Simon Beckett





Simon Beckett


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in Sheffield, The United Kingdom
April 20, 1960

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After an MA in English, Simon Beckett spent several years as a property repairer before a stint teaching in Spain. Back in the UK, he played percussion in several bands. He has been a freelance journalist since 1992, writing for The Times, The Independent on Sunday Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and other major British publications. In 2002, as part of an article on the National Forensic Academy, he visited the Body Farm in Tennessee. This last commission was the inspiration behind the internationally bestselling The Chemistry of Death, which was shortlisted for the CWA's Duncan Lawrie Dagger and has been translated into 21 languages. Simon Beckett is married and lives in Sheffield. The author of six novels, his second David Hunt ...more

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“When it comes to misfortune, we are all selfish at heart, offering up the same prayers: not me, not mine. Not yet.”
Simon Beckett, Written in Bone

“Nie ma drugich szans, są tylko inne. Jakąkolwiek podejmiesz decyzję, życie zawsze będzie inne niż wtedy, gdybyś podjął inną.”
Simon Beckett, The Chemistry of Death

“Śmierć, ów proces alchemii na wspak, w którym złoto życia ulega rozbiciu na cuchnące składniki wyjściowe.”
Simon Beckett, The Chemistry of Death

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