Peter James

Peter James

in Brighton, The United Kingdom
August 22, 1948



Peter James has been a screenwriter and film producer, and is now the author of best selling crime novels. James has written 25 books, the most recent of which feature Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. His books have been translated into 29 languages. In England they are published by Pan Books and in the US by Carroll & Graf Publishers. James has written supernatural thrillers, spy fiction, Michael Crichton-style science-based thrillers, and a children's novel, as well as the introductions for Graham Masterton's collection 'Manitou Man' and Joe Rattigan's collection 'Ghosts Far From Subtle'.

He also wrote, as 'a labour of love' the children's novelisation for the 1986 movie 'Biggles', which he also produced. James is a l

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Dead Simple (Roy Grace, #1)

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Looking Good Dead (Roy Grac...

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Perfect People

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Dead Tomorrow (Roy Grace, #5)

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Dead Like You (Roy Grace, #6)

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Not Dead Yet (Roy Grace, #8)

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“All men lie. That's how they operate. if you want a longterm relationship with a man you've got to understand it's going to be with a liar. It's in their nature - it's genetic, it's a bloody Darwinian acquired characteristic for survival, OK? They tell you what they want you to hear.”
Peter James, Dead Like You

“Branson ate his salad, and left the rest of his fish untouched, while Grace tucked into his steak and kidney pudding with relish. 'I read a while ago,' he told Branson, 'that the French drink more red wine than the English but live longer. The Japanese eat more fish than the English but drink less wine and live longer. The Germans eat more red meat than the English, and drink more beer and they live longer too. You know the moral of this story?
'It's not what you eat or drink - it's speaking English that kills you.”
Peter James, Dead Simple

“The world is changing and people don't like change.”
Peter James, Perfect People



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