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Simon Beckett is the bestselling author of the David Hunter series. His books have been translated into 29 languages, appeared in the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller lists and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

A former freelance journalist, Simon has written for The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and Observer. The inspiration for the first David Hunter novel came after a visit to the world-renowned Body Farm in Tennessee introduced him to the work of forensic anthropologists.

The David Hunter books include The Chemistry of Death, Written in Bone, Whispers of the Dead, The Calling of the Grave, The Restless Dead and The Scent of Death. Simon is also the author of several stand-alone novels including Stone Bruises and Where There’s Smoke.

Simon was joint-winner with Arne Dahl of Europe’s largest crime fiction prize – the Ripper Award 2018/19 – he has also won the Raymond Chandler Society’s Marlowe Award and been short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, CWA Dagger in the Library and Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year awards.


To drive awareness of Simon’s David Hunter series and stand-alone novels within the UK market and to international readers – as well as amplifying the hardback and paperback release of The Scent of Death – across his Facebook and Instagram communities.


Simon Beckett – London, UK


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We created content that celebrates the world of forensic anthropology inhabited by his lead character David Hunter – taking readers deep into the isolated locations, the crime scenes and investigations so that they feel as with David Hunter every blood-stained step of the way.


Social media management, initiate community interaction, and drive up audience growth.