The eighth novel in the award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series.
"Deadly obsession is only the beginning…"
For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him...
For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination…
For the City of Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city’s greatest love story - between King George IVth and Maria Fitzherbert - is incalculable.
For Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of Sussex CID, it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes.
An obsessed stalker is after Gaia. One attempt on her life is made days before she leaves her Bel Air home to fly to Brighton.
Now, he has been warned, the stalker may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning.
About the Author
Peter James (born 22 August 1948) is a British writer of crime fiction and film producer.
James was born in Brighton. He is the son of Cornelia James, the former glovemaker to Queen Elizabeth II. Cornelia was a Jewish refugee who came to England in 1938.
James was educated at Charterhouse School and went on to Ravensbourne Film School. Subsequently he spent several years in North America, working as a screen writer and film producer. In 1994 Penguin published his novel Host on two floppy discs (in addition to conventional print formats) as The World's First Electronic Novel. Today he divides his life between his country home near Brighton, Sussex and his apartment in Notting Hill, London. His interests include criminology, science and the paranormal. He also as self-confessed "petrol head", having owned many fast cars over the years, including an Aston Martin Vanquish, AMG and Brabus Mercedes, a Bentley Speed and two classic E-Type Jaguars. He holds an international racing licence, and when not writing competes in the Britcar series in a former British Touring Car Seat Toledo.
James has written 25 books, the most recent of which feature Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. James's books have been translated into 35 languages. In England, they are published by Pan Books and in the US by Carroll & Graf Publishers. James has written supernatural thrillers, spy fiction, Michael Crichton-style science-based thrillers, and a children's novel, as well as the introductions for Graham Masterton's collection Manitou Man and Joe Rattigan's collection Ghosts Far From Subtle.
He also wrote, as "a labour of love" the children's novelisation for the 1986 movie 'Biggles', which he also produced. James is a lifelong fan of the Biggles franchise, at one time owning the rights to the books, and having translated some foreign editions.
In 2005 The Merchant Of Venice, directed by Michael Radford and for which James was executive producer, had a Royal Premiere in the presence of Prince Charles and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Costume Design. In 2006 the film also won the Silver Ribbon for Best Production Design (Migliore Scenografia) from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.
In 2007 he made an appearance at the Festival International du Roman Noir in Frontignan, France.
In 2010 Peter made an appearance at Oakmeeds Community College as the special guest of an awards evening to congratulate hard working and high achieving pupils.
On 3 April 2011 he took over as chairman of the Crime Writers' Association, a post he will hold for one year.
Other Books by Peter James
- Perfect People
- Dead Man's Grip