Brighton-born Peter James is one of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists. He is also one of our strongest supporters. His annual Peter James Golf Classic has raised over £52,000 for our charity since 2010, with this year's event set to be held next Wednesday again at Haywards Heath Golf course and sponsored by Harwoods Group, the South East car dealership.
New for 2014, Peter is also supporting us with his Missing Evidence Game, based on his latest crime thriller ‘Want You Dead’. The online raffle will raise more funds for us to help sick and disabled babies and children. Players attempt to find the missing piece of evidence to be in with a chance to win £1,000; selecting a square from a grid of 500 for just £10.* The raffle will close at 6.45pm next Wednesday, 10 September. All squares have an equal chance of winning and the winner will be drawn at random at 7pm on the same date during the Golf Classic event.
Peter says: “I know that child health research is desperately underfunded so it’s great to work with Action Medical Research and to be able to help them a little with the incredible work they do. What a great idea and novel fundraiser the new ‘Want You Dead - Missing Evidence Game’ is! Please do take a look, you could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 and at the same time you will be helping sick babies, children and young adults.”
Peter's award-winning Detective Superintendent Roy Grace crime series has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and been translated into 35 languages. The previous book to Want You Dead, Not Yet Dead, was the first book to knock the Fifty Shades trilogy off the top of the UK paperback bestseller list!
Following the critically acclaimed hit premiere stage production of The Perfect Murder earlier this year, the best-selling work of Peter returns to the stage with another play in 2015. With the adaptation of his most popular book to date - and the first book that featured James' now famous character of Sussex Detective Roy Grace - Dead Simple.
He lived for 10 years in a haunted (according to Peter and previous occupants) Georgian manor house, near Ditchling, Sussex. It was converted from a monastery built on the site of Roman ruins. He then moved to a group of converted farm buildings on a historic site outside Lewes, occupied by more ghosts! Peter's Sussex home is now a Victorian rectory and so far ghost free, as is his apartment in Notting Hill, London, on the site of a former cinema.
He says: “I have been aware of the charity for many years, being Sussex-born and resident (the charity's head office is based in Horsham), including their pioneering work contributing to the development of the first polio vaccine. I have a big interest in medicine, often writing about medical themes - particularly in my book Perfect People. It’s wonderful to help make a difference on behalf of Action Medical Research who fund research to make sure babies and children feel the real benefits of medicine.”
Don't miss out, play the the Missing Evidence Game now for your chance to win £1,000 and to help Action Medical Research to fund vital research for some of the UK's most vulnerable children.
* terms and conditions apply (see below grid on Game page here)