PETER MARSHALL – another book on the way – and at the LONDON BOOK FAIR, 2022

Peter was at the London Book Fair to promote his trilogy of spy thrillers – and notably his latest book “There Are No Coincidences”. He was interviewed there by the US publisher, Booktrail … and previously, he was on the Kate Delaney show, America Today, on US radio …..

Now retired in Devon, UK, this former BBC journalist has kept busy writing or editing over a dozen books – including two biographies and now three spy thrillers……and there is a fourth spy story on the way!

“There Are No Coincidences”, published in December 2021, and his two previous novels, are set in the ruthless world of international espionage. They follow the experiences of a British woman who becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue as the outcome of an on-line “date” with a Russian who turns out to be a secret agent in Moscow!

The first novel in 2019 was “The Russian Lieutenant”, which earned him this review: “I will definitely be keeping an eye on this incredibly gifted author”. Another wrote: “There are surprises in every chapter… a page turner; … this reviewer certainly couldn’t put it down!”. He then followed up with his second spy novel – “Beyond the Funeral” in 2020 – and now “There are No Coincidences”.

Peter moved from the BBC into the satellite communications business including 12 years in the United States working on the development of satellite services for international TV news. His world travels provide the background for his creative spy stories … which he says “provide an escape from fact-based journalism”. In his retirement, he has also written and edited books on developments in the space and satellite business, as well as human spaceflight. His work on biographies include “The Oracle of Colombo”, about the lifetime achievements of the famous British author, scientist and futurist, Arthur C. Clarke.

Peter’s career highlights include: Chairman of the Royal Television Society (RTS – UK) in 1986; President of the Society of Satellite Professionals (SSPI – USA) 1987-1992; Executive of the Year, World Teleport Association (WTA) – 1995; Elected to Satellite Hall of Fame by SSPI – 2003.

For further information, see:


Peter Marshall – Bibliography (2005 to 2021)

* available on Amazon


The Russian Lieutenant* (AUTHOR) – first novel – published by Authoright, April 2020

Beyond the Funeral* (AUTHOR) – sequel to “The Russian Lieutenant” – self-published with Amazon/KDP, October 2020

There Are No Coincidences* (AUTHOR) – a third spy thriller to complete “The Marina Trilogy”- published by Booktrail Agency (USA) December 2021



Space Safety 2005 – (EDITOR – a research report by Dr. Joseph Pelton, conducted for the Space Shuttle Children’s Trust Fund and published by George Washington University, USA, March 2005)

Communications Satellites – Global Change Agents* – (CO-EDITOR with Dr. Joseph Pelton and Jack Osland, published by Lawrence Erlbaum, USA, 2006) –

Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety – (CO-AUTHOR with Dr. Joseph Pelton, published by AIAA, 2006)

Space Planes and Space Tourism – (EDITOR, a research study by Dr. Joseph Pelton, published by George Washington University, 2007)

License to Orbit* – (CO-AUTHOR with Dr. Joseph Pelton, published by Apogee Books, Canada, 2009)

Megacrunch – Survival Strategies for the 21st Century*
(CO-AUTHOR with Dr. Joseph Pelton, self-published with Createspace/Amazon, 2010)

The Safe City by Dr. Joseph Pelton and Indu Singh (EDITOR, published by The Emerald Planet, USA, 2013)

Launching into Commercial Space* – (CO-AUTHOR with Dr. Joseph Pelton – published as an E-Book by AIAA, 2013, and updated and self-published as a paperback in 2015).

Delivering the News – (AUTHOR – a personal autobiography, published privately, 2014, for family and friends.)

The Oracle of Colombo* by Dr. Joseph Pelton – (EDITOR, a biography of Arthur C. Clarke, self-published with Createspace/Amazon behalf of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, 2015.)

A Wayward Spirit* by Peter J. Harris – The Life-changing experiences of a Globetrotter – (EDITOR – self-published in 2016 with Createspace/Amazon).

The Farthest Shore – a 21st Century Guide to Space by Dr. Joseph Pelton and Dr. A. Buckley (CO-EDITOR – published by Apogee Books, Canada, 2016, for the International Space University)

The World is Their Stage* – “How Stephanie Manuel created Stagecoach, helped a million kids … and became a millionaire” – (AUTHOR – published in 2018 by Janus Publishing).

The Oracle of Colombo – 2nd edition* (CO-AUTHOR with Dr. Joseph Pelton) – Arthur C. Clarke reveals the future (self-published with Amazon/KDP in 2019)

Crabbgate* by Dr. John Bevan – the unsolved mystery of the Royal Navy frogman, Commander “Buster” Crabb and the Russians (CONTRIBUTOR and FOREWORD) – published in May 2019.

Life on Spaceship Earth* (EDITOR) – the autobiography of Dr. Joseph N. Pelton – self-published with Amazon/KDP, June 2020.

Safety First – a Review of NASA Spacecraft for Astronaut Missions* (EDITOR AND CO-AUTHOR with Dr. Joseph N. Pelton) self-published with Amazon/KDP for the Space Shuttle Children’s Trust Fund, August 2021.

A Face, a Voice* (EDITOR) – the autobiography of Martin Muncaster, Broadcaster – published by Austin Macauley, December 2021).

The Space Safety Institute: A new way to safety certification for the “New Space” Age* (EDITOR with author Dr. Joseph N. Pelton) self-published with Amazon/KDP for the Space Shuttle Children’s Trust Fund, April 2022.