Pan Macmillan acquire new standalone Peter James thriller and two new Roy Grace novels


Pan Macmillan have acquired a new Peter James thriller plus two brand new Roy Grace novels from Carole Blake at Blake Friedmann. They will publish the standalone this autumn, which will be Peter's first standalone novel for Pan Macmillan.

Last year Peter James enjoyed his first number one bestseller in both hardcover and paperback with DEAD LIKE YOU. The seventh Roy Grace Novel, DEAD MAN'S GRIP, will be published this June with a paperback edition in October. Pan Macmillan have been publishing Peter since 2005 with DEAD SIMPLE, the first book in the Roy Grace series. He is now published in 34 languages around the world.

Peter says:
'Being published by Pan Macmillan is a great joy for me, and a true adventure. I'm thrilled they will be publishing my standalone novel which pushes the boundaries of science, and is a project I have been researching and planning for ten years.'

Carole Blake, Peter's agent, comments:
'Last year we had a number one hardback, number one paperback, number one iPad: and still in the top 10 ebook charts 56 weeks on… Now to top it all with the standalone. It's a dream team'.

Anthony Forbes Watson, Pan Macmillan Managing Director, says:
'This new standalone novel is a vivid testament to the energy and ingenuity of Peter's imagination and to his great storytelling gift:  It will delight his many existing fans and bring him a host of new readers.'

Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan Publisher adds:
'We're extraordinarily proud of Peter and everything that we've achieved together with his Roy Grace novels. I look forward to this wonderful new opportunity that Peter has given us to grow his profile and sales both in the UK and internationally.'