Peter James’ standalone ghost story THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL is published in paperback tomorrow by Macmillan. Originally published in hardback last October, it went straight to number 9 on the bestseller chart in the first half-week on sale.
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. At first it is a friend of their daughter Jade, talking to her on Facetime, who sees a spectral woman standing behind her. Then there are more sightings, 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’ 12th Roy Grace novel LOVE YOU DEAD was published last month and went straight to Number 1 in the bestseller charts, where it remained for several weeks. His 30 year old novel, BILLIONAIRE, was republished in January 2016 and went straight into the chart at number 8.
Peter James has been twice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and has won many literary awards: as popular internationally as in the UK, he is published in more than 3 dozen languages. Last year he was voted by WH Smith readers as The Best Crime Author Of All Time. He is currently writing three more Roy Grace novels and two standalones for Macmillan.
A non fiction book, DEATH COMES KNOCKING: POLICING ROY GRACE’S BRIGHTON by Graham Bartlett and Peter James will be published in July. Graham Bartlett was a Police Commander in the city once described as Britain's 'crime capital'. Together with Peter James, he has written a gripping account of the city's most challenging cases, taking the reader from crime scenes and incident rooms to the morgue, and introducing some of the real-life cases that inspired Peter James’ Roy Grace novels.
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
‘Sinister and riveting… Peter James is one of the best British crime writers, and therefore one of the best in the world.’ – Lee Child