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Peter James

UK (1948 - )

Peter James is the author of several very successful thrillers, two of which have been made into successful TV films. More are in production now. He was born in 1948 and educated at Charterhouse. He lives in Sussex near Lewes.

Peter James recommends
Sheep (1994)
Simon Maginn
"The best debut novel I have read since [[The Wasp Factory]]."
A Terrible Beauty
A Terrible Beauty (2003)
(Katie Maguire, book 1)
Graham Masterton
"One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time."
Burial (2009)
Neil Cross
"Stunning... it has been a long time since I've read a novel so compelling, chilling and satisfying."
A Deadly Trade
A Deadly Trade (2009)
(Detective Kubu, book 2)
Michael Stanley
"I was gripped from the first page."

Cut and Run (2010)
(Joe Hunter Thriller, book 4)
Matt Hilton
"A sparkling new talent."

The Gemini Factor (2010)
Paul Kane
"A new, scarily original fearmonger. Watch out for this guy - carefully!"

Where the Shadows Lie (2010)
(Fire and Ice, book 1)
Michael Ridpath
"Michael Ridpath is on the war path, trouncing the Scandinavians on their home turf. This is international thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location."

City of Dreadful Night (2010)
(Brighton, book 1)
Peter Guttridge
"A gripping yarn, brilliantly melding Brighton's murderous past with its murderous present. I loved it!"

Storm Warning (2010)
Vanessa Gebbie
"Vanessa Gebbie is a massively gifted writer. Her harrowing honesty pulls no punches."

Birthdays for the Dead (2012)
(Ash Henderson, book 1)
Stuart MacBride
"MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him."

Redemption Song (2012)
Amanda Coetzee
"Tough, vivid, brutal and compelling. I was gripped and intrigued from the very first page. Amanda Coetzee writes with verve and energy in a very original voice."

Settled Blood (2012)
(Kate Daniels , book 2)
Mari Hannah
"Brutal and engaging."

The Lost (2013)
(Paula Maguire, book 1)
Claire McGowan
"Claire McGowan will undoubtedly become a major name in crime fiction."

Snowblind (2015)
(Dark Iceland, book 2)
Ragnar Jónasson
"Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty...a must-read."

The Ghosts of Altona (2015)
(Jan Fabel, book 7)
Craig Russell
"A great writer at the top of his game."

The Undesired (2015)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
"Yras is one most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world."

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