Chris Simms is an English author of the Detective Spicer series and the Sean Blake Mystery series.

Simms grew up in rural Sussex who had a love of reading from a young age thanks to his father reading him the ghost stories of MR James by the campfire. He read throughout his life, but didn’t take up writing until after his 30th birthday. The story of his first novel came just after his birthday when his car broken down on the side of the road. Chris was named as one of Waterstones ’25 Authors for the Future’.

Publication Order of DI Jon Spicer Books

Killing the Beasts (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shifting Skin (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Savage Moon (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell's Fire (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Edge (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut Adrift (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping Dogs (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Games (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of DC Iona Khan Books

Scratch Deeper (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Price to Pay (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of DC Sean Blake Books

Loose Tongues (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marked Men (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Outside the White Lines (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pecking Order (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sing Me to Sleep (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rats' Nest (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Starlings & Other Stories(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Many Deadly Returns(2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Killing the Beasts is the first book in the Detective Spicer series. The story begins after a series of brutal killings have shaken Manchester. All of the victims were murdered in their own homes and in a similar fashion. The killer has no apparent motive and the police are left baffled. DI Jon Spicer is on the case and he absolutely refuses to give up. The investigation is fast-moving and he needs to tread carefully as even the most innocent action might cost him a high price. Simms’ first Spicer novel is a fast-moving police procedural that grips you and doesn’t let you go until the end.

Simms is also the author of the Sean Blake series which begins with Loose Tongues. The story introduces us to Blake in his first week on the job with the Greater Manchester Police as a series of brutal and bizarre killings are taking place. The crimes are horrific with women being murdered in their homes and then a mobile phone is found in their throat. Despite the violence, there is no signs of struggle or forced entry in the homes and the police have no leads. Blake can’t waste any time in his investigation as he looks for a motive from a disturbing killer.

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