Agent: Carole Blake
Biography: Internationally bestselling author of the Brighton-based Roy Grace crime series, published in 36 languages. All his novels reflect his deep interest in medicine, science and the world of the police. He is now writing 5 new novels for Macmillan.
In addition to his career as a novelist, he has produced several films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. He also co-created the hit Channel 4 series Bedsitcom, which was nominated for a Rose d'Or, and he is currently adapting his crime novel, DEAD SIMPLE, for television.
Peter James won the Krimi-Blitz 2005 Crime Writer of the Year Award in Germany, and DEAD SIMPLE won the 2006 Prix Polar International and 2007 Le Prix Coeur Noir awards in France.
The play of his novella THE PERFECT MURDER opened early 2014, and the play of DEAD SIMPLE opened in 2015.
'Peter James is one of the best crime writers in the business.' -- Karin Slaughter
“Roy Grace is the very best of the middle aged male British detectives – there’s a whole bunch, but he is the best. What makes his books better than other people’s books is that the ordinary people in these books react in the way they would react. They have absolute emotional credibility.” -- Jeff Park, ‘Front Row’ BBC Radio
‘By the straightforward expedient of using carefully crafted, well honed narratives with a strong sense of place and a sure grasp of character, James has slowly but surely worked his way towards an almost unassailable position as one of Britain's best-loved crime writers.’ -- Barry Forshaw
'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