Author Peter James to sign copies of Dead Man’s Time at Tesco in Lewes

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Best-selling author Peter James will be signing copies of his latest novel ‘Dead Man’s Time’ at Tesco in Lewes on Thursday.

The Sussex author will be at the Brook Road store at 10.30am to sign copies of the ninth Roy Grace novel, being published that day by Macmillan.

Research on prisoners’ motives was carried out at Lewes Prison for ‘Dead Man’s Time’, set in the dark shadows of the antiques underworld of Brighton.

Peter was partly inspired by an attempted break-in at his home two years ago.

He also spent time going out with the police on a weekly basis, finding out the details behind the legendary ‘knocker boys’.

He has sold over 13 million copies of his books and is now published in 36 languages.

Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller six times in the past three years in hardback and paperback, he knocked ’50 Shades of Grey’ off the no 1 spot in autumn last year,

He’s an eclectic writer and has written everything from supernatural and horror to crime and thrillers.

His last standalone thriller ‘Perfect People’ was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Award last year.

Before he started writing the Roy Grace series, Peter was in film, and amongst others, he produced ‘The Merchant of Venice’ with Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes.