Crime writer Peter James launches book with dramatic stunt

Last night, best-selling crime writer Peter James was hauled from out of the water off Shoreham Harbour in a white van, re-enacting the opening scene of his new book, Dead Man’s Grip.

Over 500 guests attended the glitzy launch party, including Sussex Police Chief Constable Martin Richards, Deputy Chief Constable Giles York and Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett.

‘I had the whole police dive team on standby to rescue me in case the stunt went wrong!’ says Peter James. 

Brighton city police commander Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett says, ‘It was a fantastic event. The thing that strikes me about Peter is the depth of research that he puts into his books. I have read all of the Roy Grace series and I have yet to find a procedural mistake.’

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