Chris Simms has worked in airports, nightclubs, post offices and telesales centres. After travelling throughout the world, he settled near Manchester where he lives with his wife and four children.
Along with nominations for the Theakston’s Crime Novel of the Year award and Crime Writers’ Association Dagger awards (for his novels and short stories), Chris was selected by Waterstone’s as one of their ‘25 Authors For The Future’.
He says he is drawn to books that give insights into unusual minds. The twisted desires of Frederick in John Fowles’, The Collector, the tormented thoughts of Scobie in Graham Greene’s Heart of the Matter, the violent urges of Francie in Patrick McCabe’s Butcher Boy all had an influence in shaping Chris as a writer.
To date, he has examined a wide variety of issues in his books, including cosmetic surgery, factory farming and the ‘war on terror’. More recently, he took time out from his DI Spicer series to write two contemporary, novel-length ghost stories. He writes with ‘intelligence and subtlety’ according to The Bookseller.
DI Spicer series
Killing the Beasts
Iona Khan series
A Price to Pay
Outside the White Lines
Sing me to Sleep
For more details please visit Chris’s website www.chrissimms.info