6th – The new David Hunter thriller, The Restless Dead, published in the UK as a Bantam Hardback
1st-18th – The Restless Dead UK blog tour*
German reading tour
9th – Export edition of The Restless Dead polished as a Bantam trade paperback. Also available as an ebook edition
Totenfang, the German translation of The Restless Dead, ranked No. 10 in Buchreport’s bestselling hardback of 2016, and 6th bestselling title in Germany across all genres and formats, despite only being published in October. Many thanks and congratulations to Rowohlt for making the book such a success.
Totenfang awarded Bronze in Germany’s Der Leserpreis, 2016, a reader’s prize run by Lovelybooks.de.
Simon’s first readings from Totenfang at the Mord am Hellweg crime festival in Unna and the Hamburg Crime Festival on November 2nd and 3rd were each attended by over 800 people. Thanks to the organisers of both festivals, moderator Günter Kiel, and actors Joe Bausch and Andreas Grötzinger for their German readings.
26th – Totenfang No.3 in Germany’s Spiegel bestseller list.
23rd – A marathon 2 hour signing at the Frankfurt Book Fair sold out all 400 copies of Totenfang. A big thank you to the readers who queued patiently from before 9.00 in the morning.
21st – Simon and German actor Johannes Steck were presented with a Platinum Disc at the Frankfurt Book Fair after the German audiobook of The Chemistry of Death (Die Chemie des Todes) reached 200,000 sales. It’s an incredible achievement, so congratulations and many thanks to Johannes and publishers Audiobuch.
14th – The fifth David Hunter novel, The Restless Dead, is pubished in Germany as a Wunderlich hardback.