Beside the Grantchester Mysteries his books include: -
- The Discovery of Chocolate
- The Colour of Heaven
- Canvey Island
- East Fortune
James is a literary polymath, directing plays, dramatised readings at the Southbank Centre e.g. tributes to Seamus Heaney and Maya Angelou; and high-end documentaries on cultural subjects e.g. J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life; and interviews of leading writers e.g. Hilary Mantel, J.K. Rowling.