(PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Peter James, one of the world's most critically acclaimed crime and thriller novelists, is pleased to announce that all eight of his Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novels are now available in e-book format in the United States. The novels have sold over thirteen million copies worldwide and have been translated into 35 languages around the globe. His eighth Roy Grace mystery, Not Dead Yet, has been met with rave reviews, shooting to #1 on the UK Sunday Times best seller list, beating James Patterson’s latest novel in hardback and ending 50 Shades of Grey’s 25-week run in the #1 spot with its paperback release. To learn more, please visit http://www.PeterJames.com
Lovers of thriller and mystery novels can now access all eight installments of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace story in e-book format in the United States, making it easier than ever to dive in to this thrilling series. From Dead Simple (originally published in 2005), the novel that launched the Roy Grace series to Looking Good Dead (originally published in 2006), the haunting second installment, to the most recent Not Dead Yet, the entire series is now available at the touch of a button on e-readers including Kindle, Nook and iPad. His 9th Roy Grace novel, Dead Man’s Time, will be published in the UK on June 6th and in the US shortly thereafter. Much of the story is set in New York during the gang wars of 1922 and in the present day.
James has a particular interest in eBooks. "In 1994, in addition to the normal print versions, Penguin published my novel Host on two floppy disks bound inside a hard cover, billing it 'the world's first electronic novel'. I don't think any of us had expected the outrage it subsequently caused! I was front page news on many papers around the world, accused of trying to kill the novel", he recalls. "The Times had a very amusing piece, its journalist lugging his desktop computer and a generator down to the beach, to read Host in his deckchair."
"Suddenly, and totally accidentally, I was being regarded as a leading 'expert' in this new arena, and asked to give all kinds of talks about the future. I was invited to be a keynote speaker at a conference on the future of the novel at the University of Southern California, where, very scarily, I found myself sharing the platform with Apple founder Steve Jobs, the President of Time Warner, and the founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte," James notes. "I said back then, almost 20 years ago, that eBooks would only take off when they became as nice to read as the printed page, and when there was a more convenient way of reading them. The Kindle, Apple iPad, Nook and other eReaders have now made that a reality."
In addition to authoring 19 novels since 1988, Peter James is an established film producer and screenwriter, having produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. A film adaptation of one of the novels in the Roy Grace series is currently in development, with Peter overseeing all aspects, including the screenplay.
The murder 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 to conduct research and lend his profile to support crime-preventing initiatives. 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.
Peter James' loyal readers around the globe have made his novels international bestsellers, and help spread the word about the author through Twitter, blogs and his very active Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/peterjames.roygrace.
For additional information on thriller writer Peter James, his Roy Grace detective series and his standalone works, please visit http://www.PeterJames.com.