Welcome to Peter Tickler's Website


STOP PRESS: Peter's new crime novel Dead in the Water is now available as a paperback as well as an e-book, published by Joffe Books. He will be launching the paperback at George and Delila's Ice-Cream Cafe in Oxford's Cowley Road on Monday 12 October. See his blog for full details on this and on the Oxford premier of his film Wrong Number. It received its London premier at the Portobello film festival in September.
Peter had a lot of fun when he joined the Deadly Dames for the day at the BookCrossing Convention 2015 in St Hilda's College, Oxford. They had a very boisterous audience drawn from all round the world as they talked about reading and writing - but no arithmetic fortunately!
He also went to the Chipping Norton Literary Festival where he was one of a number of writers to be featured in a photographic exhibition by Jane Stillwell. Books, ice-cream and Oxford United - what more can a man want?
Peter will be giving some of his trademark highly interactive talks as part of National Crime Reading Month during June. These currently include the Burford Literary Festival on Monday 8 June, two talks in his home town of Abingdon (the North Abingdon WI on Wednesday 3 June and the library on Wednesday 17 June) and a Crime Night at the library in Goring on Thames on Tues 23 June 6.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m.
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



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