Peter Dickinson is a celebrated author. He won multiple prizes, published almost 60 books and has been translated into 53 languages. He won the prestigious Carnegie Medal twice and the Crime Writer’s Golden Dagger twice. He is also a published poet. He was awarded the O.B.E in 2009 for services to literature. Peter Dickinson died on 16 December 2015, at the age of 88.

“A stylist of subtle brilliance”

The New York Times

“One of the masters of children's literature.”

Philip Pullman


The Glass-Sided Ants’ Nest (Skin Deep)

Brilliantly imaginative…wonderfully convincing.” : Observer

A first-class detective story by any standards…excellent, gripping, intelligent and original.” :Times Literary Supplement.

Peter's first two crime novels featuring Detective James Pibble of the Yard were awarded the coveted Crime Writers Association Golden Dagger in 1968 and 1969. The Glass-Sided Ants Nest was also a Mystery Writers Of America Edgar Nominee. These are classic crime novels of their time, introducing an unusual detective, who went on to feature in four more novels.