Peter’s public writing career got off to a flying start with an article for a military modelling magazine for the grand sum of £20. Further articles were gladly received and published by the magazine, but no further cheques arrived in the post. It was his first harsh in the economic vagaries of publishing!
Peter later wrote The Modern Mercenary: Dog of War or Soldier of Fortune, which was a major book club selection both sides of the Atlantic.
He then turned to crime and has so far written six murder mysteries set in contemporary Oxford. White Lies, Deadly Lies is the latest. He has been praised for the authenticity of his Oxford (‘He has a wonderful gift of creating geographically factual settings for his fictional characters’ – Oxford Times) as well as the pace of his stories (‘deliciously thrilling and wildly unpredictable’ – Oxford Today). He writes a regular column for Mystery People and regularly gives talks all over the place – at festivals, libraries, U3As and even one of Her Majesty’s Prisons.
All his books are available as e-books under the Joffe imprint, as well as being available in other formats.