In Bed With Peter James

So, OK, we all like the idea of going to bed with a good book. But going to bed with its creator????? Well that’s what happened last week in Munich! In Bed With Peter James Peter and Hans I was there as part of their wonderful Krimi Festival, and the organisers, Andy and Sabine decided…

Peter James On Twitter

I’ve recently been playing with Twitter, the microblogging service that’s become incredibly popular in the last year. Twitter lets people post very short messages (140 characters, the same length as an SMS) to their Twitter page, letting friends know what they are up to. (If you use Facebook, it’s a little bit like the Facebook…

Shrinkage?!

One of the scary aspects of ageing, I have discovered, is that we shrink as we get older! Really! I got a shock a few weeks back when I went for a check up. Now, I’ve been five foot eleven inches for as long as I can remember, and reasonably happy with that, although there…

Going Seriously Downhill

Your hero, suffering for his art… No I’m not referring to my last birthday, but to this past weekend! What is it that stops us human beings from learning our lessons? What is it in our brain that makes us think that having another large brandy at 3am, when we are already very drunk, will…

DUBAI POLICE ACADEMY

I always ask my publishers or hosts wherever I travel in the world if they can arrange for me to meet police officers – I find it immensely helpful for my research for my Roy Grace novels to have as broad a picture of the world’s police forces and their different problems in different countries…

War Poets CD

I have always liked poetry, and although I’ve not written any since I left school, I like to read poetry when I am working on a novel. I often find great inspiration in the words and images of both classical and modern poets. The reason I don’t like to read fiction, certainly during the writing…

Cooking Pot Quiz Answers

Thanks all of you who took part in my What’s Cooking quiz! Some of your answers were quite brilliant and really made me smile. Well, no one actually got all three answers right, although Steve Hargrave, Helen Bayley and Julie Hargrave came close! The correct answers are that it was indeed Dennis Nilsen who was…

Interview at Shots Magazine

There’s an in depth interview with me at Shots Magazine, the result of a very pleasant (and very long!) lunch at Christmas with the Shots Editors [Mike Stotter and Ali Karim], together with Barry Forshaw [Editor of Crime Time and The Encyclopaedia of British Crime Fiction] and Carla McKay [crime-fiction critic of the Daily Mail].…