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

CSI pioneer and mother of forensic Frances Glessner Lee created miniature crime scene dioramas made for the purpose of training homicide detectives, most of which are still in use today. We will create our own at KW Festival this year. Join us!

Latest crime fiction reviews, including @doug_johnstone @stephycha @LizMooreBooks & #RebeccaWait

Date for your diaries - Mon 10th Feb.
Venue: Astor Theatre 7.30pm.

Tickets on sale at The Astor.

Today I rejoined .@UKLabour to help elect a leader who can actually win a general election. #hint

If you have access to a 24-hour US news channel eg .@CBSNews showing the impeachment trial of Captain Corrupto, aka .@realDonaldTrump, how are you supposed to ever leave the house again? Asking for a me. #sendpizza

A single seat in the stalls for a show at a certain London theatre - £320. I kid you not. #endofdays

"What is this country? Where are going and what are we doing with it?"

@royboywilliams and @Clint_Dyer_ on #DeathOfEngland

FFAS #37867. What is WRONG with people?!

Terrific course for any wannabe crime authors out there... #newyearkickstart

London writers, don’t miss this. @carolinesgreen

Love this so much. A writing competition for children in care. Please do retweet and share with you networks. I wished I known I could write back would have made such a difference...

This guy stole my answer.

I'm certainly not one to whitewash George W. Bush's legacy, but I stumbled across this video clip from about a decade ago. It's pretty striking as a comparison to Trump. In 2011, Bush warned about -- and denounced -- everything that Trump stands for.