25th February 2019

Award ceremony for the European Crime Fiction Star Award

18th February – 4th March

The Scent of Death blog tour.  


12th April 2019

The Scent of Death published in hardback by Bantam Press

March 2019

The Scent of Death German reading tour, details TBA.

21st February 2019

e-book edition of The Scent of Death

12th February 2019

German edition of The Scent of Death (Die ewigen Toten) published as a Wunderlich hardback

January 2018

25th January - The new David Hunter thriller, The Restless Dead published in paperback by Bantam.

December 2018


Simon Beckett and Scandinavian writer Arne Dahl have tied in first place for the European Crime Fiction Star Award. Also known as ‘The Ripper’, the award is made every two years by Mord am Hellweg, Europe’s largest international crime festival. This is the first time two authors have tied for the award, and Simon is the first British winner.

The award ceremony will be held on February 25th in Unna, Germany.

To buy tickets click here.

To read Simon’s blog click here.

November 2017

21st October - Göttingen Crime Reading East-Frisia Crime Festival 20th - Leer 19th - Aurich

October 2017

17th - 20th October - Austrian tour: 17th, Vienna Kriminacht Festival; 18th. Linz Literursalon, 19th Salzburg Krimifest, 20th Tyrol Crime Festival, Innsbruck. 15th October - Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffield. In conversation with thriller writer Mick Herron, moderated by Harriet Earle. Millennium Gallery, 4pm 12th October - Frinton-on-Sea Literary Festival. In conversation with historical thriller writer Antonia Hodgson. Frinton Tennis Club, 7pm. 5th October - Totenfang/The Restless Dead reaches no. 2 on the Germany’s Speigel Paperback Bestseller Charts.