Peter James is the #1 international bestselling author of the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series with more than 6 million copies sold all over the world. His novels have been translated into thirty-four languages and three have been filmed. All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research.
His latest novels are Perfect People and Dead Man's Grip.
From James's Q & A at the Independent:
Choose a favourite author and say why you admire her/himRead the complete Q & A.
Graham Greene. He wrote the novel, Brighton Rock, that made me want to be a writer. I first read it at 14 and it was the first time I'd read a crime novel where the villains were the central characters – I found that exhilarating.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
The favourite character I've ever created, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. He feels the way I do about so many things and gets irritated by the same things – and has the same taste in women!
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Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
Sir Richard Branson. There are people who can achieve huge success in life, while adding a bit of fun and a splash of colour to this increasingly grey world.I admire his daredevil, adventurer spirit and how he was one of the very first to bring a totally different face to the usual stern ... image of the corporate boardroom.
Learn more about the author and his work at the official Peter James website.
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