Peter James’ standalone novel THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL published in hardback today

They said the dead can’t hurt you… They were wrong…

Peter James spine-chilling new ghost story, THE HOUSE OF COLD HILL, is published in hardback by Macmillan today. This new standalone novel is Peter James at his scary best, and sure to be loved by fans of the bestselling Roy Grace series and new readers alike.

Moving from the heart of the city of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for the Harcourts. But when they view Cold Hill House they are filled with excitement.  Within days of moving in, it soon becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents in the house though. At first it is only a friend of Jade, talking to her on Facetime, who sees a spectral woman standing behind her. Then there are more sightings of her, as well as increasingly disturbing occurrences in the house. Two weeks after moving in, Caro, out in the garden, is startled to see faces staring out of an upstairs window of the house. The window of a room which holds the secret to the house's dark history... a room which does not appear to exist...

Peter James’ 11th Roy Grace novel, YOU ARE DEAD, was published on 21 May 2015, and went straight to number one in the hardback bestseller chart. It is out in paperback on 22 October. The Roy Grace novels are translated into more than three dozen languages. Polish rights to THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL are sold to Albatros. View more on Peter’s website.

Praise for Peter James:

'Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business.' -- Karin Slaughter

'Exceptional, knock-your-socks-off.' -- Washington Post