Peter James and Pan Mac sign new five-book deal

Peter James and Pan Mac sign new five-book deal

Peter James has signed a new five-book deal with Pan Macmillan, which includes three more novels in his Roy Grace series.

Publishing director Wayne Brookes acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada, to the five books from Carole Blake at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

As well as the Roy Grace novels, there will be two standalone thrillers.

Brookes said: “The Roy Grace series is simply magnificent in both plot and character and each book we publish gathers thousands of new readers. However, what’s so very exciting is that with Peter’s standalone novels we can also explore beyond the world of Roy Grace and his team. Peter is a master storyteller and I couldn’t be more excited about the future.”

Jeremy Trevathan, publisher at Pan Macmillan, said: “In the 10 years that we have published him Peter has become the number one UK-based crime writer. I’m thrilled therefore that we’ve concluded a new deal with him, through Carole Blake, and secured the next stage of our strategy to continue to grow his sales both in the UK and international markets.”

Blake said: “The Macmillan-Peter James partnership has worked very well for more than a decade. It’s a tremendous source of satisfaction to me to see it going forward for several more years.”