New Zealand Bug Of Non Electric Type

I’m just back from a round-the world trip where I stopped for book promotion and research in Cape Town, Sydney, New Zealand and, en route home, LA. Went to Auckland and Hamilton in NZ where I’ve been before then to South Island, Queenstown and Christchuch and loved it there. Great restaurants and incredibly friendly people…

Bungee Hell!

I’m currently in South Island New Zealand, home of bungee jumping and stopped to take a look at this “fun” activity, just outside beautiful Queenstown, over a gorge where some of the filming for Lord Of The Rings took place.  The idea of jumping off a bridge with an elastic band attached to my ankles…

Peter James Does Time!

Well, I suppose it had to happen one day – that I would fall foul of the law…. and here are the pictures below to show the whole sorry saga….! Arrested Charge being read out: “Crimes against sartorial elegance and wearing loud socks” Being processed… Languishing behind bars Time to reflect on my crimes… especially…

Fundraising For Baby Ethan

I don’t normally use my blog to raise funds for causes but this one is special to me. Ethan is the son of Nicky Mitchell, who was brilliantly helpful to me during my researching of Dead Tomorrow – she worked for the debt collection agency that is the model for the one my character Lynn…

The Perfect Murder – My New Novella

As you might have already seen elsewhere on this website, my novella, The Perfect Murder, is going to be published very soon. Although the book is not officially on sale until March 4th, it is not embargoed to a specific date, like the Roy Grace novels, and a number of retailers, including Amazon, are already…

The Peter James Scholarships

Peter James Scholarships As a token of thanks to Brighton University for awarding me an Honorary Doctorate last year, my publishers, Pan Macmillan, decided it would be a nice gesture to fund two annual scholarships for English at the University. Recently, Geoff Duffield, Group Sales and Marketing Director of Pan Macmillan, and I, attended a…

My New Career As A Photo Journalist!

I accompanied 40 Police officers last Friday on a raid on three flats in central Brighton where the occupants were suspected of drug dealing on a large scale. It was a real adrenaline rush!  It started with a 7am briefing at Hove Police Station.  Then we were all shipped in vans, instructed to switch our…

PJ Tops Brighton Library Loans!

I was delighted to learn that I was the most borrowed author in Brighton and Hove this past year, with Not Dead Enough hitting No 1 and Dead Man’s Footsteps at No 5.  Let’s hope they all get returned! I had an email from a reader to say she had brought one of my earlier, out…