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Dead Man's Time

Thu.06.Jun.2013 BST

Peter James, bestselling crime author, discusses the inspirations behind his hotly antisipated his new novel, Dead Man’s Time

“Some will wait a lifetime to take their revenge...”

Peter James is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His detective Roy Grace novel series have sold over five million copies in the UK alone, and total thirteen million worldwide.

His most recent Roy Grace novels, Dead Like You, Dead Man’s Grip and Not Dead Yet went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller lists at no 1 in both hardback and paperback, and in the Autumn of 2012, Not Dead Yet toppled the 50 Shades Of Grey trilogy off the No 1 paperback fiction slot, ending its 25 week domination of the chart. In addition, his novella, ‘The Perfect Murder’ (2010) went straight in at No 1 in the iBooks chart and spent 40 consecutive weeks in the iBooks Top 10.

James’ latest title, Dead Man’s Time, is set for release on Thursday 6TH June, and largely focuses on one of the UK’s original hotspots for criminals – Brighton – and it’s underground antique trade. The seaside town is where the term “knocker boy” originated - the knocker boys were “rag and bone” men – literally knocking on front doors and frequently cheating people out of their antiques and valuables. Many of the seemingly legitimate Brighton antiques dealers were just as crooked as the knocker boys, hiding behind a veneer of respectability.    

Watch our video to find out more about the latest chapter in this fascinating crime saga, and to discover the secrets behind Peter James’ writing and where he draws his inspiration for the Roy Grace series.

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