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 is the most Stoke Newington-y name for a dog? I swear I just heard someone in Clissold Park calling out for 'Reiki'. Can you top that? .@StokeyLitFest .@StokeyBookshop .@StokeyUpdates .@clissoldpeople

Hello .@POferriesupdate I'm hosting a family of Ukrainian refugees currently driving to the UK. Are you offering free ferry travel Calais-Dover? If so, how do they apply?


“She walked everywhere. She put her party shoes in a bag and donned her trainers. She walked. Zara believed that a woman should be able to walk home…She was in the heart of her community, ten minutes from home.
'We all need to be talking about what happened to OUR ZARA”

I count fifteen police officers, to disrupt a peaceful protestor. Steve Bray isn't my cup of tea, but free speech and freedom to protest certainly is.

@caitlinmoran Not sure it's productive but it's the way I'm feeling about a lot of issues at the moment & bears repeating
😍 @EllieJaneTaylor

.@thetrainline The June 23 rail strike meant I couldn't make this journey. Why is this ticket non-refundable? Avanti say I must claim through Trainline. Please advise ASAP. Thank you.

My interview with Olena Zelenska from today’s Guardian Saturday magazine on her war, and on watching her husband turn into a wartime leader. With amazing portraits by Antoine d’Agata

Ukrainian high school graduates return to their former school in Chernihiv for a yearbook photo-shoot.

Pictures for the grandkids so that they too will know what Russia has done to Ukraine.


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Anyone else worry that without the guidance of an ethics adviser, Johnson might be tempted to behave in a dodgy manner?

FAO .@MayorofLondon How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own