In the first part week of publication, and after a splendid Brighton launch, NEED YOU DEAD by Peter James raced to Number 2 on the UK bestseller lists – and now his 13th Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel has topped the e-Book bestseller charts at Number 1. NEED YOU DEAD is published today, 6 June, in the US by Macmillan and Peter James begins his American tour in Los Angeles.
The Bookseller says: "Peter James has capsized Paula Hawkins' two weeks of smooth sailing in the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one spot, as NEED YOU DEAD blasted straight to the chart's summit in its first week on sale... Peter James seems to benefit from stratospheric e-book sales alongside strong hardbook volumes... his Roy Grace titles still sell in excess of 100,000 paperbacks."
Peter James is touring the US this month. Tomorrow he will be at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles with Michael Connelly in an invitation-only BAFTA event. On 10 June he is in conversation with Brenda Novak at the Brea Library in Los Angeles, and on 11 June fans can catch him with T. Jefferson Parker at Book Carnival in Orange, California. He will then be attending Thrillerfest in New York City from the 11 to 15 July. See more details on all his events here.
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.
The Roy Grace series has been translated into 37 languages, with 18 million copies of Peter James’ books sold worldwide.
Do also check out the array of excellent crime writer interviews and information on Peter James TV.
Praise for Roy Grace:
‘James’s superior 13th novel … This skilful twister shows why James was awarded the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger.’ — Publishers Weekly Starred Review
‘Sinister and riveting… Peter James is one of the best British crime writers, and therefore one of the best in the world.’ – Lee Child
‘Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business’ – Karin Slaughter
‘Probably the closest we’ll get to a British Stephen King’ – The Financial Times
‘Peter James is one of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters’ – The Daily Mail