WorldCat Identities

Kernick, Simon

Works: 102 works in 639 publications in 13 languages and 11,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Noir fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6111.E76, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Kernick
The business of dying by Simon Kernick( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant Dennis Milne accidentally kills two respectable customs officers and an accountant in a case of mistaken identity, then later finds an eighteen-year-old Miriam Fox with her throat slashed. He must find Miriam's killer while dodging arrest for his own crimes as a war of morality rages in his mind
Siege : a thriller by Simon Kernick( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London is under attack. An unknown number of its citizens are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the luxurious Stanhope Hotel on Park Lane, demanding the government meet their requests within five hours--or they will blow up the building and everyone still inside it. Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. A few try to escape. All are united by their desire to live. And at the center of it all is one man who has information so dangerous that it must be kept safe--at any price. Darkness falls. The gunmen become increasingly violent. One question is on everyone's mind: Will any of them survive the night?
A good day to die by Simon Kernick( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Dennis Milne--now living under an assumed identity in the Philippines--hears that his old friend and colleague Malik has been gunned down in a restaurant, he decides to go back to the violent city he once called home and bring the murderer to justice. Milne arrives in a pre-Christmas London that is cold and hostile. But he is no longer a policeman; no longer charged with keeping the peace and upholding the law. Although his old friends at the King's Cross station do not know that Milne is back in town, it soon becomes clear that his arrival has been expected by men who are after his blood. Hungry for revenge and determined to uphold his own very rough brand of justice, Milne searches for the person behind his friend's demise--and leaves a trail of death and destruction more wide-reaching than even he could have expected"--Publisher website (January 2007)
The murder exchange by Simon Kernick( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next from critically acclaimed author Simon Kernick, ex-mercenary Max Iversson accompanies a nightclub owner to an ill-fated rendezvous in a deserted North London industrial estate. Three men have been shot, and the briefcase Iversson has been guarding is empty--and he wants to know why
The crime trade by Simon Kernick( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Operation Surgical Strike, a police sting designed to catch Colombian drug traffickers in the act of selling a large consignment of cocaine to undercover police officers, goes horribly wrong, suspicion quickly falls on one of the police officers involved: "Stegs" Jenner. Stegs is no ordinary cop. Something of a maverick, he has in the past played the role of a criminal just a little too well. Now suspended from duty, and with his close friend killed in the shoot-out, he determines to go at it alone. DI John Gallan and his partner Tina Boyd are part of the subsequent investigation that will take them to the heart of one of London's most notorious criminal gangs. What they cannot know is that they've also embarked on a journey that will lead one of them straight into the rifle sights of the enemy
Ultimatum : a thriller by Simon Kernick( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A race-against-time thriller about a terrorist threat in London
The last 10 seconds by Simon Kernick( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ex-police officer John Cone is found lying wounded in a room full of dead bodies, he has a terrifying story to tell. Three days earlier he was hired by a mysterious client to snatch a suspected serial killer, Andrew Kent (aka the Penthouse Predator) from custody while he's being transferred between prisons
Relentless by Simon Kernick( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life for ever: his friend Jack Calley, a high-flying City lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Calley is murdered. His last words, spoken to his killer, are the first two lines of Meron's address. Confused and terrified, Meron scoops up his children and hurries out of the house. Whithin minutes a car pulls up outside, and three men get out. It's clear that they're coming for him. He's being hunted and has no idea why. And with his wife missing, an undentified corpse in her office, and the police after him for murder, Meron's life's about to get one hell of a lot worse."--BOOK JACKET
Stay alive by Simon Kernick( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a sunny afternoon, and you're deep in the country on a river trip with your family. You're nearing journey's end when a shot rings out - and your whole life changes in an instant. A woman is coming towards you, chased by three gunmen. It's clear she's in terrible danger. And now you are too. Because although you don't know it, she harbours a deadly secret. Night falls. You're running, terrified, desperate to find safety. All you know is that the men hunting you have killed before. And if they catch you, you'll be next
Target by Simon Kernick( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rob Fallon gets drunk and ends up in his friend's girlfriend's apartment, he's feeling guilty before anything's happened. But guilt quickly turns to shock when two men break into the apartment, abduct Jenny, and try to kill Rob. He escapes, but when he reports the abduction to the police no one believes him.--Publisher
The payback by Simon Kernick( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Milne is a man with a past, and a past that involves murder. A former cop, he's earned his living killing the bad guys -- drug-dealers, corrupt business men -- people who, in his opinion, deserve to die. For the past two days, he's been in Manila, waiting for his next target: a young woman who's made herself some poor life-choices, and some even worse enemies. DI Tina Boyd is a woman on a mission. Tough, spiky and determined, she's looking for the man she holds responsible for the death of her lover. She knows he's ruthless. She knows he's dangerous. But he's in Manila, and she's determined to find and kill him -- before he kills her
The witness by Simon Kernick( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jane Kinnear witnesses her lover's murder, she suddenly finds herself the target of his killer. Rushed to an anonymous police safehouse after an attempt on her life, it soon becomes clear that the man she thought she knew was actually an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack. But while Jane tries to piece together a description of the killer and provide the clues that will identify him and help stop an attack, she doesn't know that the killer has already found out where she is. And now he's coming
Deadline by Simon Kernick( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Devane is terrified. Her thirteen-year-old daughter, Anna, has been kidnapped from her house while she was away on business. Her husband - Anna's stepfather - has also disappeared. There is no sign of forced entry. Andrea has already received a ransom demand stating that her daughter will die if she does not pay two million pounds in cash
The final minute by Simon Kernick( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a traumatic car accident wipes out his memory, Matt Barron retreats to his sister's house in rural Wales to begin his slow recovery. But something's wrong. He keeps having a recurring dream of being in a house with a group of dead bodies and a bloody knife in his hand, and he's beginning to have real doubts that he is who his sister says he is. Then one night, the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable, and Matt is forced to flee for his life. He needs to find out who he is, whatever the cost, and there's only one person who can help: ex Met cop turned private detective, Tina Boyd. But Matt's a hunted man and, as Tina digs into his background, she suddenly finds herself in the firing line, too
Severed by Simon Kernick( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straight off I knew it was going to be a bad day. The room was stifling hot; and when I did finally manage to drag open my eyes, all I could see was blood. I thought I'd stepped into the middle of a nightmare. But I was wrong. The nightmare was only just beginning
The bone field by Simon Kernick( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bones of a 21-year old woman who went missing without trace in Thailand in 1990, are discovered in the grounds of an old Catholic school in Buckinghamshire, an enduring mystery takes on a whole new twist. Her boyfriend at the time, and the man who reported her missing, Henry Forbes, now a middle-aged university lecturer, comes forward with his lawyer and tells DI Ray Mason of the Met's Homicide Command that he knows what happened to Kitty, and who killed her. So begins a hunt for the truth that will focus on a ruthless crime gang, a rich, dysfunctional family with a terrible past, and a highly ambitious man so cruel and ruthless that he must be brought down at any cost
Wrong time, wrong place by Simon Kernick( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever been in the wrong place, at the wrong time? Would you stop to help a stranger in trouble, even if it means putting your life in danger?
Target by Simon Kernick( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Fallon's evening goes horribly wrong when he returns from the bathroom to find his date, Jenny, being brutally abducted by two men. Then they try to kill him, but he manages to escape and reports the abduction to the police, but they don't believe him. Then he finds himself the target of faceless killers who want him out of the way
Severed by Simon Kernick( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ex-soldier Dan Tyler wakes up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood, with no idea how he got there, he thinks he's stepped into the middle of someone else's nightmare. But this is reality. And the corpse beside him is Leah, a girl he's only just met
The hanged man by Simon Kernick( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house deep in the countryside where the remains of seven unidentified women have just been discovered. A cop ready to risk everything in the hunt for their killers. A man who has seen the murders and is now on the run in fear of his life. So begins the race to track down this witness before the killers do. For Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd, the road ahead is a dangerous one, with bodies and betrayal at every turn
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The business of dying
A good day to dieThe murder exchangeThe crime tradeThe last 10 secondsRelentlessTargetThe paybackDeadlineSevered
Alternative Names
Kernick, Simon.

Kernick, Simon, 1966-

Simon Kernick britischer Krimiautor

Simon Kernick Brits auteur

Саймън Кърник

カーニック, サイモン