2:30 pm EDT, October 31, 2016

Read an excerpt from ‘House on Cold Hill’ by Peter James

Prolific author Peter James has another thriller to share with the world — House on Cold Hill. Read the first chapter now!

Last year, I spoke with Peter James about his book You Are Dead and how he manages to keep things interesting with his long-standing Roy Grace novels. He also shared some interesting stories about doing research, like that time he locked himself in a coffin for 30 minutes for his book Dead Simple!

About ‘House on Cold Hill’

Moving to the countryside is a big undertaking for born townies Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their 12-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House — a huge, dilapidated, Georgian mansion — they are filled with excitement. Despite the financial strain of the move, Ollie has dreamed of living in the country since he was a child. Caro is less certain, and Jade is grumpy about being removed from all her friends.

But within days of moving in, it becomes apparent that they aren’t the house’s only residents. At first, a friend of Jade, talking to her on Facetime, sees a spectral woman behind her. Then there are more sightings, and two weeks after moving in, Caro, out in the garden, is startled to see faces staring out of an upstairs window — from a room which does not appear to exist.

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About the author

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Peter James is an international bestselling thriller writer. He is a New York Times bestseller, as well as having 11 consecutive Sunday Times No. 1’s, and he is published in 37 languages. His DS Roy Grace crime novels have sold 18 million copies worldwide. Prior to becoming a full-time author, he was responsible for 25 movies. In 1994, Penguin published his novel, Host, on two floppy discs as the world’s first electronic novel. He is Overseas Vice-President of International Thriller Writers in the U.S. His novels have won numerous awards, most recently the coveted 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence, and he was publicly voted by WH Smith — Britain’s biggest book selling chain — The Best Crime Author of All Time.

‘House on Cold Hill’ is available now!

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