Best selling crime author Peter James was the guest speaker at the East Blatchington Lectures held at a packed St Peter’s Church in Seaford this week.
The lectures are usually held in the church hall but since the event proved so popular it had to be moved into the church.
In total 160 people flocked to see the Sussex author talk about his latest book Dead Man’s Time and his work as a film producer.
Church spokesperson Roger Bing said: “It proved to be a sell-out.
“It was so popular that it had to be held in the church itself to accommodate everyone, and it proved to be a richly entertaining time.”
Peter told the audience at the lecture, held on Tuesday July 2, about how he was inspired to become a writer by the book Brighton Rock written by Graham Greene, a thriller set in Brighton, which he said changed his life.
A few years ago Peter and his publisher Macmillan, donated a police car to Sussex Police and he has a close relationship with them.
In fact a police car was parked outside the church, and its officer even accompanied Mr James up the aisle to the lectern for the talk.