Books by Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick was born way back in 1966 in the less-than-quaint London satellite town of Slough. After leaving school in the mid 1980s with not much to yell about in the way of qualifications, he worked in a variety of jobs including labourer on a road-bu


SIEGE by Simon Kernick
THRILLERS
Released: June 4, 2013

"Kernick is a first-rate storyteller. Readers will have no trouble hating this book's bad guys, who lack even a glimmer of humanity."
The latest from the best-selling British author (The Business of Dying, 2003, etc.); this thriller was partially inspired by a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. Read full book review >
A GOOD DAY TO DIE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"It's an appealing conceit, but after three solid efforts (The Crime Trade, 2005, etc.), some serious over-plotting and a Grand Guignol finale make Kernick's fourth a bit of a mess."
A good cop turns expert hit-man. Read full book review >
THE CRIME TRADE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 23, 2005

"Nothing fancy here, but the cast is strong, the plot solid and clearly Kernick knows that the angels and devils are both in the details."
The third from Kernick (The Murder Exchange, 2004, etc.) adds him to the company of the English police procedural elite. Read full book review >
THE MURDER EXCHANGE by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 21, 2004

"Compulsively readable. As in his debut (The Business of Dying, 2003), Kernick does noir to a James M. Cain turn. "
Murderous thugs, heartless babes, bent cops, sex, sadism, buckets of blood: Kernick serves up a second sizzling London broil. Read full book review >
THE BUSINESS OF DYING by Simon Kernick
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 16, 2003

"Nicely plotted and briskly paced, with a voice not unlike James M. Cain's in Double Indemnity."
"Bent" is in the eye of the beholder in this impressive English debut about a cop run afoul of the law. Read full book review >