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Simon McCleave was born in South London. When leaving University, he worked in television and film development. He was a Script Editor at the BBC, a producer at Channel 4 before working as a Story Analyst in Los Angeles. He worked on films such as ‘The Full Monty’ and television series such as ‘Our Friends In The North’.

Simon then became a script writer for television and film. He wrote on series such as Silent Witness, Murder In Suburbia, Teachers, Attachments, The Bill, Eastenders and many more. His film, ‘Out of the Game’ for Channel 4 was critically acclaimed – ‘An unflinching portrayal of male friendship.’ (Time Out)

‘The Snowdonia Killings’ is his first novel.

Simon lives in North Wales with his wife and two children.

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Genres: Mystery
New Books
September 2022

The Portmeirion Killings
(DI Ruth Hunter, book 13)
January 2023

In Too Deep
(Anglesey, book 2)
February 2023

The Llandudno Pier Killings
(DI Ruth Hunter, book 14)
Simon McCleave recommends
The Game (2022)
Scott Kershaw
"An exciting rollercoaster of a book which kept me totally hooked. A fascinating and original concept with characters that really leapt off the page. I couldn't put it down."

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