Blind Date

I was put up as a dinner date by the German crime-writing website Krimi Couch – they held a national competition centred around the promotion of the hardback launch of Looking Good Dead (Stirb Schon) in Germany this autumn, and the luck (or unlucky, depending how you look at it…) winner got to have a…

The UK Bestseller Lists

Today I heard the brilliant news that the paperback of Looking Good Dead has gone to No 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. And… we sold almost 10,000 copies more than Jeffrey Archer, which gives me almost as much pleasure… And in addition we are No 1 in Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket…

A Half Baked Bond?

I attended the Royal Premiere of Casino Royale last Tuesday, courtesy of my very charming Swedish cousin, Erik Olsson, a Bond fanatic (see the two of us downing an appropriate tipple at the pre-screening party). It’s always a levelling experience to walk along that red carpet across Leicester Square, all dressed up. You are aware…

Yemen And Oman – First Impressions

After all the dire warnings that to fly to Yemen was insane, we landed in Sana’a on a Tuesday evening, to one of the most friendly airports I’ve been to.  US immigration officers should spend a few days there getting a lesson in politeness. Having been on a five week German, US and then French…

Two Appearances In Germany

I’ll be making two appearances in Germany, one in December this year and one in March 2007. Here are the details: 3rd December 2006, 8pm:Münchner Buecherschau, Kulturzentrum Gasteig/Kleiner KonzertsaalTickets: www.muenchenticket.de or 089-54818181 Here’s more information in German about the event: 25th March 2007, 6pm:Krimifestival München, Schloss Seefeld, Seefeld/Obb.Tickets: 0 81 52/98 08 97 More information:…

Looking Good Dead in German

My German publishers Verlagshaus Fischer have put together a German language website for the publication of Looking Good Dead, published there under the title “Stirb Schoen”. Or, as they say in Germany:Für alle deutschen Leser von Peter: Sie finden viele Informationen zu Peters neuestem Buch “Stirb schön” auf einer eigenen, deutschsprachigen Website unter www.stirbschoen.de sowie…

The Big Uneasy: New Orleans

I’m recently back from my first visit to New Orleans – NO for short – or as the local wags now call it, “NO Orleans.” Everyone I meet in England asks, “So, what’s it like now?” To which I can only answer, “I don’t know what it was like before, but I would happily go…