Chris Simms has
worked in airports, nightclubs, post offices and telesales centres. He now
lives in Marple, near Stockport, with his wife and four children.
The idea for
his debut novel, Outside the White Lines, came to him in the early hours of the
morning while broken down on the hard shoulder of the M40. His series of DI
Spicer novels 'psychological thrillers set very firmly in Manchester' follow
the abrasive police detective's fortunes as he pursues mad, bad and deadly
individuals through the city's ever-changing landscape.
Publications & Performance History
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'. In
addition to writing novels, Chris edits Case Files, an online magazine that
profiles forthcoming work from members of the Crime Writers Association.
Workshop & Reading Experience
Chris has, for many
years, given talks at libraries throughout the Greater Manchester region.
Melanie Graaf, Bolton
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