Monday, November 17, 2014

Det. Roy Grace is Back to Light Up YOUR Winter! (Book Spotlight and Giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this spotlight and giveaway, free of charge, from Wunderkid PR, for blog giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about the book.

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Today I have a great book to share with you (and giveaway to one lucky reader), 
that comes out tomorrow!

It is the 10th book in the Det Roy Grace series!


When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge. 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 Red’s nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed with her, and he intends to destroy everything and everyone she has know and loved - and then her too...

Check out the trailer:

And now a Q&A with Peter!

:Your smash hit play The Perfect Murder is the first ever Peter James book to be adapted on stage and it starts its second tour in the UK this Fall 2014.  If The Perfect Murder were to appear in the United States who would be your ideal American cast?   

Hugh Bonneville or Hugh Laurie as Victor.  Jenifer Aniston as Joan.  Robert Pattinson, Hugh Dancy or Sean Maguire as Roy Grace.

You've been famed as quite the "petrol-head" across the UK. Is there any connection for you between the "thrill" of racing and the "thrill" of writing?

I think for me the link is that they are total diametric opposites!!!  Writing is a very sedentary occupation, but one which is very hard to switch off from.  I find myself thinking about the chapter I am writing, or the next chapter, or something a character is doing, every second I step away from my desk.  If I take the dogs for a walk, I'm thinking about my book.  If I play tennis I'm thinking about it in between points.  If I lie on a beach I'm thinking about it... even when I go skiing, I find myself on a ski lift thinking about my book!   But from the moment I get to a race circuit the focus on everything is so intense that I literally won't think about what I am writing for the next few days.  There is one thing after another to think about - practice, scrutineering, mechanical problems (always) tactics, my psychological coach who accompanies me keeps my focus 100% on the race ahead, getting myself into the right mindset for it, and blocking out the outside world.  And of course during a race itself, I don't have much time - and nor would it be smart - to start thinking about my next chapter as I hurtle into a bend at 130 mph!

What is the connection between your love of travel and your writing? 

As a writer I'm fascinated by what makes people tick, why they do the things that they do - particularly the bad things - and what impact the geographic and cultural environment have on people.  The nature of crime changes both in different cities within a nation and within different nations.  Something I learn a huge amount from is meeting and spending time with police in different parts of the world.  In the US, I've been out with police in New York, Los Angeles and Florida


An established film producer and scriptwriter, James lived in the U.S. for a number of years and produced films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes. A TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with James overseeing all aspects, including scriptwriting, In 2009, James was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in recognition of his services to literature and the community. He is Patron of Crimestoppers in Sussex alongside Vera Lynn and in 2012 was made Patron of The Whitehawk Inn. In 2011, James became Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association. He has won many literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People’s Bestseller Dagger in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize for Perfect People in 2012.

James’ novels have been translated into thirty-six languages and three have been turned into films. All of his novels reflect a deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research and has unprecedented access, as well as science, medicine, and the paranormal. James divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill in London and near Brighton in Sussex. Visit Peter James' Website:


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