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
JOINT-WINNER OF THE EUROPEAN CRIME FICTION STAR AWARD, 2018/19
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.
21st October – Göttingen Crime Reading East-Frisia Crime Festival 20th – Leer 19th – Aurich
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.
22nd September – Totenfang, the German translation of The Restless Dead, is published by Rowohlt Taschenbuch
June 24th: Big Book Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 16.00 – Festival website
May 24th. The Restless Dead published in Poland as Niespokojni Zmarli, by Czarna Owca.
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May 23rd: A Crime Writing Quartet: Simon Beckett talks Crime writing with Luca Veste, Dave Jackson and Mark Roberts, Waterstones Liverpool, 18.30. More info/tickets
25th January – The new David Hunter thriller, The Restless Dead published in paperback by Bantam.
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.
Restless Dead publication date
The Restless Dead will be published in the UK as a Bantam Press hardback on 6th April 2017.