Simon Booker

Simon Booker


Author and screenwriter Simon Booker writes prime time TV drama for the BBC, ITV and US TV. His credits include BBC1’s Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries starring Diana Rigg; ITV1 thrillers The Stepfather and The Blind Date; and Perfect Strangers, the CBS romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel. He has written many plays for BBC Radio 4, worked extensively as a producer in television and radio and as a journalist.

Without Trace, his debut novel, was the first in a series of psychological thrillers featuring Morgan Vine, a single mother and investigative journalist who specialises in miscarriages of justice. He followed this with Kill Me Twice in 2017. His latest book, Animal Instinct, begins a new series focusing on ex-policeman Joe Cassidy.

Simon lives in London and Deal. He is a volunteer facilitator in Restorative Justice, working with offenders at HMP Brixton.

Simon Booker @simonbooker

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Terrific, rare footage from April 1968 of THE BEATLES recording a version of HEY JUDE.

My superpower: identifying the actor/presenter doing the voice-over on ads and documentaries. What's yours?


My author attire. #WorldBookDay

The remake of THE SHINING looks a bit shit

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