Reissued in Filmed for TV starring Nigel Havers and Sophie Ward for ITV's Chillers season - repeated frequently on the ITV network Peter James' latest novel, DEAD SIMPLE, was number 10 on the UK bestseller lists and number 2 on the Amazon Crime bestseller list. His previous novels have been translated into 22 languages. Praise for Peter James: 'James has been compared with Stephen King, but in many ways he's better' Daily Express 'Peter James gets under the skins of his convincingly flawed central characters and turns their everyday problems into a credible nightmare' Independent 'James has a gift for turning mind-stretching subjects into novels that are irresistibly readable as well as utterly believable' Robert Goddard Praise for PROPHECY 'So charged with menace that readers will find themselves glancing over their shoulder' The Times
Peter James is an award-winning novelist and film-maker. He was educated at Charterhouse and then film school. All his novels reflect his deep interest in medicine, science, technology and the paranormal. After living in North America for a number of years, where he was the executive producer on THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring Al Pacino, Peter James now lives in Sussex.
Horror novelist James ( Twilight ) slowly reveals the connections between a 17th-century necromancer, an archeologist, an actuary, the number 26, a series of horrific accidents and a Ouija session in this complex tale of evil. British museum archeologist Francesca Monsanto meets actuary Oliver Halkin and his son, Edward, at a train station. Unbeknownst to either of them, Oliver, the 24th Marquess of Sherfield, stepped into Francesca's parents' sandwich shop on March 26, 1988, minutes before his wife was hit by a truck and decapitated. Coincidentally, the shop was built on the site of the original London residence of the Halkin family, where, on March 26, 1652, Francis Halkin, second Marquess of Sherfield (who was a necromancer, child-rapist and murderer), was executed by Parliamentary soldiers. In the present day, a romance ensues between Francesca and Oliver. Meanwhile, an eerie series of tragic coincidences begins to afflict the participants in a Ouija game organized by Francesca in 1988. The shocking ending of the work is neatly related to the motto carved on the Halkin family crest: Non Omnis Moriar , I shall not altogether die. ( Mar. )