Simon Beckett

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

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Date of birth: 20 April 1960

Simon Beckett is a Sheffield-based crime writer who, while having modest success in the UK, is hugely popular across Europe. His series featuring forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter has sold millions of copies worldwide, particularly in Germany.

Beckett worked as a journalist for years--an assignment took him to the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility (nicknamed the "Body Farm"), where he was inspired to take up writing novels. Before journalism, he earned a Master of Arts degree in English, taught in Spain and played the bongos in several bands.

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Stone Bruises

Stone Bruises

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'Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In their aftermath, the silence descends again. I know then that I'm not going anywhere...Sean is...
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Stone Bruises

Stone Bruises (Paperback)

by Simon Beckett

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 11/09/2014
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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'Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In... Read more

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Written in Bone

Written in Bone (Paperback)

by Simon Beckett

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 07/04/2008
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. 'Tell me who you are...' As a favour to a colleague,... Read more

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Whispers of the Dead

Whispers of the Dead (Paperback)

by Simon Beckett

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 01/01/2010
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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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... Read more

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The Calling of the Grave

The Calling of the Grave (Paperback)

by Simon Beckett

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 02/02/2012
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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When DI Terry Connor turns up on David Hunter's doorstep, it's an unwelcome reminder of the past in more ways than one. The two used to be... Read more

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The Chemistry of Death

The Chemistry of Death (Paperback)

by Simon Beckett

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 09/04/2007
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

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Finding refuge in a quiet rural backwater, Dr David Hunter hoped he might at last have put the past behind him. But then they found what was left of... Read more

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