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Perfect Night Hardcover – 1 October 2008

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...the story catches one up in it for the duration and author has been a documentary editor and film maker himself, making the background authoritative. A thriller that really does thrill. - LITERARY REVIEW - Jessica Mann

There's a convincing plot here, full of twists and turns. - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY - Mark Timlin

A conspiracy thriller I can happily recommend to fans of Robert Goddard. - MORNING STAR - Mat Coward

Peter Grimsdale can tell a convincing story with writing that is cliche-free and utterly enthralling. - THE GUARDIAN

'This intelligently written first novel keeps the reader guessing throughout. A good combination mystery/thriller.' - DEADLY PLEASURES

'Peter Grimsdale, a former TV journalist and executive, makes his impressive debut as a novelist with Perfect Night. A thrillingly good read that certainly doesn't come across like a first novel. Given Grimsdale's TV past the details about Nick's past on a World in Action or This Week style investigative show certainly ring true. He throws in more than enough twists and turns to keep you well hooked. A fast paced story of Robert Goddard-esque proportions.' - MEMORABLE TV.COM

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A wonderfully assured and compelling thriller about a documentary film-maker who unknowingly captured a secret that governments are willing to kill for.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orion; 1st edition (1 October 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0752890425
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0752890425
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16 x 3 x 24 cm
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Peter Grimsdale has worked in TV on a wide range of programmes, from The Adam &amp; Joe Show to Crimewatch and Big Brother and Dispatches. His first novels Perfect Night and Just Watch Me are thrillers inspired by his BBC assignments to Sri Lanka and secret filming in Communist Albania.

But his latest book is non-fiction. High Performance – When Britain Ruled the Roads springs from a lifelong passion for cars. ‘I didn’t want to write a car book just for enthusiasts – I wanted to tell a true story about a band of brilliant, rebellious folk who happen to design cars, one that which the wider public might not have come across before, a piece of real social history which one way or another has touched everyone.

Early in his TV career Peter worked on a big BBC2 history series about British industry called ‘All Our Working Lives.’ On the film about the car industry he interviewed most of the key people who had steered it through World War Two and after. ‘At the time people were very miserable about how badly things had gone with British Leyland. But that tale of woe obscured a much more positive story of world-beating innovation and competitive success. People like Mini creator Alec Issigonis and William Lyons, who founded Jaguar and also styled his own cars, they rank alongside Lennon and Jagger or Conran and Quant for their impact on the look and feel of British everyday culture. John Cooper and Lotus founder Colin Chapman, they were real rebels who tore up the rules of how racing cars were made and it is thanks to what they started that Britain is still the Silicon Valley of motorsport engineering.’

Peter is married to author Stephanie Calman and lives in South London.

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