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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Those lovely folks .@BoomRadioUK are letting me play The Beatles, Carlos Santana, Nat King Cole and other lifelong fave raves tonight at 9pm.

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As it's #BlackFriday I'm offering up to 20% discount on my mentoring fees. I specialise in story development and #submission packages – inc. how to nail that dreaded #synopsis. Crime fic/psych thrillers only. DMs open for info. Until midnight Mon 28. #WIP #amwriting #amediting

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Au revoir .@HadleyFreeman You will be missed! Celebrities? They’re all a bit weird … Hadley Freeman on 22 years interviewing stars

The Beatles, Santana, Nat King Cole - just some of the tracks I'll be featuring on .@BoomRadioUK Sunday 9pm

Moving and Shaking on my little book birthday! Thanks to everyone who has downloaded Setting Sail!

Lovely to see @simonbooker #ThreesACrowd in the @LoveReadinguk email today as a Super Staff Pick!

'A wonderfully entertaining romantic comedy with a fabulous blend of sweet and sharp notes'

“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
Malcolm X

Media and Journalism Studies teachers everywhere will be grateful to @MetroUK for this wonderful illustration.

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A very powerful protest and they are risking their lives.

Three quid? THREE QUID...?? 'What if an estranged father and son fell in love with the same woman?'

I know I sound like a stuck record but if we lose our NHS this is where we are heading - 27k for a kidney stone! Fight fight fight people of the UK. Don’t say you haven’t been warned #SaveOurNHS

Love @millyjohnson on today’s episode of #theshiftwithsambaker podcast. We talked class, sexism, being part of the sandwich generation & being patronised by the literary establishment (amongst other things)! She doesn’t take any prisoners that one! @ed_pr

Beautiful morning in beautiful Clissold Park @StokeyLitFest @clissoldpeople @welovestokey

Looking forward to a busy Saturday @TheDealBookshop @Deal_Town