The top three spots in the UK paperback bestseller list had been held by E.L. James' FIFTY SHADES titles for 25 consecutive weeks. NOT DEAD YET, which was published in paperback on 27 September, is the new No. 1 in the Sunday Times paperback bestseller lists and the first book to have gone above one of the FIFTY SHADES books since April 22. NOT DEAD YET is the 8th in the Roy Grace series and was published in hardback in June earlier this year. It shot straight to No 1 in the hardback list, which marked it as the 5th consecutive No. 1 in the Roy Grace series, and which makes this the 6th No. 1 - a remarkable achievement!
Peter James says: 'To say I am over the moon would be an understatement! To have ended the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy's dominance of the paperback bestseller list is a dream come true. This is one of the best days of my life!"
Wayne Brooks, Publishing Director at Macmillan says:
'Seeing their author in the number one slot is what all editors dream of. Seeing them rise above a trilogy that's had over five months in the top slot is something else. I'm thrilled for Peter and I'm thrilled for Pan Macmillan.'
Carole Blake, Peter James' agent says: 'Peter has always been No. 1 for me, so it's great to see him back in his rightful place at the top of the bestseller list.'
In other fantastic news, DEAD MAN'S GRIP won the prestigious Barry Award for Best British novel last week at Bouchercon in the US and James' standalone PERFECT PEOPLE is on the long list for the Wellcome Prize. The shortlist is announced this week.
Peter James' novels have sold over 13 million copies and are published in 35 languages.
Praise for NOT DEAD YET:
'James's thrillers... have attracted a massive following - and, reading this, it's not hard to see why. NOT DEAD YET is brilliantly paced and plotted... I'm now a Peter James addict. You'll gulp this book down in three infatuated sittings, deaf to the telephone, indifferent to any distractions.' -- Reader's Digest
'As always James has done meticulous background research lending authenticity to his legendary plotting skills.' -- Daily Mail