Simon Beckett

Simon Beckett

Sheffield-born crime writer - author of Whispers of the Dead...

After an MA in English, Simon Beckett spent several years as a property repairer before a stint teaching in Spain. Back in the UK, he played percussion in several bands. He has been a freelance journalist since 1992, writing for The Times, The Independent on Sunday Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and other major British publications.

Some of his more memorable assignments have included going on police drugs raids, touring brothels with a vice unit, trying to learn how to win a gun fight in Nevada and visiting The Body Farm in Tennessee, which formed the inspiration for his first David Hunter novel, The Chemistry of Death. Simon Beckett is married and lives in Sheffield. The second David Hunter novel is Written In Bone. The third in the series is Whispers of the Dead.

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Name: Simon Beckett

Date of birth: 20/04/60

Place of birth: Sheffield

Current Home: Sheffield

Education: Frecheville Comprehensive School, BA (Hons) English Studies at Sheffield Polytechnic, MA in UK and US Literature at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Similar Authors: Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Kathryn Fox


Whispers of the Dead

Whispers of the Dead


The victim has been bound and tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition...A second body is found. A nightmare is about to begin...A serial killer is at work and the death toll is rising...A brutal abduction - a helpless victim is...
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