Looking Good Dead Launch Party

Just had a great launch party for Looking Good Dead at Borders in Churchill Square, Brighton on Wednesday, June 7th, with nearly two hundred people attending. I was particularly honoured to have my dear and very close friend, writer James Herbert, come along, as well as several other writer mates, including Vicky Sinha, wife of…

Peter James Book Signings

To celebrate the publication of Looking Good Dead, I’ll be signing copies of my books at Waterstones, Notting Hill Gate, London at 2pm on Saturday, June 17th. I’ll also be appearing at:Ottakers, Worthing, Thursday June 22nd at 7pm andHeffers, Cambridge, Tuesday, July 18th at 6 to 8.30pm. Please do come along and say hello! It’s…

Got Shorty

I arrived late at the Savoy Hotel for the recent Crime Writers Association’s very smart event, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Prize. It is a lifetime achievement award, awarded annually. Last year’s recipient was Ian Rankin. This year’s was to be – ah – well – here’s the problem: I hadn’t read the invite, just had…

Sweden – Light Shining In The Dark

Give any Swede a chance and he or she will raise a glass to you, launch into a lengthy toast, and, if you are really unlucky, you will be expected to sing, from a song sheet you have already been handed. I blame it on the long dark nights, the cold, the totalitarian, Kafkaesque rules…

Adolph Hitler’s Chair

I sat in Adolph Hitler’s chair last week. Not actually his own personal choice of furniture, but one he had been made to sit on at the HQ of Munich Police. As you can see from the photograph it’s a bland, dull little chair, hardly worthy of its small and somewhat insignificant role in world…

A German Romance

A strange, and totally unexpected thing has happened to me, I’ve fallen in love. Not with a person, but with a country. Germany. That probably sounds strang, coming from the son of a Jewish refugee who saw many of her relatives end up in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and Belsen, and until last year,…

15 Seconds Of Fame With Anthony Horowitz

Outside the recent London Book Awards, I bumped into my friend, the phenomenally successful children’s book and television writer Anthony Horowitz (The Alex Rider series of books, Midsomer Murders, Foyles War…) who is married to the equally phenomenally successful, multiple award-winning television producer, Jill Green (Foyles War among many others). (Some years back we worked…