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Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley began his career as a novelist in 1974 with the publication of Jaws, which was made into a hugely successful film. His other books include The Deep, The Island, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, “Q” Clearance, Rummies, Beast, White Shark, and Shark Trouble. He was also a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and a journalist for such magazines as Newsweek and National Geographic. Benchley died in 2006. For more information, please visit www.peterbenchley.com.

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The Girl of the Sea of Cortez
Written by Peter Benchley
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | August 2013
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-54413-1 (0-345-54413-7)

Peter Benchley’s fascination with the sea and its magnificent inhabitants inspired such classic novels as Jaws and The Deep, making him the preeminent author of ocean adventure and suspense. The Girl of the Sea of Cortez was his most heartfelt, cherished story of the relationship between man and the sea, both... Read more






Jaws
Written by Peter Benchley
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | August 2013
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-54414-8 (0-345-54414-5)

Here is Peter Benchley’s classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today.
 
When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s, he meticulously researched... Read more






Jaws
Written by Peter Benchley
Random House | Hardcover | May 2005
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6456-4 (1-4000-6456-2)

"Relentless terror." The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The classic, blockbuster thriller of man-eating terror that inspired the Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again -- or for the first time! Read more






Shark Life
Written by Peter Benchley, Adapted by Karen Wojtyla
Yearling | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41954-9 (0-440-41954-9)

In this riveting true adventure tale and informative guide to the sea, master storyteller Peter Benchley drew on more than four decades of diving experience to bring us face-to-face with the array of sharks and other marine animals he and his family encountered, almost always on purpose—but sometimes by accident. Read more






Shark Trouble
Written by Peter Benchley
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | June 2003
$13.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6633-6 (0-8129-6633-3)

Master storyteller Peter Benchley combines high adventure with practical information in Shark Trouble, a book that is at once a thriller and a valuable guide to being safe in, on, under, and around the sea. The bestselling author of Jaws, The Deep, and other works draws on more than three decades... Read more





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