Simon McCleave is a best-selling crime novelist who lives in North Wales with his wife and two children.
His first book, ‘The Snowdonia Killings’, was released in January 2020 and soon became an Amazon Bestseller, reaching No 1 in the UK Chart and selling over 200,000 copies. His eight subsequent novels in the DI Ruth Hunter Snowdonia Series have all ranked in the Amazon Top 20 and are Amazon Best Sellers. He has sold over a million books and downloads to date. His highly successful London based DC Ruth Hunter Murder Case books, set in the late 1990s, have just been snapped up for an audiobook series by market leader WF Howes.
Simon is extremely excited to have just signed a deal with Publishing giant Harper Collins (Avon) to write a new crime series based on the Isle of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales.
The Snowdonia based DI Ruth Hunter books are now set to be filmed as a major new television series, with shooting to begin in North Wales in 2022.
Simon McCleave was originally born in South London. When leaving University, he worked in television and film development. He was a Script Editor at the BBC and a producer at Channel 4 before working as a Story Analyst in Los Angeles. He worked on films such as ‘The Full Monty’ and television series such as the BBC Crime Drama ‘Between The Lines’. Simon then became a script writer for television and film. He wrote on series such as Silent Witness, Murder In Suburbia, Teachers, Attachments, The Bill, Eastenders and many more.
“During 2020 and 2021, Simon has established himself as one of the most prolific and exciting emerging crime authors in the country, specialising in dark police procedurals, psychologically complex characters and shocking plot twists.’ (The Bookseller, June 2021)