Peter James is one of the UK’s most popular crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold more than one and a half million in the UK alone and six million worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 34 languages and his latest novel, ‘Dead Like You’, went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback. His novella, ‘The Perfect Murder,’ went to No 1 on iBooks and has spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10. Peter has developed a close working relationship with the Sussex Police over many years, spending an average of one day a week with them, and his writing reveals a unique insight into the reality of modern day police work. He has carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, and regularly attends international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting-edge of investigative police work.

Born and brought up in Brighton, Peter divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill, London and on the South Downs near Lewes in Sussex. An established film producer and script writer, he has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with Peter overseeing all aspects, including the scriptwriting. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community.

Book List in Order:38 titles

  • From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes I Follow You, a nerve-shredding standalone thriller.To the outside world, suave, charming and confident doctor Marcus Valentine has it all. A loving wife, three kids, a great job. But there&#...


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    The sixteenth Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel from the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling author Peter James.Roy Grace, creation of the award-winning author Peter James, unearths a powerful criminal network in Find Them Dead. A B...


  • A spine-tingling ghost story by the number one bestselling author Peter James.Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury-living at its best with high specification gadgets all thrown in - part-exchange available ...


  • A man waits at London Airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida’s Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soulmate. The two men a...


  • What would it take to prove the existence of God? This question and the consequences of its answer lies at the heart of Absolute Proof, the new international thriller from bestselling author Peter James. To provide absolute proof of a divine existenc...


  • A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE IS GRACE'S DEADLIEST CASE . . . Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't. Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive g...


  • Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you’ve made. A chance photograph on a client’s mobile phone changes ever...


  • An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life—to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy about money is simple. You can...








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    In Peter James' You Are Dead, the last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somervile, are in a terrified mobile phone call from her. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the apartment block where they live in Brighton...


  • Atom Bomb Angel is a reissued early thriller from multi-million-copy bestselling author, Peter James. Terrorists are threatening to sabotage Britain's nuclear power plants. One nuclear explosive smuggled inside a reactor would turn the entire cor...


  • Combining stories from ebook story collections Short Shockers One and Short Shockers Two, and with never-before-seen new material, this is a story collection you won't forget. From a woman intent on revenge, to a restaurant critic with a fear of ...


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    Single girl, 29, redhead and smouldering, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and--who knows--more maybe? Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich thirty-five year old Bryce Laurent throu...



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    In "Dead Man's Time," the latest from international bestselling author Peter James, Roy Grace finds himself up against that most dangerous of all adversaries--a man with fury in his heart who has nothing to lose. New York, 1922. Five-year-old Gavi...


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    Roy Grace tracks a stalker obsessed with a Hollywood starlet in Not Dead Yet, the latest from #1 international bestselling author Peter James Days before one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, Gaia Lafayette, leaves her Bel Air home for a movie role ...


  • Deadly obsession is only the beginning...For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him...For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could ge...


  • It was Christmas Eve when Kate saw the young boy, struggling to hold the groceries in the supermarket. When she offers to give him a lift, it isn't long before his sadness hints at a deeper tragedy. What happened that Christmas at the Hogarth place? ...


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    Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a teenage American student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two...


  • In Peter James' "Perfect People," when a young couple learn they are both carriers of a gene likely to give their children a rare genetic disease, they visit a secret clinic for a 'designer baby.' But it does not all work out as planned... After t...


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    Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is forever haunted by the unexplained disappearance of his wife, Sandy, nearly ten years ago. Ever since she went missing, hes been consumed with finding out what happened to her. Finally, he may be moving on. He ha...


  • 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHORA thrilling tale of suspense from the bestselling author of the Roy Grace series.'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton.' Sunday TelegraphSusan and John Carter are crazy ...


  • What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... Monty Bannerman's father is a leading genetic scientist, and Nobel Prize winner, whose company has just been taken over by what will soon be the world's biggest pharmaceutical giant. He had some misgiving...


  • Introducing policeman Glenn Branson...When actress Gloria Lamark takes her own life, her devoted son, Thomas, is heart-broken. Something must be wrong with a world in which such a tragedy is allowed to happen. How could her high-profile, media-star p...


  • Where science and belief meet . . . A terrifying thriller from 'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton' [Sunday Telegraph]Ross Ransome is at the top of his profession; one of the most successful, and certainly one of the richest, plast...



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    In an evil world, everything is for sale. . . The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found . . . Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Bri...


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    From the ashes of mass destruction...Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton businessman and ne'er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifeline: to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another coun...







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    Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family ...


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    Michael Harrison had it all: good looks, charm, natural leadership, a wicked sense of humor, and now Ashley, his fiancee. While out celebrating with a group of friends a few nights before the wedding, Michael suddenly and unexpectedly finds himself e...


  • Like Dr Frankenstein, brilliant scientist Joe Messenger will stop at nothing in his quest for immortality . . .Brilliant scientist Joe Messenger believes that people can be made to live for ever. Knowing the human body can be frozen indefinitely, Joe...


  • Archaeologist Frannie Monsanto does not see the threads tying widower Oliver Halkin and his son to a series of strange predictions made by a Ouija board six years ago, until the bloody prophecies start to come true...



  • Charley has a strange feeling when she sees the idyllic mill house with its cluster of outbuildings, the lake and the swirling mill stream; a powerful sense of recognition, as if she has been there before. Except she knows she hasn't. After Charley a...


  • The last time the dream came, Sam was seven years old; and that was the night her parents were to die. more. Now a successful TV commercials producer, juggling her roles of career woman, wife and mother, she attempts to shut them out. But soon Sam is...


  • Alex Hightower's only son, Fabian, is killed in a car crash, but soon Fabian's spirit makes its presence felt, and then seen, stalking his mother who must battle against his determination to possess her soul...