse bolee shokiruyushchie podrobnosti. Ona otmahivaetsya ot preduprezhdeniya ob opasnosti, peredannogo mediumom, ne podozrevaya, chto znaet prestupnika v lico...

PROPHECY

PROPHECY

Author: Peter James Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2018

V sutoloke vokzala Francheska Monsanto stalkivaetsya s galantnym dzhentl'menom i ego simpatichnym synishkoj. Muzhchina pomogaet ej zanesti bagazh v vagon, i devushka, pomimo priznatel'nosti, chuvstvuet neob"e;yasnimoe prityazhenie k neznakomcu. Vskore - sovershenno sluchajno! - ej na glaza popadaetsya chastnoe ob"e;yavlenie v zhurnale. Francheska prihodit v zameshatel'stvo, ponimaya, chto tot privlekatel'nyj muzhchina, kotorogo ona mel'kom videla na vokzale, ishchet s nej vstrechi. Otbrosiv somneniya, ona reshaet otvetit' Oliveru Halkinu soglasiem. CHereda uzhasnyh katastrof, proiskhodyashchih vsled za ehtim, kazalos' by, ne mozhet byt' svyazana s ee novym, takim priyatnym znakomstvom. No kogda otnosheniya s Oliverom i ego strannym malen'kim synom oborachivayutsya nastoyashchim koshmarom, Francheske stanovitsya yasno: krovavye sobytiya ne yavlyayutsya prostym sovpadeniem.

Dead If You Don't

Dead If You Don't

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2018

A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE IS GRACE'S DEADLIEST CASE . . . Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't. Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck of his life. He's beginning to lose big style. However, taking his teenage son, Mungo, to their club's big Saturday afternoon football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it' at the stadium where his nightmare begins. Within minutes of arriving at the game, Kipp bumps into a client. He takes his eye of Mungo for a few moments, and in that time, the boy is gone. Then he gets the terrifying message that someone has his child, and to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay. Defying instruction not to contact the police, Kipp reluctantly does just that, and Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is brought into investigate. At first it seems a straightforward case of kidnap. But rapidly Grace finds himself entering a dark, criminal underbelly of the city, where the rules are different and nothing is what it seems . . .

Saving the Pyramids Twenty First Century Engineering and Egypt's Ancient Monuments

Saving the Pyramids Twenty First Century Engineering and Egypt's Ancient Monuments

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/04/2018

Having worked on projects around the world, strengthening and restoring historically significant structures from Windsor Castle to the parliament buildings in Canada, Peter James brings insight to the structural engineering of ancient Egypt. After fourteen years working on the historic buildings and temples of Egypt, and most recently the world's oldest pyramid, he now presents some of the more common theories surrounding the `collapsing' pyramid - along with new and innovative projections on the construction of the pyramids and the restoration of some of Cairo's most monumental structures from the brink of ruin. The decoding of historic construction from a builder's perspective is examined and explained - at times against many existing theories - and the book provides a new outlook on long-held assumptions, to embrace modern theories in a bid to preserve the past.

The Truth

The Truth

Author: Peter James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR A thrilling tale of suspense from the bestselling author of the Roy Grace series. 'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton.' Sunday Telegraph Susan and John Carter are crazy about each other and life is perfect but for one thing - they are on the brink of financial disaster. Surely being a surrogate mother to another man's child won't harm such a strong relationship? Especially when the mysterious Mr Sarotzini is offering to save their home and business - everything they've worked for. What seems to be a perfect solution begins to feel like an impossible situation. Susan's pregnancy is disturbingly painful but no-one will tell her why. It becomes apparent that Sarotzini wields immense power and Susan begins to doubt everything she knows. As she realises the terrifying origin of the dark forces Saratzini controls she is in fear for herself and John but most of all for her unborn baby ...

ALCHEMIST

ALCHEMIST

Author: Peter James Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2018

Farmacevticheskaya kompaniya "e;Bendiks SHer"e;, vhodyashchaya v pyaterku mirovyh liderov, priglashaet k sotrudnichestvu nobelevskogo laureata Dika Bannermana, uchenogo-genetika, i prinimaet na rabotu ves' kollektiv ego laboratorii, vklyuchaya doch' Montanu - assistenta i glavnogo pomoshchnika. Usloviya kontrakta chrezvychajno vygodny, odnako est' odno "e;no"e;: ustav "e;Bendiks SHer"e; predpolagaet chrezvychajnuyu sekretnost' i total'nyj kontrol' nad sotrudnikami. Povyshennyj interes k sekretam biznesa kompanii d'yavol'skim obrazom privodit k neschastnym sluchayam. Montanu Bannerman sperva chrezvychajno raduet to obstoyatel'stvo, chto finansovye problemy otcovskoj laboratorii resheny, odnako tragicheskaya smert' znakomyh ej lyudej privodit ee v zameshatel'stvo. Krome togo, ona uznaet, chto tri zhenshchiny, prinimavshie sozdannoe v "e;Bendiks SHer"e; sredstvo ot besplodiya, umerli vo vremya rodov pri ochen' strannyh i zloveshchih obstoyatel'stvah. CHto zhe skryvaetsya v nedrah ogromnogo neboskreba bez okon, prinadlezhashchego, esli verit' sloganu, "e;samoj zabotlivoj v mire kompanii"e;?

The German Electoral System

The German Electoral System

Author: Peter James Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2017

This title was first published in 2003. This precise and well-structured book focuses on the mechanics (its evolution and the debates it generates) of the German electoral system. Briefly outlining the past German electoral systems and the influence they exerted on the political systems of the time, it differs from existing literature by being the first volume in the English language which gives in-depth treatment to local and regional electoral systems in Germany, as well as the federal system. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of German electoral systems and their role and contribution within the party and political systems, it is particularly relevant at a time when other European countries' electoral systems are under review. Students and academics concerned with German politics in particular and German or European studies more generally, will find this book valuable.