International bestselling author and Brighton’s most famous crime writer, Peter James, talks about his career, his inspiration and his bestselling novels. Join us for an evening of anecdotes and an insight into the mind of the creator of Roy Grace and a man who has sold over 30 million books in 37 languages.
Peter James was born 22nd August 1948 in Brighton. His mother was Cornelia James, the former glovemaker of Queen Elizabeth II. James attended Charterhouse School and later went to Ravensbourne Film School. During his film education he worked for a brief time as Orson Welle’s house cleaner. He later spent some years in North America, and has worked as a screenwriter, film producer and writer.
James has now published 35 novels altogether, including the International best-selling series featuring Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, which have sold 19 million copies worldwide. The novels have also become number ones in Germany, France, Russia and Canada, as well as holding the title of New York Times best-seller. In 1993 James’ first novel Host was published by Penguin Books. The author has written supernatural thrillers, spy fiction, science-based thrillers, a children’s novel, and the novella The Perfect Murder, which was 15 weeks at iBooks number one remained in their top 10 for 45 weeks.
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