Books & TV Credits

Peter had his first novel published at the age of 26 but began writing for television and quickly became one of Scotland's most prolific and successful television drama creators and scriptwriters. In 15 years he accrued more than 1,000 writing credits and created 3 major prime-time TV serials for BBC and the Independent television in the UK. He quit television in the late 1990s to return to his first love, novels, and has written 20 to date.
Peter's books are published in the USA and UK by Quercus and translated into more than 15 languages and published across Europe and the rest of the world.

"a shining and outstanding example of Scotland's rich literary talent"

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

Latest Standalone Books:

  • Coffin Road (Quercus 2016)
  • Runaway (Quercus 2015)
  • Entry Island (Quercus 2014)

The Lewis Trilogy:

  • The Blackhouse (Quercus 2011)
  • The Lewis Man (Quercus 2012)
  • The Chessmen (Quercus 2013)

The Enzo Files:

  • Extraordinary People (USA 2006) (Quercus 2013 e-book, 2014 paperback)
  • The Critic (USA 2007) (Quercus 2013 e-book, 2014 paperback)
  • Blacklight Blue (USA 2008) (Quercus 2013 e-book)
  • Freeze Frame (USA 2010) (Quercus 2013 e-book)
  • Blowback (USA 2011) (Quercus 2013 e-book)
  • Cast Iron (Riverrun 2017)

The China Thrillers:

  • The Firemaker (UK 1999), (USA 2008), (Quercus UK 2012 e-book)
  • The Fourth Sacrifice (UK 2000), (USA 2008), (Quercus UK 2012 e-book)
  • The Killing Room (UK 2001), (USA 2009), (Quercus UK 2012 e-book)
  • Snakehead (UK 2002), (USA 2009), (Quercus UK 2012 e-book)
  • The Runner (UK 2003), (USA 2010), (Quercus UK 2012 e-book)
  • Chinese Whispers (UK 2004), (USA 201), (Quercus UK 2012 e-book)

    all new editions published in 2016/17 by Riverrun

Other Standalone Novels:

  • Virtually Dead (USA 2010)
  • The Noble Path (UK1992), (USA 1993)
  • Hidden Faces (UK 1981), The Man with No Face (USA1982)
  • Fallen Hero (UK 1979)
  • The Reporter (UK 1978)

Television Drama:

  • Machair (Scottish Television 1992 - 96) 99 episodes. Co-creator and producer
  • The Ardlamont Mystery (BBC 1985) (Single drama) writer
  • Take The High Road  (Scottish Television 1980 - 1992) writer (200+ episodes), story & script editor (700+ episodes)
  • Squadron (BBC 1982) (10 episodes) co-creator, writer
  • The Standard (BBC 1978) (13 episodes) creator, writer