Friday, November 30, 2012

Mystery Author Peter James US Tour for "Not Dead Yet"

Author Promotes Best Selling Celebrity Stalker Thriller

Starting December 4, 2012, author Peter James will present a rare six-city US tour for his latest Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel Not Dead Yet.  The author will sign copies of his latest novel, which hit US bookstore shelves this week and earned the #1 spot on the UK Sunday Times best seller list in both hardcover and paperback.  The popular Roy Grace novels have sold over thirteen million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-five languages.  For additional information, please visit

Not Dead Yet tells the story of rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actress.  She returns to her hometown of Brighton, England from the U.S. to take the starring role in a major Hollywood film about the city's greatest love story, George IV and Maria Fitzherbert, being shot on location in the grounds of Brighton's Royal Pavilion. For Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, it is a nightmare unfolding before his eyes as he tries to stop a celebrity stalker who will stop at nothing to see her dead. 

Tuesday, December 4
7:00-8:00pm PST
Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Thursday, December 6
7:00-8:00pm MST
Poisoned Pen
4014 N. Goldwater #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Saturday, December 8
2:00-3:00pm PST
Book Carnival/Anne's Bookends
348 South Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92866
Wednesday, December 5
6:30-8:30pm CST
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Friday, December 7
7:30-9:00pm PST
Mysterious Galaxy
2810 Arestia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Saturday, December 8
5:00-6:00pm PST
Book 'Em Mysteries
1118 Mission St.
S. Pasadena, CA

Peter James is one of the world's best selling crime and thriller novelists.  The mystery writer has developed a close working relationship with the Sussex, UK police over many years, spending an average of one day a week with them.  His writing reveals a unique insight into the reality of modern day police work and forensic science.  He has also carried out extensive research with police in Moscow, Munich, Paris, Melbourne, Sweden, New York and Romania, and regularly attends international police conferences to ensure he is at the cutting edge of investigative police work.  Notably, the author will also be presenting a rare mystery bookstore tour in early December in Los Angeles, Houston and Phoenix.

Peter, an established film producer and scriptwriter, was educated at Charterhouse then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years working as a screenwriter and film producer before returning to England. He has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes.

A film adaptation of the author's first Roy Grace novel, Dead Simple, is currently in development, Director John Duigan (Careless Love, The Engagement, Head in the Clouds and more than 20 other films) has been attached to the film project, and Peter James is overseeing all aspects, including the scriptwriting.

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