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 is his debut novel, the first in a series of psychological thrillers featuring Morgan Vine, a single mother and investigative journalist who specialises in miscarriages of justice.

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


Simon Booker @simonbooker

Or maybe they're just humourless idiots. FFS! Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Victoria Wood, Sarah Silverman, Sarah Millican, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Julia Louis-Dreyfus etc etc ad freakin' nauseam... Also: Ayisha Malik!

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Brave is having type 1 diabetes, yet knowing your insulin supply is threatened.

Brave is gritting your teeth & doing the job of 3 nurses, because 2 have quit over Brexit.

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Bit late but so thrilled with Saturday's @TelegraphBooks' review of @mcgrathmj's #TheGuiltyParty - 'psychologically acute', 'deeply satisfying' and 'easily the best' of the chum noir (a term I intend to steal) out there. Thanks @JakeKerridge, brilliant to know you enjoyed

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New TV script op for women writers, thanks to @TheWritersGuild 's #EqualityWrites campaign. There has to be a level playing field for ALL writers.

Male and female writers’ media coverage reveals ‘marked bias’

France 🇫🇷 have banned supermarkets from throwing away unsold food and clothing, and instead they have to donate it to charities. Please retweet if you think that your country should be doing the same.