Peter James

Peter James

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List of Roy Grace Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.6
Dead Simple
2005
2
6
Looking Good Dead
2006
3
9
Not Dead Enough
2007
4
8
Dead Man's Footsteps
2008
5
9
Dead Tomorrow
2009
6
8.5
Dead Like You
2010
7
Dead Man's Grip
2011
8
8
Not Dead Yet
2012
9
Dead Man's Time
2013
10
8
Want You Dead
2014
11
8
You Are Dead
2015
12
10
Love You Dead
2016
13
8
Need You Dead
2017
14
8
Dead If You Don't
2018
15
10
Dead at First Sight
2019
16
10
Find Them Dead
2020
17
Left You Dead
2021
18
Picture You Dead
2022
19
8
Stop Them Dead
2023

List of Roy Grace Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Cold Hill Books in Publication Order

List of Max Flynn Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Billionaire
1983
2
Biggles The Storybook
1986
3
Possession
1988
4
Dreamer
1989
5
Sweet Heart
1990
6
7
Twilight
1991
7
6
Prophecy
1992
8
Host
1993
9
Alchemist
1996
10
Getting Wired!
1996
11
The Truth
1997
12
Denial
1998
13
Faith
2000
14
Perfect People
2011
15
9
Absolute Proof
2017
16
I Follow You
2020

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of The MatchUp Collection Books in Publication Order

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.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Honor & ... (By: C.J. Box, Sandra Brown)
2017
2
8
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford, Lisa Jackson)
2017
3
2017
4
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice, Lara Adrian)
2018
5
Short Story (By: Karin Slaughter, Michael Koryta)
2019
6
Past Prologue (By: Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry)
2019
7
8
Faking a Murderer (By: Lee Child, Kathy Reichs)
2019
8
2019
9
Taking the Veil (By: J.A. Jance, Eric Van Lustbader)
2019
10
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds, David Morrell)
2019
11
Footloose (With: Val McDermid)
2019
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List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Peter James Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Giant Book of Fantasy Tales
1996
2
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7
2010
3
The Sounds Of Crime
2010
4
8
No Rest for the Dead
2011
5
Venice Noir
2012
6
The Killer Cookbook
2012
7
OxCrimes: 27 Killer Stories from the Cream of Crimewriters
2014
8
7.4
FaceOff
2014
9
6.4
MatchUp
2017
10
Ten Year Stretch
2018
11
Afraid of the Shadows
2021
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Peter James Biography

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 Awards & Accolades

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:

  • Looking Good Dead: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2007).
  • Not Dead Enough: Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year (2008). Crime Thriller Awards, Author of the Year (2008).
  • Dead Man's Footsteps: Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year (2009).
  • Dead Tomorrow: Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year (2010).
  • Dead Like You: British Book Awards, Fiction Book of the Year (2010).
  • Perfect People: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2012).
  • Dead Man's Time: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2013).
  • FaceOff: Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection (2015). Audie Award, Best Short Stories or Collections (2015).
  • Love You Dead: The Dead Good Reader Award, The Case Closed Award for Best Police Procedural (2017).

Peter James F.A.Q

When was Peter James Born? How old is Peter James?

Peter James was born on August 22nd, 1948. Peter James is currently 75 years old.

Where was Peter James Born?

Peter James was born in Brighton, England and is English.

What awards has Peter James won?

Peter James has won the following awards: The Bestseller Dagger at the Crime Thriller Awards (2011) and the Honorary Platinum Bestseller Award at the Nielsen Awards (2018).

What book awards has Peter James won?

Dead Man's Grip: Barry Award Best British Crime Novel (2012).
You Are Dead: The Dead Good Reader Award The Dr Lecter Award for Scariest Villain (2015).

What was the first book Peter James wrote?

The first novel written by Peter James was Dead Letter Drop, published in 1981.

What was the most recent book Peter James wrote?

His most recently released work was Stop Them Dead on September 28th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Peter James?

Peter James does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Peter James written?

Peter James has written 46 books across 10 series.
  • 19 books in the Roy Grace Series
  • 2 books in the Roy Grace Short Stories/Novellas Series
  • 2 books in the Cold Hill Series
  • 2 books in the Max Flynn Series
  • 16 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 3 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 1 book in the The MatchUp Collection Series
  • 2 Non-Fiction Books

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    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.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    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.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    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.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    1 year ago

    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.

    Author Insights

    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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