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Chris Simms has worked in airports, nightclubs, post offices and telesales centres. Along with nominations for Crime Writers' Association Daggers and the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year award, Chris was selected by Waterstones as one of their '25 authors for the future'.

The idea for his debut novel, Outside the White Lines, came to him in the early hours of the morning while broken down on the hard shoulder of the M40.
His series of DI Spicer novels - psychological thrillers set very firmly in Manchester - follow the police detective's fortunes as he pursues mad, bad and deadly individuals through the city's ever-changing landscape.

Genres: Mystery
DI Jon Spicer
   1. Killing The Beasts (2005)
   2. Shifting Skin (2006)
   3. Savage Moon (2007)
   4. Hell's Fire (2008)
   5. The Edge (2009)
   6. Cut Adrift (2010)
   7. Sleeping Dogs (2014)
   8. Death Games (2017)
   9. Dark Angel (2021)
Chris Simms recommends
For Reasons Unknown (2015)
(DCI Matilda Darke, book 1)
Michael Wood
"An appealing – and refreshingly human – lead character is swept along in this ingeniously plotted, fast paced debut."

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