Peter James is a bestselling British author of crime fiction, also a film writer and producer of critically acclaimed films. Within the span of his career, he has written 35 novels and served in writing and producing roles for 26 movies. His collection of authored books includes the Roy Grace crime thriller series which is an international bestseller. With 18 million copies sold around the globe, Peter’s books have landed him on the UK Sunday Times number one spot 11 consecutive times. Also a New York Times bestseller, he has been number one in France, Canada, Russia, and Germany.
His books have been translated to 37 languages and his novel, Host, was published in 1994 by Penguin on two floppy disks, becoming the world’s first electronic novel. Among his numerous awards is the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence. Also, he was publicly voted The Best Crime Author of All Time by WHSmith readers.
After his first writing job in Toronto, Canada, on the daily children’s television show, the Polka Dot Door, he became the co-founder of the largest film production company in Canada in the 70s. The films produced by the company include The Neptune Factor and Spanish Fly which James wrote and produced. The Merchant of Venice, featuring Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino, is his best known film.
He published his first novel, Dead Letter Drop, in 1981, but it wasn’t until he published 4th Possession in 1988 that he saw his first chart success. He alternated writing novels with producing movies until he became a fulltime author in 2005.
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