WH Smiths’ Top Crime and Thriller Detectives: Peter James’ ROY GRACE makes Number 7!

We’re pleased to announce that much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace made it to the Top 10 of WH Smith’s Top 20 Detectives as voted for by the public, ahead of the detectives created by Michael Connelly, Mark Billingham, Peter Robinson, Jo Nesbo, Dorothy L Sayers, Henning Mankell, Patricia Cornwall, Lee Child and even the classic Nancy Drew!

 They find that “Roy Grace is intelligent and intuitive and fiercely stubborn when it comes to getting to the bottom of his cases.” We couldn’t agree more!

The 2006 novel DEAD SIMPLE, which launched the Roy Grace series, is not only enjoying the glories of its detective basking in literary successes: Roy Grace is now returning to the stage after the critically acclaimed theatre production of THE PERFECT MURDER. It previewed in January after adaptation by Shaun McKenna and direction by Ian Talbot, and has now begun a nationwide tour.

International bestsellers, the Roy Grace novels are set in Brighton and have enjoyed critical and commercial success for many years and are published in more than 35 languages.

Peter also recently spoke to The Sunday Express about his near-death experience in a 95-mph car crash.

Praise for Peter James:

'Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business.' -- Karin Slaughter

'The rapid-fire suspense builds to a terrifying, graphic conclusion that leaves tantalizing room for future instalments in the series.' -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'Exceptional, knock-your-socks-off.' -- Washington Post