Peter Hill’s background is steeped in crime. He was a detective in the Metropolitan Police, London, serving in some of the toughest parts of that city for thirteen years. He also worked at New Scotland Yard in the Company Fraud Department and later the internationally recognised C1 department known as ’The Murder Squad’. In the course of his investigations he travelled widely in Britain, Europe and South America.
He left the force at the age of thirty-two, with the rank of Detective Inspector, to become a professional writer, initially as a TV script writer.
Peter worked extensively in television for iconic British drama series such as ’Callan’, ’The Sweeney’, ’Z Cars’, ’Public Eye’, ’The Bill’, ’Special Branch’, ’Crown Court’, ’New Scotland Yard’, and ’Armchair Theatre’.
He has been a writer, script editor and producer both in the UK and New Zealand, where he now lives.
In the 1970’s he wrote six novels in his own name, which were all published worldwide, in hard and paperback, and in several translations.
This was in the days when major publishing houses did not publish a work unless they thought it had merit, and reputable newspapers and magazines employed seasoned, unbiased professional reviewers.
These books are all British detective police thrillers set in various locations in the UK and have now been converted from hard copies and The Hunters, The Liars, The Enthusiast and The Savages in the ’Staunton and Wyndsor’ series are now available as eBooks in the Kindle store.
The others, The Fanatics and The Washermen in the ’Commander Allan Dice’ books are also now available as Kindle eBooks.
These books are all stand-alone stories, but with the same major protagonists, they are each part of a series, not an ongoing serial.
Under the pen name of John Eyers he was commissioned to write ’Survivors: Genesis of a Hero’, the sequel to Terry Nations novel, based on the famous ’Survivors’ TV series.
Also as John Eyers, he wrote ’Special Branch – In at the Kill’, a spin off from the ’Special Branch’ TV series.
These are now available as eBooks.
Both these books are stand-alone stories and it is not necessary to be acquainted with the TV programmes to be able to enjoy them in their own right.
After a successful career in TV drama Peter has returned to novel writing but in a new genre and ’Evolution’s Path’ is proposed as a series of related near and far-future crime stories, of which ’Killing Tomorrow’ now available as an eBook, is the first. The second in the series, ’The Ladies’ Game’ just been published as an eBook on Amazon, and work has started on the third novel in the series.