Welcome to Peter Tickler's Website


"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"
  • "The story entices, jolts and disorientates on almost every page as the reader is caught up in an increasingly frenzied Danse Macabre" - Dot Marshall-Gent, Mystery People " "It is a gripping tale with many twists and filled with believable characters who are victims of circumstance. Mullen is a likeable but flawed hero, while the climax and denouement are handled with Tickler's usual subtlety" - Oxford United Matchday Programme
    "It's so well rooted in its [Oxford] location that I couldn't quite believe the site of some of the most critical acton didn't actually exist" - Daily Information "Peter's novel is a fantastic read. Its refreshing to read an Oxford book which tells a gripping story from the town point of view" - Maggie Hartford, Oxford Times
    " ... a whodunit in the best traditions of the genre ... You will drive yourself to distraction trying to work out the perpetrator" - Oxford United Matchday Programme
    Click HERE to take a look at all of Peter's books

    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 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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