14 March 2011

Crime Fiction Alphabet - J is for Peter James

Peter James, the current chair of the Crime Writers' Association, is an author I keep promising myself to read more by.

My blog contains 4 reviews:

I have two titles to read: DEAD LIKE YOU (2010) on my TBR, and DEAD TOMORROW (2009) waiting for me on my Kindle.

With the publication of #7 there will be the following titles in the DEAD (Detective Superintendent Roy Grace) series
1. Dead Simple (2005)
2. Looking Good Dead (2006)
3. Not Dead Enough (2007)
4. Dead Man's Footsteps (2008)
5. Dead Tomorrow (2009)
6. Dead Like You (2010)
7. Dead Man's Grip (2011)

If you check Fantastic Fiction for Peter James you will notice that in the period 1981-2000 he wrote 17 novels and then came a period without publications until the first of the DEAD novels was published in 2005. In this article Peter talks about what made him return to writing. 

The CWA site says
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.

Many of Peter James' titles are now available on Kindle, including some of those written before 2000.

Peter's website includes book reviews, some extracts, and a subscription form for his newsletter.


Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - I like your choice for "J" very much! You're reminding me of an author I must read more of...

Bill Selnes said...


I was captured when I read Dead Simple last year. I started my review by stating "A police procedural that grabbed my attention such that I almost leaped ahead in the book to find out what was happening." He is a master at grabbing the reader.

Bev Hankins said...

I've not read anything by Peter James...but then I'm not a big thriller fan. May have to check him out when I get in the mood for one, though. Thanks for highlighting him.

I've got my "J" up.


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