Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick was born in Slough, Berkshire and is a British thriller/crime writer. He attended Gillotts School, a comprehensive in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruitpicker and Christmas-tree uprooter. He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1991 with a degree in humanities. Kernick had a passion for crime fiction writing from a young age and produced many short stories during his time at polytechnic. After graduating Kernick joined MMT Computing in London in early 1992, where a relative was the Chairman and Managing Director. Kernick was a key member of the sales team and was very highly regarded. However, he left the company after 4 years in the hope of trying to secure a publishing deal. Despite interest from a number of publishers Kernick was unable to secure a deal, so he joined the sales force of the specialist IT and Business Consultancy Metaskil plc in Aldermaston, Berkshire in 1998 where he remained until he secured his first book deal (The Business of Dying) in September 2001. His novel Relentless was recommended on Richard & Judy's Summer book club 2007. It was the 8th best-selling paperback, and the best-selling thriller in the UK in the same year.

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  1. The Murder Exchange (2003)
  2. The Business of Dying (2002) Dennis Milne #1
  3. The Crime Trade (2004)Tina Boyd #1  
  4. A Good Day to Die (2005) Dennis Milne #2
  5. Relentless (2006)Tina Boyd #2  
  6. Severed (2007)
  7. Deadline (2008)Tina Boyd #3  
  8. Target (2009) Tina Boyd #4  
  9. The Last 10 Seconds (2010)Tina Boyd #5
  10. Payback (2011) Dennis Milne #3
  11. Siege (2012) Scope #1
  12. Ultimatum (2013) Tina Boyd #6  
  13. Stay Alive (2014)Scope #2 
  14. Dead Mans Gift (2014)  Available as 3 parts
  15. The Final Minute (2015) Tina Boyd #7
  16. One by One (2015) Available as 3 parts
  17. The Witness (2016) DI Ray Mason #1
  18. The Bone Field (2017) DI Ray Mason #2
  19. Come and Find Me (Due 5th April 2018)