Exciting new website news and updates coming January 2019



December 2018


I’m thrilled to have tied for first place for the European Crime Fiction Star Award, (AKA ‘The Ripper’ award), together with Scandinavian writer Arne Dalh. Created by Mord am Hellweg,  the largest crime festival in Europe, the award is held every two years and is presented for ‘outstanding services to crime literature within Europe’

The winner is taken from a shortlist of international authors, and decided by a public vote. This is the first time the award has ever been tied (apparently there were three recounts to make sure), and I’m doubly honoured to be the first-ever British recipient.

The awards ceremony will be held in in Unna, Germany, in February 2019, so I’ll be reporting back on how it went. Congratulations to Arne, and many thanks to everyone who voted for me!

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Welcome to the first blog

Welcome to my first-ever blog. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, but somehow never quite got around to. 2018 has been a busy year, but I’m happy to report that the sixth David Hunter thriller, The Scent of Death is now finished. It’s an exciting time, and I’m looking forward to sharing news as it comes along.

One development I can share straight away is that my Facebook page will be much more active from now on.

You can visit it here so please keep checking for news, updates and competitions.

January 2018

25th January - The new David Hunter thriller, The Restless Dead published in paperback by Bantam.

November 2017

21st October - Göttingen Crime Reading East-Frisia Crime Festival 20th - Leer 19th - Aurich

October 2017

17th - 20th October - Austrian tour: 17th, Vienna Kriminacht Festival; 18th. Linz Literursalon, 19th Salzburg Krimifest, 20th Tyrol Crime Festival, Innsbruck. 15th October - Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffield. In conversation with thriller writer Mick Herron, moderated by Harriet Earle. Millennium Gallery, 4pm 12th October - Frinton-on-Sea Literary Festival. In conversation with historical thriller writer Antonia Hodgson. Frinton Tennis Club, 7pm. 5th October - Totenfang/The Restless Dead reaches no. 2 on the Germany’s Speigel Paperback Bestseller Charts.

September 2017

22nd September - Totenfang, the German translation of The Restless Dead, is published by Rowohlt Taschenbuch

June 2017

June 24th: Big Book Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 16.00 - Festival website

May 2017

May 24th. The Restless Dead published in Poland as Niespokojni Zmarli, by Czarna Owca. 

May 2017

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May 23rd: A Crime Writing Quartet: Simon Beckett talks Crime writing with Luca Veste, Dave Jackson and Mark Roberts, Waterstones Liverpool, 18.30. More info/tickets