WorldCat Identities

James, Peter 1948-

Works: 271 works in 1,607 publications in 12 languages and 34,035 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Paranormal fiction  Medical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Ghost stories  Horror fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PR6060.A472, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter James
Matchup by Lee Child( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects stories written by best-selling thriller authors,11 women and 11 men partnered in male-female literary pairings, in anthology that includes contributions by such favorites as Sandra Brown, John Sandford and Eric Van Lustbader
Dead man's grip by Peter James( Book )

52 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident which kills a teenage student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living nightmare. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved have been found tortured and murdered. Now Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of the Sussex Police force issues a stark and urgent warning to Carly: She could be next. The student had deadly connections. Connections that stretch across the Atlantic to America and an organized crime group. Someone has sworn revenge and won't rest until the final person involved in that fateful accident is dead. The police advise Carly her only option is to go into hiding and change her identity. The terrified woman disagrees. She knows these people have ways of hunting you down anywhere. If the police are unable to stop them, she has to find a way to do it herself. But already the killer is one step ahead of her, watching, waiting, and ready"--
Dead simple by Peter James( Book )

73 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Superintendent Grace investigates a missing persons case involving a lost groom, a man who as part of a bachelor party prank agreed to be buried alive in a coffin and whose buddies have been killed in a drunk driving accident, a case that is complicated by suspicions about the would-be bride's past
Dead like you by Peter James( Book )

57 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender ... Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997. The perpetrator had been dubbed 'Shoe Man' and was believed to have raped five women before murdering his sixth victim and vanishing. Could this be a copycat, or has Shoe Man resurfaced? -- Publisher
You are dead by Peter James( Book )

26 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somervile, are in a terrified mobile phone call from her. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the apartment block where they live in Brighton, and seen a man acting strangely. Then she screams and the phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within minutes, but Logan has vanished, leaving behind her neatly parked car and cell phone. That same afternoon, workmen digging up an old asphalt path in a park in another part of the city, unearth the remains of a young woman in her early twenties, who has probably been dead for 30 years. At first, to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and his Major Crime Team, these two events seem totally unconnected. But then another young woman in Brighton goes missing and another body from the past surfaces. At the same time a strange man visits an eminent London psychiatrist, claiming to have a piece of information on the missing woman, Logan, that turns out, at first, to be wrong-or so it seems. It is only later Roy Grace makes the chilling realization that this one thing is the key to both the past and the present-and now, beyond any doubt, he knows that Brighton has its first ever serial killer"--
Looking good dead by Peter James( Book )

49 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with. And from that moment, the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality -- and a grisly attraction. Kellie and Tom's deaths have already been posted on the internet; you can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead
Not dead yet by Peter James( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Grace investigates threats against Gaia Lafayette, a Hollywood star who is filming in Brighton, but when a body is found on a farm miles away, Grace and his men must race against time to stop an obssessive killer
Want you dead by Peter James( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Single girl, 33, redhead and smouldering, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and--who knows--more maybe? In Peter James' Want You Dead, thirty-year old Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich thirty-five year old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, and is instantly attracted to him. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past begins to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But far from being over, her nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed and besotted with her. He intends to destroy, by fire, everything and everyone she has ever known and loved--and then her, too. It's up to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace to stop him before it's too late"--
Dead man's time by Peter James( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New York, 1922. Five-year-old Gavin Daly and his seven-year-old sister, Aileen, are boarding the SS Mauretania to Dublin--and safety. Their mother has been shot and their Irish mobster father abducted. Suddenly, a messenger hands Gavin a piece of paper on which are written four names and eleven numbers, a cryptic message that will haunt him all his life, and his father's pocket watch. As the ship sails, Gavin watches Manhattan fade into the dusk and makes a promise, that one day he will return and find his father"--Dust jacket flap
Possession by Peter James( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alex Hightower's teenage sone, Faibian, dies in a car crash, she is devastated. Hurt as she is, Alex tries to accept that Fabian is gone forever. But then strange events begin to occur in her home: rooms turn freezing cold, furniture moves by itself and the bathroom begins to sweat. Worse follows: the words "Help me, Mother" appear on her computer screen, Fabian's face eerily shows up in photos developed after his death, and his voice speaks from the mouths of Alex's male guests. Terrified by these happenings, Alex consults a medium. A seance reveals that Fabian is an unhappy spirit who wants to come back to life. Haunted by her son's spirit, Alex is consumed by her search for answers. As she begins to uncover terrifying secrets about Fabian's past, she comes to realize that her own life is in danger. With horror, Alex discovers that somehow, she must free herself from her son's spirit--before it takes possession of her own
Love you dead by Peter James( Book )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life--to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect ... Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city
Dead tomorrow by Peter James( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the remains of three teenagers are recovered off the coast of Sussex minus their vital organs, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace uncovers a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe
Need you dead by Peter James( Book )

21 editions published in 2017 in English and Russian and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined
Dead man's footsteps by Peter James( Book )

47 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the tragic unfolding mayhem of the morning of 9/11, failed Brighton ne'er-do-well Ronnie Wilson sees the chance of a lifetime - to disappear and reinvent himself in another country
Not dead enough by Peter James( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night that Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least, that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace who is called in to investigate the case involving the kinky slaying of the beautiful young Brighton socialite, Katie bishop. Grace begins to come to the conclusion that her husband has performed the impossible, the feat of being in two places at once. Either that or someone has stolen his ID. The other possibility being that he is the best liar Grace has ever come across. However as Grace starts to get his teeth into the case it becomes clear that the Bishops' outwardly respectable lives were not all they seemed to be. But Grace makes the mistake of digging just that little bit too deeply and suddenly his own troubled, private world is facing destruction
Perfect people by Peter James( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young couple join a fertility programme run by a clinic in America they little suspect that the happy day that follows is the last day of mankind's evolutionary supremacy. At this clinic, their nightmare begins
Dead like you by Peter James( )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women are brutally attacked, and both victims' shoes are stolen by their assailant. Detective Superintendent Roy Grace realizes these assaults closely resemble a strange series of crimes committed years ago. He must figure out if this new perpetrator is a copycat, or if the "Shoe Man" has returned to pick up where he left off
Twilight by Peter James( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in English and Russian and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even before the casket was covered, people thought they heard thuds coming from the partially filled grave. It is up to Kate Hemingway, an American journalist living in England, to find out if Sally Donaldson, the alleged occupant of the grave, is still alive
Dead tomorrow by Peter James( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After two teen bodies are found washed ashore and missing vital organs, Superintendent Roy Grace investigates. Thrust into the ghoulish world of black market organ brokers, Grace and his team confront an Eastern European racket and a mother desperate to save her daughter's life"--Recorded Books website
Host by Peter James( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor downloads into a computer theintelligence of Juliet, a student with whom he is havingan affair. When she dies, she makes him put herintelligence in a dead model's body and has him hire heras an au pair. Now they're together again, but there is theprofessor's wife and daughter. By the author of Twilight
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Alternative Names
Džeimss, Pīters 1948-

Džejms, Piter 1948-

Dzjejms, Peter, 1948-

James P. 1948-

Peter James British writer

Peter James Brits schrijver

Peter James britský spisovatel

Peter James écrivain britannique

Peter James englischer Autor und Filmproduzent

Peter James escritor británico

Peter James scriitor britanic

Джеймс, Питер

Джеймс, Питер 1948-

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ג'יימס, פיטר 1948-

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ג'ימס, פיטר 1948-

ג'מס, פיטר 1948-

פטר ג'יימס סופר בריטי

پیتر جیمز تهیه‌کننده و نویسنده بریتانیایی

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