Peter James


A former film producer, British author Peter James is the bestselling mystery author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series as well as other thriller novels. Over 15 million copies of his books are in print and he has won many awards for his writing such as the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence. James’s mother has the distinction of being the former glovemaker to Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in England.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

In the course of research for his ten Sunday Times No 1 bestselling Detective Roy Grace novels, Peter James has been buried alive in a coffin and sunk to the bottom of a harbour in a van.  Last year whilst pursuing his hobby racing classic cars, he rolled four times at 120KPH, breaking three ribs, bruising his spleen and slipping three discs.  We won’t ask what method of transport he took here today…He has written 25 novels.


 Crime favourites

Film : Weekend, Jean-Luc Godard

Book : Terese Raquin, Emile Zola

Author : Graham Greene