Video: Peter James’ crime thriller is hot off the press

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Best-selling local crime and thriller writer Peter James was at Tesco in Lewes on Monday to sign copies of his latest book – released that day.

Want You Dead is the 10th book in his mult-million copy selling crime series featuring the definitive Brighton detective Roy Grace.

Author Peter James signs Nikki Geering's book.

Author Peter James signs Nikki Geering's book.

If he can’t have her, then nobody can ... in Want You Dead, virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession.

‘Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that’s crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and – who knows – maybe more?’

When Red Westwood meets handsome, charming and rich Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, there is an instant attraction. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past, and his dark side, begins to emerge.

Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror.

James, 65, was born in Brighton, the son of Cornelia James, the former glovemaker to Queen Elizabeth II.

He has written 25 novels, including the series set in his home city and featuring Detective Superintendent Grace, which have sold 14 million copies worldwide and have given him six consecutive UK Sunday Times number ones.Want You Dead is published by Macmillan and priced at £20.