The first two books in the Pibble sequence, Skin Deep (US: The Glass-Sided Ants’ Nest) and A Pride of Heroes (US: The Old English Peepshow) both won the Crime Writers Association Golden Dagger. Peter was the first author to win this prestigious award twice.
Detective Superintendent Pibble of the Yard is “an earthy investigator who does his best thinking in the pub, with ‘good bitter, fresh bread, mousetrap, bangers.’ The Pibble mysteries are enormous fun…These erudite thrillers read as period pieces and deserve to be re-presented as such. They are too smart to be lost.(Independent, 12 Feb 2012)