Me And William Shatner

Not that I’m the kind of person to carry a grudge – but I’ve had a small axe to grind with William Shatner for the past 37 years. It is all because of a phone call. Let me explain: When I came out of film school in London, in 1970, I went to Toronto, moving…

Back Again!

I am so sorry that I’ve left such a long gap between blogs. I fell behind my deadline for delivery of the manuscript of my new Roy Grace novel, “Not Dead Enough” and had to drop everything to finish it – thankfully now done! I’ve also been travelling extensively, most recently to New York and…

Le Prix Polar International

Just received an email from my French publishers telling me that Dead Simple (French version “Comme Une Tombe”) has been shortlisted for Le Prix Polar International award. This is quite prestigious – previous winners have included Elmore Leonard, Elizabeth George and Ian Rankin, so I am well chuffed.

Summer Recess

Please forgive me for not posting any more blogs until the week of August 1st. I have a drop-dead deadline for finishing my third Roy Grace novel, “Not Dead Enough”, so I am having to put the rest of my life and work on hold to work 24/7 in this heatwave to do so! Talk…

Bloody Offal

I had dinner with Kathy Reichs on Tuesday night, who was in a celebratory mood after learning her new novel had gone straight in the UK hardback chart at No.1. She is a really delightful lady – very intelligent and extremely funny, but with the assembled company around that table, this was never going to…

Peter James Does Porridge

I just spent this morning in prison. As you can see from the photo… But I bet you didn’t know that some cell blocks have dry cells! A dry cell is where you are taken when you are first arrested, with no running water and no lavatory so you cannot get rid of any evidence……

“Crime Among The Coffee Cups”

Peter James, along with fellow crime writers Simon Brett and Peter Lovesey, will be appearing at Ottakar’s Haywards Heath on Monday 17th July at 7pm. Please do come and say hello if you can! It is a ticketed event – please contact Ottakars Haywards Heath for details – tel. 01444 453411, fax. 01444 451932, email:…