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Simon Kernick

Thriller writer, whose meticulously researched books are usually set against a backdrop of the underbelly of UK crime.

25/01/1966 -

Simon Kernick biography and information

  • Simon Kernick's first published novel was The Business of Dying, the 2002 crime thriller starring cynical London detective sergeant Dennis Milne.

  • Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruit-picker and Christmas-tree uprooter.
  • After graduating Kernick joined MMT Computing in London in early 1992, where a relative was the Chairman and Managing Director. He left the company after four years in the hope of trying to secure a publishing deal. 
  • Simon researches his book through numerous contacts in the police and security services including Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.

Similar authors to Simon Kernick

Ian RankinPeter James and PD James.


Books by Simon Kernick

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Knives out: Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012

Posted on 19th Oct, 2012

TV, film and publishing came together last night at this year's Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards, otherwise known as the CWA Daggers.