April 2019

12th The Scent of Death published in hardback by Bantam Press

20-25th March 2019

German reading tour: times and details tbc. 

20th: Munich Crime Festival

21st: Leipzig Book Fair

22nd: Berlin, “Backfabrik”

23rd: Cologne, lit.Cologne (evening)

24th: Cologne, lit.Cologne (morning)

25th February 2019

A great evening at the European Crime Fiction Star ‘Ripper’ award ceremony in Unna, Germany with co-winner Arne Dahl. 

28th February 2019

Die ewigen Toten remains No.1 in the German bestseller list for a second week. 

25th February 2019

Award ceremony for the European Crime Fiction Star Award.


21st February 2019

The German translation of The Scent of Death, Die ewigen Toten enters the Spiegel hardback bestseller list at No.1. Thanks to everyone at Rowohlt for all their hard work.  

21st February 2019

e-book edition of The Scent of Death

13th February 2019

Broadcast of arts programme SRF Kulturplatz interview broadcast on Swiss TV.

12th February 2019

12th German edition of The Scent of Death (Die ewigen Toten) published as a Wunderlich hardback

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.