About Simon

Simon Booker

Hello, and thank you for checking out my website. I’m an author and screenwriter with many credits in primetime drama on BBC1 and ITV. I’ve written original thrillers like The Stepfather for ITV1, penned BBC1 adaptations such as Just William, and worked on long-running series including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries starring the wonderful Diana Rigg. I’ve also written romantic comedies for American TV, including Perfect Strangers starring Anna Friel and Rob Lowe (and yes, his eyes really are that blue). I started my writing career with a collection of plays for BBC Radio 4 and have worked extensively as a TV and radio producer, and as a journalist.

If you click to the videos page, you can watch The Stepfather, my 2-part ITV psychological thriller starring the brilliant Philip Glenister.

You can also check out the trailer for my debut novel, Without Trace

It’s the first in a series of psychological thrillers featuring Morgan Vine, a single mother and journalist who specialises in miscarriages of justice. I enjoy writing for TV but it’s great to branch out into new territory. And I hope Morgan Vine might one day show up on a screen near you. Watch this space…

I live in London and Deal, Kent. I’m a volunteer facilitator in restorative justice, working with offenders at HMP Brixton. My partner is fellow crime writer Melanie (M.J.) McGrath. We often discuss murder methods over breakfast.

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Get ‘Without Trace’

Without trace available at Amazon Without trace available on kobo  Without trace available at Barnes and Noble