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Simon Beckett

UK flag (b.1968)

Simon Beckett worked as a property repairer, taught English in Spain and played percussion with several bands before becoming a novelist and freelance journalist. He writes for most national newspapers and colour supplements, including The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and Observer. He is married and lives in Sheffield.

Genres: Mystery
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Chemistry of Death

Simon Beckett recommends
Control (2010)
(Reuben Maitland, book 4)
John Macken
"Cutting-edge forensics, an all-too human hero and a nightmarish scenario: Control is one you won't put down."
Willing Flesh (2010)
(D.I. Staffe, book 2)
Adam Creed
"Creed writes with a gritty realism that doesn't let go."
Blue Light Yokohama (2017)
(Inspector Iwata, book 1)
Nicolás Obregón
"With its Japanese setting and characters, Blue Light Yokohama offers up a bold and refreshingly different take on the serial killer tale."
Last Stop Tokyo (2017)
James Buckler
"A vivid and noirish tale of an Englishman abroad discovering that you can run from everything but yourself. James Buckler is one to watch."

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