International bestselling crime fiction writer, Peter James, was born in Brighton, UK. Beginning his career in film, James worked as a screenwriter and producer in the US and Canada for several years. However, he is now most famed for his award-winning crime thriller series, centred around the life and cases of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Books in the Grace series have won first place on multiple prestigious bestseller book lists, including the UK Sunday Times on 18 consecutive occasions. Read More
Peter James’ books have sold over 20 million copies worldwide and been translated into 38 languages. Five of his crime novels from the ‘Grace’ series have been adapted for the stage by dramatist Shaun McKenna. In 2021, the miniseries, Grace, was released by ITV, with the title character being played by John Simm.
James’ has been the recipient of a huge number of awards, including the CWA Diamond Dagger in 2016. A well-known personality in England’s East Sussex community, Peter James is a patron to several charitable organisations and social services, including the Sussex Police Charity Trust and Sussex Crime Stoppers. James is an avid social media user, regularly interacting with his fans, who are often teased with the process of writing and snippets of ideas for his new books.
“He remembered a conversation he'd once had with a Chief Constable some years back, when he asked the Chief if in his experience he believed there was such a thing as the 'perfect murder'. The Chief had replied that there was. 'It's the one we never hear about,' he said.”