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Explore the dark side of Brighton...

Long before DS Roy Grace came to the small screen, we brought the Detective's Brighton to life on even smaller screens

Hosting and support
Information architecture
Project management
Web Development
October 20, 2022

Peter James is a UK No.1 bestselling author, best known for his Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series.

There are 19 Roy Grace novels, as at October 2022, and two TV series based on the novels, starring John Simm as the titular Detective, have been filmed and broadcast in the last couple of years.


Rewinding to 2013, the ninth novel was about to be published and no TV series planned...

The novels are all based in the English city of Brighton & Hove, so publisher Pan Macmillan asked Bravand to create a content-rich interactive online map of Brighton, designed to engage visitors and those interested in the city with the world of Peter James' Roy Grace books.

The site launch coincided with the publication of Peter James' ninth Roy Grace novel, Dead Man's Time, included a number of themed routes around the city, such as Brighton Landmarks and Crime Scenes, which users could walk themselves using GPS on their mobile.

Users were also able to explore Brighton online, remotely, while discovering exclusive extracts, video and audio content.

So the project included Google Maps integration, which no-one bats an eyelid at, now, but was quite new back in 2013.

"The Brighton map was created as a new gateway into Peter James' Roy Grace series. We are working hand-in-glove with VisitBrighton, who provided the factual local detail and are helping us to find new Peter James readers so that we can build a direct relationship with them and develop insights and profiling data." Lee Dibble, Pan Macmillan's Marketing and Communities Director
The Peter James' Brighton website homepage viewed on mobile and desktop
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