New Release Books by Peter James

Peter James is the author of Picture You Dead (2022), Wish You Were Dead: Quick Reads 2021 (2021), My Choice of Words (2021), Left You Dead (2021) and other 370 books.

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Picture You Dead

release date: Sep 29, 2022
Picture You Dead
Discover the darkness that lurks around every corner in the latest instalment of Peter James’s award-winning detective series, which is now a major ITV programme starring John Simm as Roy Grace. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace finds himself plunged into an unfamiliar and rarefied world of fine art. Outwardly it appears respectable, gentlemanly, above reproach. But beneath the veneer, he rapidly finds that greed, deception and violence walk hand-in-hand. Harry and Freya, an ordinary couple, dreamed for years of finding something priceless buried amongst the tat in a car boot sale. It was a dream they knew in their hearts would never come true – until the day it did... They buy the drab portrait for a few pounds, for its beautiful frame, planning to cut the painting out. Then studying it back at home there seems to be another picture beneath, of a stunning landscape. Could it be a long-lost masterpiece from 1770? If genuine, it could be worth millions. One collector is certain that the painting is genuine. Someone who will use any method he can to get what he wants and will stop at nothing. And Harry and Freya are about to discover that their dream is turning into their worst nightmare. . .

Wish You Were Dead: Quick Reads 2021

release date: May 27, 2021
Wish You Were Dead: Quick Reads 2021
Wish You Were Dead is a Quick Read short story from bestselling author Peter James. Roy Grace and his family have left Sussex behind for a week’s holiday in France. The website promised a grand house, but when they arrive the place is very different from the pictures. And it soon becomes clear that their holiday nightmare is only just beginning. An old enemy of Roy, a lowlife criminal he had put behind bars, is now out of jail – and out for revenge. He knows where Roy and his family have gone on holiday. Of course he does. He’s been hacking their emails – and they are in the perfect spot for him to pay Roy back . . .

My Choice of Words

release date: May 14, 2021
My Choice of Words
“A beautiful collection of thoughts, views and biographical notes... “ goodreads.com “Original, thoughtful, honest and often very funny…” Guy Chambers “Nakedly honest and warmly generous... “ goodreads.com

Left You Dead

release date: May 13, 2021
Left You Dead
*The brand new Roy Grace novel from Peter James - Picture You Dead - is available to pre-order now* Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award-winning author Peter James, faces his most engrossing case yet in Left You Dead. Niall and Eden Paternoster start their Sunday the same way they always do – with a long drive, a visit to a country house and a quick stop at the local supermarket on the way home. But this Sunday ends differently – because while Niall waits and waits in the car park for Eden to pick up supplies, Eden never returns. She’s not waiting for him at home, and none of their family or friends have heard from her. Gone without a trace, Niall is arrested on suspicion of her murder. When DS Roy Grace is called in to investigate, it doesn’t take long to realize that nothing in this case is quite as it seems . . . Left You Dead is the seventeenth thrilling crime novel in the Roy Grace series. Enjoy more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Dead Simple, Looking Good Dead and Not Dead Enough. Now a major TV series starring John Simm. ''One of James’s most emotionally engaging books'' – Mirror

Dead Man's Footsteps

release date: Apr 14, 2022
Dead Man's Footsteps
The fourth novel in the multimillion-copy bestselling Roy Grace series, from number one author Peter James.

The Flight to Sochi

release date: Dec 15, 2021
The Flight to Sochi
Peter Cavendish is an ex RAF Pilot and is asked by Viktor Zelensky, a Russian billionaire living in London, to fly secretly in his light aircraft to Sochi, the Black Sea resort, and rescue his cousin Sergei and his wife on holiday there before they return to Moscow where the FSB plan to assassinate Sergei, who is a scientist working on missiles. After a dangerous and hazardous flight with his co-pilot, Helene Du Bois, Cavendish lands at a small airfield near Sochi and rescues the couple before returning to England after several forced landings in Russia.

I Follow You

release date: Nov 02, 2020
I Follow You
A completely nerve-shredding standalone thriller from international bestseller Peter James, I Follow You will grip you until the very last page. Marcus Valentine seemingly has it all: he’s smart, charming, a successful doctor with a wife, three kids and a job he loves. But something, or rather someone, is missing... One morning, driving to work, he almost runs down a female jogger crossing the road. Marcus cannot take his eyes off her. She is identical to a girl he was infatuated with in his teens. A girl he has never forgotten. Lynette had dumped him harshly. For years he has fantasized about seeing her again. Might that jogger be her, all these years later? Or is it just an incredible coincidence? Soon Marcus is consumed with thoughts of this woman. But when events take a tragic and unexpected turn, his obsession threatens to destroy them both. But still he won’t stop. Can’t stop. I Follow You is a brilliant, timely thriller from the writer behind the Number 1 bestselling Roy Grace crime novels, perfect for fans of Alex Michaelides and Gregg Olsen.

Find Them Dead

release date: Jul 09, 2020
Find Them Dead
*The brand new Roy Grace novel from Peter James - Picture You Dead - is available to pre-order now* Detective Superintendent Roy Grace unearths a powerful criminal network in the sinister crime novel Find Them Dead, by award winning author Peter James. Ending his secondment to London’s Met Police, Roy Grace gets a tip-off about a drugs mastermind operating out of Brighton. On his first day back in his old job, he is called to a seemingly senseless murder. Gradually, Grace’s investigation draws him into the evil sphere of an utterly ruthless drug dealer on trial. A man prepared to order the death of anyone it takes to enable him to walk free from court. Sitting in the jury is Meg Magellan, whose daughter''s life is being threatened by a stranger who tells her that if she ever wants to see her alive again, it is very simple. At the end of the trial, all she has to do is make sure the jury says just two words . . . Not guilty. Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Find Them Dead is the sixteenth title in the bestselling series. Discover more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Left You Dead. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

A Key to Succession in the Presidency of the Church

release date: Sep 10, 2021
A Key to Succession in the Presidency of the Church
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The Catholic in America

release date: Sep 09, 2021
The Catholic in America
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Left You Dead: Roy Grace 17

release date: Apr 27, 2021
Left You Dead: Roy Grace 17
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the case of a missing woman in Brighton in the seventeenth novel in Peter James''s bestselling series.

The Secret of Cold Hill

release date: Oct 03, 2019
The Secret of Cold Hill
From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes The Secret of Cold Hill. The spine-chilling follow-up to The House on Cold Hill. Now a smash-hit stage play. Cold Hill House has been razed to the ground by fire, replaced with a development of ultra-modern homes. Gone with the flames are the violent memories of the house’s history, and a new era has begun. Although much of Cold Hill Park is still a construction site, the first two families move into their new houses. For Jason and Emily Danes, this is their forever home, and for Maurice and Claudette Penze-Weedell, it’s the perfect place to live out retirement. Despite the ever present rumble of cement mixers and diggers, Cold Hill Park appears to be the ideal place to live. But looks are deceptive and it’s only a matter of days before both couples start to feel they are not alone in their new homes. There is one thing that never appears in the estate agent brochures: nobody has ever survived beyond forty in Cold Hill House and no one has ever truly left . . .

The House on Cold Hill

release date: Sep 09, 2019
The House on Cold Hill
A chilling, suspense-filled ghost story from multimillion-copy bestselling author Peter James, now also a hit stage show. Ollie and Caro Harcourt are moving house with their twelve-year-old daughter Jade. Ollie is desperate to leave the city. Caro is less sure. Then they view Cold Hill House, a dilapidated rural mansion, and fall instantly in love. It’s expensive, but with its space, seclusion and huge grounds it seems like a brilliant idea. That is, until they arrive. It soon becomes apparent that they are not alone. A spectral woman appears on screens and walks the corridors, vanishing before she can be challenged. Strange occurrences become ever more common. Then Caro starts seeing faces, always looking out of the same upstairs window. The room behind it could hold the key to the disturbing secret behind the house’s mysterious past. Except for the fact that the room doesn’t seem to exist... A blood-chilling horror novel from one of the true masters of thrills, perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Praise for The House on Cold Hill ‘Impeccable’ The Sunday Times ‘Superbly creepy modern horror story’ Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror ‘James is a compelling storyteller and he ratchets up the tension in increments, so that his readers will be suitably terrified. By the time you want to scream ''Look behind you!'', it''s already too late.’ Daily Mail

Footloose

release date: Jul 23, 2019
Footloose
He was a clinical psychologist who specialized in unraveling the motivations of the twisted killers who wanted to express themselves again and again. She was the kind of detective for whom justice matters more than any other consideration… In this short story from the thrilling anthology MatchUp, bestselling authors Val McDermid and Peter James—along with their popular series characters Tony Hill and Roy Grace—team up for the first time ever.

Dead at First Sight

release date: May 16, 2019
Dead at First Sight
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace exposes the dark side of internet dating in the intriguing crime novel Dead at First Sight, by award winning author Peter James. A man waits at a London airport for the love of his life to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired cop waits in a bar in Florida’s Key West for his first date with the lady who is his soulmate. The two men are about to discover they’ve been scammed out of almost every penny they have in the world – and that neither women exist. In the same week, Roy Grace is called to investigate the suicide of a woman in Brighton, that is clearly not what it seems. As his investigations continue, a handsome motivational speaker comes forward. He’s discovered his identity is being used to scam eleven different women online. The first he knew of it was a phone call from one of them saying, ‘You don’t know me, but I thought I knew you’. That woman is now dead. Roy Grace realizes he is looking at the tip of an iceberg. Can he bring down the murderous global empire built on clever, cruel internet scams? Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead at First Sight is the fifteenth title in the bestselling series. Discover more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Find Them Dead and Left You Dead. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Dead Simple

release date: Mar 13, 2021
Dead Simple
Dead Simple was the first book by number one bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James to be part of the multimillion-copy series featuring the definitive Brighton detective, Roy Grace.

Looking Good Dead

release date: Mar 13, 2021
Looking Good Dead
Looking Good Dead is the second book by number one bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James, part of the multimillion-copy series featuring the definitive Brighton detective, Roy Grace.

Absolute Proof

release date: Oct 04, 2018
Absolute Proof
''Sensational – the best what-if thriller since The Da Vinci Code'' - Lee Child, author of Killing Floor. From the number one bestselling author, Peter James, comes an explosive standalone thriller for fans of Dan Brown that will grip you and won''t let go until the very last page. Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever. ‘I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence – and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.’ What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences? This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof. The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence . . .

God Is Great: Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens

release date: Feb 01, 2021
God Is Great: Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens
This book is for the millions of people who bought or listened online to Christopher Hitchens'' book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" and hundreds of millions of people worldwide who''ve witnessed a multitude of world-renowned intellectuals and religious leaders fail to combat the late and great Christopher Hitchens with any scriptural evidence. With Bible citations provided to support each assertion, author Peter James utilizes his 4-decade long study of biblical scripture and presents a genuinely authentic "why not let the Bible speak for itself" approach to answering the questions and accusations brought up by Christopher Hitchens in his book and debates. ufeffThis book will evoke feelings that are not for the faint of heart and easily offended. Starting from the introduction, the author challenges his readers to open their bibles regardless of faith or lack thereof, to take on Christopher Hitchens with scriptural evidence rather than man-made interpretation and opinion. With the absence of a religious agenda, doctrine, and personal bias, "God Is Great: Bible Rebuttal to Christopher Hitchens" will leave you questioning everything you''ve ever known about religion, the bible, and god.

Dead If You Don't

release date: May 17, 2018
Dead If You Don't
In his deadliest case yet, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace faces a complex kidnapping in Dead If You Don''t, by award winning crime writer Peter James. Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck and is beginning to lose big style. Taking his teenage son, Mungo, to a football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it’s at the stadium where his nightmare begins. Within minutes of arriving at the game the boy suddenly disappears and Kipp gets a terrifying message that someone has his child, and to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay. Roy Grace is brought in to investigate what seems to be a straightforward case of kidnap. But rapidly Grace finds himself entering a dark, criminal underbelly of the city, where the rules are different and nothing is what it seems . . . Although the Roy Grace novels can be read in any order, Dead If You Don''t is the fourteenth title in the bestselling series. Discover more of the Brighton detective’s investigations with Dead at First Sight and Find Them Dead. Now a major ITV series, Grace, starring John Simm.

Saving the Pyramids

release date: Apr 12, 2018
Saving the Pyramids
Having worked on projects around the world, strengthening and restoring historically significant structures from Windsor Castle to the parliament buildings in Canada, Peter James brings insight to the structural engineering of ancient Egypt. After fourteen years working on the historic buildings and temples of Egypt, and most recently the world’s oldest pyramid, he now presents some of the more common theories surrounding the ‘collapsing’ pyramid – along with new and innovative projections on the construction of the pyramids and the restoration of some of Cairo’s most monumental structures from the brink of ruin. The decoding of historic construction from a builder’s perspective is examined and explained – at times against many existing theories – and the book provides a new outlook on long-held assumptions, to embrace modern theories in a bid to preserve the past.

IBM SPSS Statistics Excellent Guide

release date: Nov 24, 2020
IBM SPSS Statistics Excellent Guide
IBM SPSS Statistics Excellent Guide is an excellent illustrative point-by-point easy to use guide that guarantees everyone the revolutionary skills of data analysis with SPSS Statistics. What if you can personally analyze different sorts of research data accurately without a hand-held calculator? Yes, you can. Each user of the book can with all accuracy, perform data analysis expertly and lucidly interpret the output, even if it is his first day of utilizing SPSS. IBM SPSS Statistics is renowned as a most powerful and widely used software for data analysis in the social and behavioral sciences, particularly, and in other several different fields of endeavor. Currently, practical analytic skills with statistical software as demonstrated in this book are necessarily required to be a researcher or scientist. Peter James Kpolovie has provided a superb guide that thoroughly presents SPSS dialog boxes selection method and SPSS syntax method for myriads of introductory and advanced statistical techniques, including: Descriptive statistics Comparison of means with t Test techniques and Analysis of Variance models General Linear Models Univariate, Repeated measures and Mixed analysis Analysis of Covariance To accurately analyze large complex dataset collected for a given research, has consistently remained a major challenge to the investigator even before the actual problem that he has set out to investigate. Kpolovie has superbly eliminated such challenge as every user can with most exceptional ease, follow the complete procedural steps, famously illustrated in the book, to personally analyze various sorts of data impeccably. Buy a copy now and acquire mastery of the new skills.

Need You Dead

release date: Apr 30, 2020
Need You Dead
Roy Grace faces his most mysterious case yet in Need You Dead. It''s up to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace to discover the truth. Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of a man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna soon finds, life seldom follows the plans you''ve made. When the body of a woman is found, Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open-and-shut case with a clear prime suspect. That is, until Grace realizes there is a darker, far more terrifying alternative.

MatchUp

release date: Jun 13, 2017
MatchUp
This “highly recommended” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) collection edited by New York Times bestselling author Lee Child pairs the beloved characters of twenty-two internationally bestselling writers in “a must-read for fans of the thriller genre” (The Real Book Spy). The incredible follow-up to FaceOff features twenty-two of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers pairing their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. “Think Dancing With the Stars, but with mysteries” (Booklist) as eleven of the world’s best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Kathy Reichs to Charlaine Harris are paired with eleven of the world’s best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille, among others. “This box holds a chocolate or two that will be to everyone’s liking” (Kirkus Reviews). In these innovative stories, their beloved protagonists, Lee Coburn, Joe Pickett, and Jack Reacher—just to name a few—team up to unnerve and satisfy thriller fans worldwide. All of the contributors are ITW members, and the project is edited by ITW member and #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. The lineup includes: Sandra Brown’s Lee Coburn vs. C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett Val McDermid’s Tony Hill vs. Peter James’s Roy Grace Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan vs. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie Fraser vs. Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Gayle Lynds’s Liz Sansborough vs. David Morrell’s Rambo Karin Slaughter’s Jeffrey Tolliver vs. Michael Koryta’s Joe Pritchard Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly vs. Andrew Gross’s Ty Hauck Lisa Jackson’s Regan Pescoli vs. John Sandford’s Virgil Flower Lara Adrian’s Lucan Thorne vs. Christopher Rice’s Lilliane Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato vs. Nelson DeMille’s John Corey J.A. Jance’s Ali Reynolds vs. Eric Van Lustbader’s Bravo Shaw

Love You Dead

release date: Apr 30, 2020
Love You Dead
A shocking reveal threatens to unravel Detective Superintendent Roy Grace''s happy new life. Grace is newly married, having moved to a country cottage with Chloe and their baby son. But his first, long-missing wife, now found, has left Grace a surprise greater than he could have imagined. Yet the police need Grace at work: an escaped murderer who left a bullet in him is back and a Black Widow is leaving an international trail of corpses after--in every sense--bleeding them dry. Now, she''s come to Brighton for her next rich target.

Want You Dead: A Roy Grace Novel 10

release date: Apr 28, 2020
Want You Dead: A Roy Grace Novel 10
From number one bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James comes Want You Dead, the tenth book in his multi-million-copy selling crime series featuring the definitive Brighton detective, Roy Grace. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace knows not every love story has a happy ending. Grace’s wife Sandy is officially declared dead after being missing for a decade, allowing him to marry the mother of his baby son. But Sandy’s disappearance is unexplained for a reason. Bryce Laurent doesn’t want his ex-girlfriend to move on. Terrified by Bryce’s dark side, she seeks police protection. But Bryce will not be stopped, determined to destroy everything and everyone she has ever known and loved – and then her too . . .

You Are Dead: A Roy Grace Novel 11

release date: Apr 28, 2020
You Are Dead: A Roy Grace Novel 11
You are Dead is the eleventh thrilling crime novel in Peter James'' bestelling Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. Is Detective Superintendent Roy Grace tracking his home city’s first serial killer in over eighty years? A series of young women – all beautiful, all with long brown hair – have been stalked and abducted. Each victim is found with a brand on their body, a marking that reads ‘U R Dead’. And some of their remains are from thirty years ago. When Logan Somerville is taken while on the phone to her fiancé, Grace must find a lead, connect the cases and track down the killer before they can strike again . . .

Babes in the Wood

release date: Feb 20, 2020
Babes in the Wood
"Babes in the Wood takes us to the heart of a murder case that shocked the nation. Both gripping police procedural and an insight into the motivations of a truly evil man, it is a unique account of what became a thirty-two year fight for justice. On 9 October 1986, nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway went out to play on their Brighton estate. They would never return home; their bodies were discovered the next day concealed in a small clearing in a local park. This devastating crime rocked their close-knit community and the whole country. Following the investigation moment by moment, drawing on exclusive interviews with officers charged with catching the killer, former senior detective Graham Bartlett and bestselling author Peter James tell the compelling inside story of the murder hunt and the arrest of local man Russell Bishop. The trial that followed was one of the most infamous in the history of Brighton policing - a shock result saw Bishop walk free. ''Not guilty.'' Three years later, Graham is working as a junior detective in Brighton CID. A seven year old girl is kidnapped and found wandering naked on the freezing South Downs. When Bishop''s name comes up as a suspect, it''s clear history had come close to repeating itself. With the law and science against them, the police are frustrated that, still, he would escape justice for the double murder. Decades later detectives are handed a surprise second chance. Can Bishop finally be made to answer for his horrendous crimes?"--Publisher''s description.

Bankers and Empire

release date: Apr 27, 2017
Bankers and Empire
From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. A host of financial entities sought to control banking, trade, and finance in the region. In the process, they not only trampled local sovereignty, grappled with domestic banking regulation, and backed US imperialism—but they also set the model for bad behavior by banks, visible still today. In Bankers and Empire, Peter James Hudson tells the provocative story of this period, taking a close look at both the institutions and individuals who defined this era of American capitalism in the West Indies. Whether in Wall Street minstrel shows or in dubious practices across the Caribbean, the behavior of the banks was deeply conditioned by bankers’ racial views and prejudices. Drawing deeply on a broad range of sources, Hudson reveals that the banks’ experimental practices and projects in the Caribbean often led to embarrassing failure, and, eventually, literal erasure from the archives.
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