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

What an incredible, heartbreaking piece by @charlotteraven

Great recap of #Succession before season 3 kicks off on Monday, and I cannot cannot cannot WAIT


READ NOW!!! The New Mother: A completely gripping psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist by @thatjuliacrouch

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Warms the heart

Just paid my window cleaner.

The job took exactly one hour.

In my next life, I'm going to be a window cleaner.

Police say the 18-year-old missing from Herne Bay may not be wearing any shoes

Do come and work with @WomensPlayPrize @painesplough @katieposner @forty_fivenorth!

It's not long now until our Oct 26th 7pm triple author #InConversation with our friends @TeamBATC.

Join @simonbooker, @muninnherself, & @KeelingFlorence for a jam packed evening.

We'll be live on our Facebook page, you wouldn't want to miss it!


TWO WEEKS to go till our @ExeterLibrary x @LibrariesUnLtd x @TeamBATC #DigitalOriginals Night in with @simonbooker @muninnherself @KeelingFlorence #InConversation with @karenhuxtable!

Set a reminder in your calendar and join us on their Book of Faces page at 7pm!

Normally the estimable ⁦@MarinaHyde⁩ gives me a smile or two with her column. Not today.

The Society of Authors @Soc_of_Authors and Author's Licensing & Collecting Society @ALCS_UK have called for a substantial increase in the fund for @PLR_UK, as part of @GOVUK's Comprehensive Spending review:

They're just going to get away with it, aren't they? It won't even be a case of 'deputy heads will roll'. No consequences for mismanaging the biggest public health crisis of our age. What weird times these are.

It's not about hindsight at all. It's about judgement and a capacity for reason. They got it wrong. Then they failed to listen to critical voices. And they therefore got it wrong again. Their arrogance led to the greatest public health calamity of our lifetime.

And still we insist on thinking that only human behaviour is truly unique and special.