Chris Simms's first book ‘Pecking Order’ won so many awards, including Best British Crime Novel, that publishers and book sellers confidently predicted a bright future for this young author. And they were right. Each of his subsequent book has received awards and unanimous praise from professionals and public alike. Chris pulls no punches and his books are often on the dark side of detective fiction but his research and technical ability are immaculate. Said to be the author whom real detectives praise highly as accurate and realistic, he tells a brilliant, usually nail-biting story in a style that is definitely classed as ‘unputdownable’.