PAN MACMILLAN PRESS RELEASE
Publishing Director, Wayne Brookes, has acquired two new Roy Grace novels, a standalone ghost story and three out of print backlist titles from the number one bestselling author Peter James. UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired from Carole Blake at Blake Friedmann. 2014 will see the publication of the tenth Roy Grace novel 'Want You Dead' and a volume of collected short stories. Added to this will be a new stand alone thriller, 'Absolute Proof' which will come in 2017. This will complete the new deal with Pan Macmillan.
Peter James said:
"I am hugely thrilled that not only is my wonderful relationship with Pan Macmillan continuing, but that is growing in so many directions. I am also especially delighted that my three first novels, Dead Letter Drop, Atom Bomb Angel & Billionaire, which I have kept out of print for 28 years, are now going to be published anew, by Pan Macmillan, following numerous requests from my fans. I'm also going to enjoy greatly going back to my early roots and writing a stand-alone ghost story. With all of this, plus the stage play of The Perfect Murder, the TV miniseries of Perfect People and the film of Dead Simple going into production, the 10th anniversary year of Roy Grace, promises to be a memorable one!"
Wayne Brookes added:
"I am so incredibly excited by this new deal with Peter because he is quite simply an absolute gem to work with. I was a huge fan before I became his publisher and knowing that I've got new material on the way makes me a very happy editor indeed."
Carole Blake commented:
"There's nothing more satisfying than an author-publisher relationship that really works well. This is one of the best: real teamwork that gets results. I'm delighted with this new deal."
ABOUT PETER JAMES
PETER JAMES is one of the UK's most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold over five million in the UK alone and thirteen million worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 36 languages. Peter's most recent Roy Grace Dead Man's Time has been published to great acclaim and gone straight into the top of the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Peter's three previous Roy Grace novels, Dead Like You, Dead Man's Grip and Not Dead Yet went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback with Not Dead Yet toppling the 50 Shades Of Grey trilogy off the No 1 paperback fiction slot in the Autumn of 2012, ending its 25 week domination of the chart. His novella, 'The Perfect Murder' (2010) went straight in at No 1 in the iBooks chart and spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10.
Peter, an established film producer and script writer, was educated at Charterhouse then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years working as a screen writer and film producer before returning to England. He has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community. Peter is Patron of Crimestoppers in Sussex alongside Vera Lynn and in 2012 he was made Patron of The Whitehawk Inn. In 2011 Peter was made Chair of the Crime Writers' Association. Peter has won many literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People's Bestseller Dagger in 2011 and he was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for Perfect People in 2012. As popular internationally as in the UK, he won the US Barry Award, for Best British Crime Novel for Dead Man's Grip in the Autumn of 2012.
Born and brought up in Brighton, Peter divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and Sussex. Peter is available for interviews and to write features. Find out more about Peter James at www.panmacmillan.com and Peter's website and follow him on Twitter.
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