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STOP PRESS: Peter will be giving some of his trademark highly interactive talks as part of National Crime Reading Month during June. These include:

  • Carterton library in Oxfordshire at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 8 June

  • Potton Library in Bedfordshire at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 16 June

  • Flitwick Library in Bedfordshire at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 16 June

    Do come and find out how to write a crime novel!

  • Peter's latest crime novel Dead in the Water is now available as both a paperback and an e-book, published by Joffe Books.

    Do you love or hate Amazon? Check out Peter's blog for his trenchant response to Lee Child and his sortie into the world of film making. His short film Wrong Number received its London premier at the 2015 Portobello film festival.
    One of the highlights of Peter's year will be the release of a short film scripted and directed by him (Wrong Number). It stars a very well known member of the Midsomer Murders cast (not saying who - yet!) and will be released this summer. He has also delivered a new crime novel to a publisher.



    One of Peter's scripts has already been released. A Place for Everything was filmed in Shenzhen in China and released to coincode with Halloween. Click HERE to see it - if you dare!


    Incidentally, all of Peter's Blood in Oxford books are now available as e-books priced less than £3.00.


    Peter loves talking to and listening to his readers (and potential readers). He has spoken in all sorts of places, including a castle and a prison, so why not invite him along to your favourite organisation or your bookgroup. Email him at petertickler@btinternet.com. If you want to find out a bit more about Peter, why not watch the video (below) or read through his interview by Morgen Bailey. Click HERE to read it What is the connection between watching Oxford United, writing crime fiction and porridge? Check out his article in the Oxford United programme (vs Morecambe, 29 March 2013) and see if you can relate to it!


    Crime Writing, Oxford United and Porridge



    Check out this video: Peter talks frankly about crime writing and why he prefers Town to Gown for his murderous tales.

    Reviews for Peter's Blood in Oxford crime novels:

    "A perfect gift for someone who enjoys traditional detective stories" Oxford Times
    "Deliciously thrilling" Oxford Today
    "You will drive yourself to distraction trying to work out the perpetrator  " Oxford United Matchday Programme

    All of Peter's crime novels are available in hardback and as e-books:

  • Blood on the Marsh

  • Blood in Grandpont

  • Blood on the Cowley Road
  • Peter Tickler | Author


    Blood on the Marsh

    Blood in Grandpont

    Blood on the Cowley Road

    The Modern Mercenary


    A List of Published work



    "I am writing to thank you for giving your time to Wantage library on Saturday. The response from the staff who worked on the day has been full of praise for you; the visitors who attended have given us fantastic feedback and others who were in the library apparently made a point of staying longer and listening in!"