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"Amidst a sea of garbage your books stand out as well-written, convincing, and different" - so says Michael Harrison, lecturer on Oxford Murder!
STOP PRESS: Peter is delighted to be taking part in three festivals this summer/autumn as well as an event on his own patch in Oxford:

  • 1. Peter will be in the spotlight at a "Meet the Author" evening at St Matthews Church, Marlborough Road, Oxford on Thursday 17 May 2018 (7.30 start, entry free)

  • 2. Peter will be on two panels at the Portsmouth BookFest on Saturday 2 June 2018.

  • 3. Peter will be on a crime panel at BeaconLit Festival in Ivinghoe on Saturday 14 July, tryng to convince the audience to "Trust me - I'm a Crime Writer"

  • 4. Peter will also be on a crime panel at the Thame Literary Festival, on Friday 19 October, this time talking on "Location, Location, Location"

  • Check out this video: Peter talks about how The Girl Who Stole the Apple came into existence.
    Video courtesy of Growl Films
    Click here to take a look at The Girl Who Stole the Apple
    Peter's crime novels Dead in the Water and The Girl who Stole the Apple are available as paperbacks as well as e-books, published by Joffe Books.
    Click HERE to take a look at all of Peter's books
    Do you love or hate Amazon? Check out Peter's blog for his trenchant response to Lee Child. Peter has also scripted two short films.He was delighted to persuade Jane Wymark (best known as Joyce Barnaby in Midsomer Murders) to star in Wrong Number which was featured at the Portobello film festival. Click HERE to see it



    Or if you like to be scared, why not check out his other film A Place for Everything, which was shot by his film-maker son Hugo on a single night in Shenzhen in China and released to coincide with Halloween. Click HERE to see it - if you dare!


    Incidentally, all of Peter's Blood in Oxford books are now available as e-books priced less than £3.00.


    If you want to find out a bit more about Peter, why not watch the video (below) or read through his interview by Morgen Bailey. Click HERE to read it



    Check out this video: Peter talks frankly about crime writing and why he prefers Town to Gown for his murderous tales.

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    Blood on the Marsh

    Blood in Grandpont

    Blood on the Cowley Road

    The Modern Mercenary


    A List of Published work



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