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Peter James (1) (1948–)

Author of Dead Simple

For other authors named Peter James, see the disambiguation page.

70+ Works 11,599 Members 443 Reviews 23 Favorited

About the Author

Peter James was born in Brighton, England on August 22, 1948. He graduated from Ravensbourne Film School and worked as screen writer and film producer for several years. He began his writing career in 1979 and has written over 25 books including Dead Letter Drop, Twilight, Host, Alchemist, The show more Perfect Murder, Perfect People, and Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. He won the UK Crime Writers Association Diamond Dagger award in 2016. The Diamond Dagger is awarded to writers whose careers are `marked by sustained excellence¿, and who have `made a significant contribution to crime writing published in the English language¿. Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by CWA members. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Peter James

Dead Simple (2005) 1,459 copies
Looking Good Dead (2006) 918 copies
Not Dead Enough (2007) 733 copies
Dead Like You (2010) 681 copies
Dead Man's Footsteps (2008) 663 copies
Dead Tomorrow (2009) 589 copies
Dead Man's Grip (2011) 536 copies
Not Dead Yet (2012) 442 copies
Perfect People (2011) 383 copies
You Are Dead (2015) 370 copies
Dead Man's Time (2013) 368 copies
Want You Dead (2015) 341 copies
Love You Dead (2016) 283 copies
Need You Dead (2017) 257 copies
Possession (1988) 252 copies
Dead if You Don't (2018) 211 copies
The House on Cold Hill (2015) 191 copies
Dead at First Sight (2019) 186 copies
Twilight (1900) 175 copies
Absolute Proof (2019) 175 copies
Sweet Heart (1990) 168 copies
Find Them Dead (2020) 165 copies
Dreamer (1989) 154 copies
Denial (1994) 152 copies
Faith (2000) 150 copies
Alchemist (1996) 147 copies
Prophecy (1992) 145 copies
The Perfect Murder (2010) 143 copies
The Truth (1997) 142 copies
Host (1993) 133 copies
Left You Dead (2021) 129 copies
A Twist of the Knife (2014) 113 copies
Picture You Dead (2022) 85 copies
The Secret of Cold Hill (2019) 82 copies
Dead Letter Drop (1981) 68 copies
I Follow You (2020) 67 copies
Billionaire (1984) 58 copies
Stop Them Dead (2023) — Author — 36 copies
Atom Bomb Angel (1983) 35 copies
Wish You Were Dead (2021) 22 copies
In the Nick of Time: John Rebus vs. Roy Grace (2014) — Author — 20 copies
Footloose [short story] (2019) 10 copies
Travelling Man (1984) 4 copies
Short Shockers (2013) 4 copies
À deux pas de la mort (2012) 3 copies
Toucher mortel (2018) 3 copies
Dreamer [and] Sweet Heart (2011) 3 copies
Dawne wynalazki (1997) 2 copies
Absoluta bevis (2019) 2 copies
Iidsed saladused (2001) 1 copy
Ik volg jou 1 copy
Død som deg (2018) 1 copy
Ludzie doskonali (2017) 1 copy
Surmaga võidu (2016) 1 copy

Associated Works

FaceOff (2014) — Contributor — 503 copies
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contributor — 405 copies
MatchUp (2017) — Contributor — 314 copies
Cyber-killers (1997) — Contributor, some editions — 106 copies
OxCrimes (2014) — Contributor — 73 copies
Venice Noir (2012) — Contributor — 58 copies
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Contributor — 49 copies
Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense, and Fear (1992) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contributor — 30 copies

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With the Grace books you usually know who the culprit is, but it's how they will be caught that the story centres on. This is a horrible stalking story and sadly probably too close to reality. I enjoyed it mostly.
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BooksInMirror | 28 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
New author for me. I'll be reading all in the series if they stay as good.
 
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Works
70
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Members
11,599
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Rating
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