LOVE YOU DEAD by Peter James published today by Macmillan

The 12th novel in Peter James’ Roy Grace series, LOVE YOU DEAD, is published in hardback today by Macmillan.

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind... and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realisation that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is.

Peter has had an exceptionally successful 2015 with his 11th novel in the best-selling Roy Grace series, YOU ARE DEAD, spending a total of 5 weeks at No. 1 in the bestseller chart, and many more weeks in the top 5. YOU ARE DEAD was awarded the Dr. Lector Award for Scariest Villain at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Festival in Harrogate. Peter’s standalone THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL was published in hardback in October and went straight to number 9 on the bestseller chart. 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's 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

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