Number 1 – Twice!

I am thrilled to tell you all that Dead Like You went straight to No 1 in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list in its first week of publication – preventing James Patterson from getting to No 1 for the first time in several years. Now in the second week, we have done it again!…

Dead Like You Hits Number 1 !!!

Dead Like You at Victoria I’m delighted to tell you that in its first week of publication, my new Roy Grace novel, Dead Like You, has gone straight to No 1 in the official UK hardback fiction list, by Nielsen BookScan (which includes the Sunday Times). Above is the whopping great billboard poster for Dead…

Now You Seafood…

Here’s a tale guaranteed to put you off your next lobster dinner.  For a while, anyway… I’ve been spending more time than usual recently in one of favourite parts of Sussex, Shoreham Harbour, the major sea port immediately to the east of Brighton and Hove, and a major commercial port, because I’ve been asked to…

Crime In The News…

Last week at the London Book Fair I did a brief interview with BBC TV as part of a piece they were doing on the Stig Larson phenomenon. You can see it on this page of the BBC News site Now watch out for the PJ phenomenon!!!

The Perfect Murder Quick Reads Poll

Please note: this poll is now closed – thanks to all of you who voted! I’ve just heard there is a Reader’s Poll for the Quick Reads series – in which my book The Perfect Murder was published – which closes at 5pm Friday April 23rd If you would like to vote for The Perfect…

Those Kind Folk At The Met!

I spent last Wednesday out with the Met, doing research for my 7th Roy Grace novel. It is always interesting to compare police forces, and with 35,000 officers compared to Sussex’s 5,000, the London Metropolitan Police is a different beast in many ways. One of its former chiefs once described the Met as “human garbage…

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Dead Tomorrow Shortlisted For 2 Crimefest Awards

I’m delighted to learn that Dead Tomorrow has been shortlisted for the following two awards: SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARDS SHORTLISTSWe are pleased to announce the shortlists for the Sounds of Crime Awards for best abridged and unabridged crime audiobooks of 2009. The Sounds of Crime Awards are sponsored by Audible UK and the shortlists are:…