Peter James is an English novelist who also worked as a screenwriter and producer in film. His series features Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is based in Brighton (James’ hometown). The genres covered by James include techno-thrillers, spy fiction and supernatural thrillers.

Peter James’ first novel, Dead Letter Drop, was published in 1981. For the next 20+ years, he wrote standalone novels until beginning the Roy Grace series in 2005. Below is a list of Peter James’ novels in order of publication date and chronological order:

Publication Order of Roy Grace Books


Dead Simple(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Looking Good Dead(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Dead Enough(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Footsteps(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Tomorrow(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Like You(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Grip(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Dead Yet(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Time(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Want You Dead(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Dead Letter Drop(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atom Bomb Angel(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Billionaire(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Travelling Man(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Biggles: The Untold Story(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Possession(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreamer(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Heart(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twilight(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Propechy(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Host(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alchemist(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Getting Wired(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Truth(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Denial(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faith(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Perfect Murder(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perfect People(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • Carolyn

    as an avid book reader and casual library assistant i have only just discovered Peter James, my first book was “Perfect People” my whole world ground to a halt as i could not put this book down, i also lost sleep to and i am now addicted to this amazing author…thanks

  • Joann Ciprut

    I am also an avid reader. I have discovered Peter James and I can’t put any of his books down. I stay up late at night just to see what will happen next. I am so happy to have found this wonderful author. What a gift you have to write such extrordinary stories. I’m in awe.