Peter James Novella THE PERFECT MURDER chosen for World Book Night 2014!


Peter James’ novella THE PERFECT MURDER has been chosen as one of the 20 titles for World Book Night 2014.

World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books, which sees passionate volunteers apply to give away books to non-readers to share their love of reading. There are hundreds of events from small community gatherings to author readings and audiences of thousands. World Book Night is celebrated on April 23 in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Find out more here and apply to be a book-giver.

THE PERFECT MURDER was published as part of the Quick Reads 2010 programme to promote adult literacy. Victor and Joan, married for 20 years, barely communicate. He is so fed up with his job and distracted by his visits to his favourite prostitute, that he hardly notices his wife’s constant ridicule. Joan has resigned herself to the fact that he never looks at her. She even puts up with his constant snoring. But unknown to Victor, Joan is taking her sweet revenge: spending large amounts of money on sexy new underwear on his credit card to impress her secret lover. Bills mount, Victor loses his job.  The only way he can achieve his dream is to get Joan out of the picture. But he’s not the only one with murder on his mind.

THE PERFECT MURDER has been adapted into a play by award winning writer Shaun McKenna and will open at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford on Wednesday 8th January 2014, before touring to venues such as the Theatre Royal in both Bath and Brighton. The Perfect Murder will star Les Dennis, one of Britain’s most-loved actors and entertainers who is currently starring as King Arthur in the West End in Spamalot. See more here.

Peter James is the author of the Roy Grace crime novels: the 9th in the series, DEAD MAN’S TIME, is still high in the paperback bestseller lists, and the 10th, WANT YOU DEAD, will be subject to a massive promotion campaign when Macmillan publish it in last Spring 2014.  Peter’s novels are published in 36 languages.


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