Peter James
The House on Cold Hill

Wed 14 Oct
20:30 - 21:30
Electric Theatre
£8, £7 concessions, £6 under 16

James is much more than a crime writer
— The Spectator

One of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists Peter James, presents his debut ghost story.  Join us for a spine-tingling eveningas the creator of the bestselling Roy Grace series reveals how the chilling tale of ghosts and the supernatural appearing in The House on Cold Hill were inspired by true life events, even stranger than fiction.

Moving from the centre of the city of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for long term townies, Ollie Harcourt, his wife Caro and their twelve year old daughter, Jade.  But when they viewed their new home, an old Georgian mansion, Cold Hill House, they thought it was perfect. Before long, they realise that they are not the only ones in the house. There are sightings of an old lady who appears from nowhere and furniture is mysteriously moved.  Gradually the sightings become more sinister and the Harcourts find themselves trapped within the dark history of Cold Hill House with no way of escape.  

 Peter James, an established film producer and script writer, was educated at Charterhouse then at film school. He has produced numerous films, including The Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, and is overseeing all aspects of the film and a TV adaptation of the Roy Grace series. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Brighton, is Patron a number of charities including Neighbourhood Watch nationwide, Crimestoppers in Sussex,  Brighton & Hove Samaritans, and Relate. Peter has been two-times Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and has won many literary awards.  As popular internationally as in the UK, he won the US Barry Award, for Best British Crime Novel in 2012.  This year, 2015, he was voted by WH Smith readers as The Best Crime Author Of All Time.

Peter James is one of those writers whose work has found such a passionate multitude of readers that these days his books are repeatedly at the top of the bestseller lists
— The Express