Peter Bartram brings years of experience as a journalist to his Crampton of the Chronicle crime mystery series. His novels are fast-paced and humorous – the action is matched by the laughs. The books feature a host of colourful characters as befits stories set in Brighton, one of Britain’s most trend-setting towns.

Peter began his career as a reporter on the Worthing Herald newspaper before working as a journalist and editor in London and finally becoming freelance. He has done most things in journalism from door-stepping for quotes to writing serious editorials.

He’s pursued stories in locations as diverse as 700-feet down a coal mine and a courtier’s chambers at Buckingham Palace. Peter wrote 21 non-fiction books, including five ghost-written, in areas such as biography, current affairs and how-to titles, before turning to crime – and penning Headline Murder, the first novel in the Crampton series.

Peter’s latest trilogy of novellas, The Morning, Noon and Night Omnibus are now available in one softback volume on Amazon (individual Kindle e-books also available) whilst his upcoming full-length novel, Front Page Murder, is due to be released by Roundfire Books on November 4th 2017. You can pre-order your copy using the link on the right.

The Tango School Mystery

A Crampton of the Chronicle adventure

Published by The Bartram Partnership, March 2018

Peters Latest Facebook Posts

7 days ago

Peter Bartram

I'm really excited that three books in my Morning, Noon & Night trilogy - Murder in the Morning Edition, Murder in the Afternoon Extra and Murder in the Night Final - will soon be available as audiobooks. We've found a fantastically talented young actor - Matt Jamie (pictured) - to read the books. As the books are narrated in the first person by Colin Crampton, it's as though Matt becomes Colin!

Finding the right actor to take on Colin was a tough job. So where did we start? Well, it was with a giant database of 56,000 actors who read audiobooks. We applied a number of filters to the database in search of the right Colin! There were obvious filters like gender, nationality and language. But there were more subtle ones like "voice age" - how old does the character sound? - and accent. We had a choice of 17 British accents - from "BBC English" to Cockney. We decided on standard British English. And then we had to choose "voice style" - what the actor's voice sounds like. We had to select from 62 different styles ranging from "authoritative" to "intimidating", from "sarcastic" to "sophisticated". We thought Colin had an "engaging" voice.

After we'd applied all those filters the 56,000 actors had reduced to just 19. We listened to samples from books the 19 had already read and drew up a short-list of three which we reviewed in more depth. And Matt Jamie stood out above all the others. Matt already had experience of audio work. He'd worked on a crime-based radio drama called Strawberries and Scream and recorded a series of crime stories with a water theme called Blood Waters. He'd also recorded Phantom: Edge of the Flame, a spin-off from Phantom of the Opera. Keep an eye on Facebook, as I'll have more information about the audiobooks and how you can listen in for free!
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2 weeks ago

Peter Bartram

I loved that Alfred Hitchcock film Dial M for Murder. Perhaps you remember it, too. It's the one with Ray Milland as a retired tennis player who wants someone to murder his wealthy wife Margot, played by Grace Kelly. It was one of the first-ever films made in 3D. (The film still below shows Milland and Kelly with Robert Cummings.)

Anyway, that's all by the way of telling you that I'm taking part in a 29-book giveaway which has also been called Dial M for Murder, although that's not one of the books on offer! Still there is a wide selection of crime mysteries you can download for free. And you can take a look by following the link below.

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2 weeks ago

Peter Bartram

It's been nearly a year now since I launched the Morning, Noon & Night trilogy in my Crampton of the Chronicle series of comic crime mysteries. Readers have been very kind in so far leaving more than 230 five-star reviews of the trilogy's books on Amazon and Goodreads. The trilogy has been so successful quite a few people have asked whether they could have it as a box set for their Kindle. Well, now you can. We've just launched a Kindle box set and you can find it on Amazon UK at the link below. It's also available on many other Amazon country sites around the world including the US. If you have any difficulty finding it, just message me and I'll send you a link. (This is a second version of the post I put up this morning - this time with a much better picture! Sorry about the poor image earlier.)

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3 weeks ago

Peter Bartram

I've approved the recordings of the audiobook of my Morning, Noon & Night Trilogy today. We'll soon be announcing the name of the actor who's made a brilliant job of reading them. Meanwhile, you can still download the first book in the series - Murder in the Morning Edition FREE! getbook.at/mnn-trilogy ... See MoreSee Less

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