WHSmith Exclusive Interview with Peter James

Having sold over 15 million copies of his Roy Grace novels worldwide, several of which went straight to #1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller list, it’s safe to say that Peter James is one of the most successful and well-loved crime thriller writers in the UK. As well as winning multiple literary awards in both…

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BooksLive Q&A: Ten Questions with Peter James

1. What is the last thing that you read that made you laugh out loud? Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. It is a book I re-read whenever I feel in need of either smiling or laughing out loud. It manages to mix so many emotions, and contains so much wonderful, simple philosophy. 2. What is…

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Writers Write Interview with Peter James

We had a wonderful time with Peter James, the British best-selling author of the Detective Roy Grace novels.. Peter was in South Africa to promote his latest novel, Want You Dead, as part of The Bloody Book Week. The guests were instantly taken by his opening declaration that the people in Johannesburg were the nicest…

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Dead Man Talking (Mail on Sunday)

He’s sold 14m ‘DS Roy Grace’ books (with their iconic ‘Dead’ titles). Now Peter James is preparing a seasonal thriller…specially for MoS readers. Peter James: The Books Interview. Bestselling British crime novelist Peter James is holding court. ‘I’m a stickler for accuracy,’ he says. ‘A lot of writers say accuracy doesn’t matter. But, besides entertainment,…

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Suspense Radio

Suspense Radio brings you the best authors of today in the suspense / thriller / mystery / horror genre. Today’s ninety minute show will have just that, the best authors today, including Peter James talking about his latest book ahead of the launch of the hardback copy of Dead Man’s Time in the US and…

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Peter James: rolling a car is like being in a tumble dryer

Author Peter James talks about the joy – and pain- of racing classic cars. Peter James – writer of the best-selling Roy Grace crime novels – talked to Motoring at the Goodwood Festival of Speed about his love of classic car racing. He explained what he finds so addictive about it, but also discussed the…

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Your Interview: Author Peter James (The Argus)

In our new weekly feature your Interview, we give you, our readers, the chance to ask key figures across Sussex the questions you want answered. This week best-selling author Peter James answers your questions. Gary Collins: How on earth do you think up your plots? They’re so gripping. Is it a long process to develop…

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On the chairlift with… Peter James (Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard)

Crime writer Peter James is working on his ninth Roy Grace book, the best-selling series about a fictional Brighton detective. Each book takes the best part of a year to write, but Peter always makes time for at least one annual skiing holiday When did you first take up skiing and how did you get…

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Holding Millions of Readers Hostage (Suspense Magazine)

Internationally bestselling author, Peter James was born in Brighton, Sussex, England and educated at Charterhouse and then Ravesnbourne Film School. His mom, Cornelia James, was Glovemaker to Her Majesty the Queen, running the business with his late father who was a chartered accountant. Their firm is today run by his sister, Genevieve and her husband,…

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Author Peter James And Sidekick Track Seaside Crime (NPR Books)

Listen to the storyMorning Edition [7 min 20 sec] Correction Aug. 7, 2012Earlier Web versions of this story, as well as the audio, included a description of a scene in one of Peter James’ books, and gave the wrong title of the book in which the scene is included. Any tour of Brighton, England, has…

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An Interview with Peter James (Living Poitou-Charentes)

Top British crime author, Peter James, was recently interviewed by Sandie George. He has just published ‘Not Dead Yet’, the 8th in the Roy Grace series based in Brighton and reviewed in our last issue. Last year he won the ITV3 People’s Best Dagger Crime Writer, beating David Baldacci into second place. Your latest novel,…

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Peter James Interviews Jo Nesbo (We Love This Book)

Genre: Crime, thriller Jo Nesbo is one of the biggest names in crime fiction thanks to books such as Headhunters and The Snowman – soon to be a Scorsese film. He tells fellow crime writer Peter James how it all happened Britain has long been used to Viking invasions. So common were they between the…

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Peter James makes Brighton rock (Specsavers Magazine)

Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Winner Talks About His Thrilling Life. Not many people know this but in Russia, British crime author Peter James is a bit of a literary rock star! Six or seven hundred people will turn up for a book signing when he tours with the latest in his hugely popular Roy Grace…

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Interview: Author Peter James (Huffington Post)

Ben FalkEntertainment journalist Peter James is the best-selling author of the Roy Grace series of crime novels including Dead Man’s Grip and Dead Like You, as well as several stand-alone books. Formerly a movie producer, James’s saga about the Brighton-based detective whose wife Sandy mysteriously went missing have sold over 11 million copies worldwide. The…

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7 Fragen an Peter James (Lesekreis)

This interview is in both German and English (scroll down). Peter James, geboren am 22. August 1948 in Brighton, ist Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Schriftsteller. Seine Schulzeit verbrachte er an der Charterhouse School und studierte anschließend am Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Danach lebte er viele Jahre in den USA. Seine erste Begegnung mit Hollywood…

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Peter James’ double whammy (Postmedia News)

Author of two bestsellers has come a long way since Polka Dot Door By Jamie Portman, For Postmedia News January 4, 2012 LONDON – Back in the days when he was working in a lowly position at the Toronto-based children’s TV show, Polka Dot Door, Britain’s Peter James knew he wanted to be a writer.…

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Playing God: the birth of a new world order (The Irish Examiner)

By Declan Burke Saturday, December 10, 2011 CRIME author Peter James says the concept of what makes us human will change dramatically in the next 100 years. “Bionics, memory, artificial intelligence, the length of the human life span … it’s all to play for,” he says. James is the bestselling and prize-winning author of the…

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Peter James on Crime Fiction (FiveBooks)

The best crime novels grip you right from the first sentence and don’t let go. We asked a bestselling crime author to tell us about his favourite examples of the genre Before we discuss your five book recommendations, I wanted to find out more about what got you interested in writing crime fiction. What got…

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One Minute With Peter James (The Independent)

Where are you now and what can you see? I’m in my Portakabin; my temporary office in my new house in Sussex – a Victorian rectory we are restoring. I can see seven ducks on the lake, which is worrying as yesterday we had nine … definitely a case for Detective Superintendent Roy Grace! What…

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Peter James talks to World of Books.com about his career, crime and Brighton.

Crime writer Peter James was born 22nd August 1948 in Brighton (that’s near us!). The son of Cornelia Jones (the former glove-maker to Queen Elizabeth II no less!) During his childhood Peter attended Charterhouse School and then, in later years went on to study at Ravensbourne Film School. As a result of his training there,…

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Peter James interviewed by Len Wanner (The Crime of it All)

What are your thoughts on the current state of crime fiction? I get very annoyed at the snooty literary ‘establishment’ that sneers at all commercial fiction, and quite forgets it is the commercial fiction of the past 3000 years that has survived, not the elitist stuff. Three years ago the Chair of the Booker Prize…

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NEW CRIME NOVEL CO-WRITTEN BY 26 AUTHORS (THE GUARDIAN)

Alison Flood guardian.co.ukTuesday 5 July 2011 16.33 BST Luminaries including Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs and Faye Kellerman have contributed to No Rest for the Dead It’s the literary world’s version of consequences: from Alexander McCall Smith to Kathy Reichs, 26 bestselling crime writers have teamed up to create the multi-authored mystery No Rest for the…

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The author with murder in mind (The Argus)

by Lisa Frascarelli Peter James’s cleaning lady recently left a message on his desk which read: “Worried about you! You’re reading weird books — men’s pregnancy and women’s shoes. Are you OK?” “I think she saw the books and thought I was going to have a sex change and try to get pregnant,” smirks James,…

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Dog duo helps author to dig and delve (Cairns Magazine)

There’s a myth that most novelists insist on working alone, slamming their office doors to prevent interruptions, even from loved ones. Don’t always believe it. Although people can be a serious distraction, the same rarely applies to pets. On a recent visit to Hong Kong, British crime novelist Peter James spoke fondly of his dogs,…

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Prolfic author proves ‘crime days’ pay

By Jay Scott Kanes British crime novelist Peter James, like many of his fictional characters, often encounters the police. But unlike the shady individuals emerging from his imagination, Peter enjoys the experience. Peter often tags along with the police on his home turf in Brighton, Sussex. “I spend about a day each fortnight out with…

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