Peter James releases Love You Dead on the London Underground

To celebrate the paperback publication of Sunday Times bestseller Peter James’ latest novel Love You Dead, we teamed up with Books on the Underground to deliver gripping crime fiction to commuters across London.

On publication day, 20th October, the Book Fairies were armed with copies of Love You Dead, the 12th novel in the world famous Roy Grace series, giving the travelling public the opportunity to discover James’ latest thrilling read when the books had barely hit stores.

Books on the Underground is an exciting initiative run by a team dedicated to delivering books to lucky travellers, and who support each campaign across social media to build a buzz around their latest book drop and encourage reader interaction.


An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life – to be beautiful and rich. She’s achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she’s working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it’s getting rid of the husband afterwards that’s harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect . . .

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind . . . and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realisation that he may have underestimated just how dangerous this lady is.


PETER JAMES is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. His Roy Grace detective novels have sold over 18 million copies worldwide in total. The series is now translated into 37 languages.  Peter’s Roy Grace novels, have had eleven consecutive Sunday Times No 1s, and had 3 titles in the Sunday Times Bestseller charts within a single month in summer 2016

The stage adaptation of Not Dead Enough with Laura Whitmore and Shane Ritchie will be touring in January.

Peter has been two times Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and has won many literary awards, including the publicly voted ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards People’s Bestseller Dagger and he was shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize.  As popular internationally as in the UK, he won the US Barry Award, for Best British Crime Novel in 2012. In 2015 in a poll run by WH Smith, Peter was publicly voted, The Best Crime Author Of All Time. This year, Peter has been awarded the highly coveted CWA Diamond Dagger Award, which is awarded to writers whose careers are marked by sustained excellence, and who have made a significant contribution to crime writing published in the English language.

Find out more about Peter James at and Peter’s website and follow him on Twitter. and Facebook. He also has a new You Tube channel where you can discover all things crime fiction – from interviews with the biggest authors to behind the scenes footage of James’ research:

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