This is a complete list of Peter James books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.
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The MatchUp Collection is a series of short stories where famous authors team up their well-known characters, such as Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in the same story.
Peter James (Peter J. James) was born on August 22nd, 1948 and is currently 75 years old. Peter James was born in Brighton, England.
Peter James is the author of the Roy Grace series which currently consists of 19 novels. The Roy Grace series started in 2005 with the novel Dead Simple. The most recently released novel in the Roy Grace series was Stop Them Dead which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Roy Grace series.
Peter James won the 2016 Dead Reader Award in The Tess Gerritsen Award for Best Series category for the Roy Grace series.
Peter James is a member of The Nielsen Bestseller Awards' 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.
Peter James has won multiple awards including: The Crime Thriller Awards, The Bestseller Dagger, in 2011 and the Nielsen Awards, Honorary Platinum Bestseller Award, in 2018. Peter James was also nominated for multiple awards including: The Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2009, and the Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2015.
James' books have also won multiple awards, Dead Man's Grip won the Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel, in 2012. You Are Dead won the The Dead Good Reader Award, The Dr Lecter Award for Scariest Villain, in 2015.
The following novels by Peter James were also nominated for these awards:
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Peter James’s stand alone reads are his best work, the spookier the better. Left You Dead is certainly one of Peter’s best and I loved it. It has a very clever plot, and I cannot remember when the last time was that I read a book in such a short time.
Peter’s novel I Follow You does a great job of making you hate the villain. You just stay hooked and never want to leave from the incredible story that Peter is telling.
I do also like reading the Roy Grace series of novels, after checking out the very first one shortly after it came out.
I find the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series of novels to be some of the best that Peter James ever wrote.
I first got introduced to the author when I read the twisty nail biter that is Dead Man’s Footsteps. The novel kept me on the edge and guessing all through that I had to go back and start the series.
Interestingly, I only got to read the novel after reading a random review on Goodreads that said that one needed to read the novel for themselves to get how good it was.
Dead Simple the first novel of the Roy Grace series provided just as much of a roller coaster ride. Once it started, it never let up and with its engaging detective, twists and turns it is a compelling police procedural that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
Peter James is among my all-time favorite crime and thriller authors, and thanks to this booklist.
The 1998 television movie Virtual Obsession based on the novel Host was so fascinating.
In his, work James creates a plot-twisting page-turner to keep his fans entertained.
The author takes the reader on a roller coaster ride with a good thriller and an engaging detective in the Roy Grace series.
I liked the different POV, especially for the killers, as they gave the story the whole crime genre.
The Billionaire was an exhilarating financial thriller, and I found it so intriguing and exciting.
I loved how the author uses his special skill when writing to keep the readers engaged.
A friend of mine (who loved Peter James) revealed that the author was Orson’s Welles’ house cleaner. It was such a random revelation, and I couldn’t understand why my friend thought it mattered.
Why would I care that Peter James had cleaned the house of the man responsible for ‘Animal Farm?’ It took me a few days to remember that Orson Welles and George Orwell were two different people.
This sounds like a random tangent, but it matters because it kept James at the forefront of my mind for several days until I finally bought ‘Dead Simple.’ I say all this to prove that many of us buy books for the most frivolous reasons. I don’t know if marketing affects our choices to the level that publishers expect.
The highest rated book by Peter James on Book Notification is The House on Cold Hill, the 1st novel in the Cold Hill series.
The most read book by Peter James on Book Notification is Dead Simple, the 1st novel in the Roy Grace series.
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