Scott Hunter was born in Romford, Essex in 1956. His writing career was kick-started after he won first prize in the Sunday Express Short Story Competition in 1996. He divides his time between writing and drumming. He has recorded with internationally renowned rock band ‘Jethro Tull’ and appeared in concert with 70’s popsters ‘Mungo Jerry’. He has recently published his thirteenth novel, ‘Closer to the Dead’, the ninth novel in the popular DCI Brendan Moran crime series. The first book in his new series featuring ex-DC Cameron Kyle is due for publication in October 2022.
Scott lives in Berkshire with his wife and two youngest children. He was long-listed for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Novel Competition for ‘The Ley Lines of Lushbury’ and won the Sunday Express Short Story Competition a few years back for his historical entry set in the English Civil War. He was shortlisted for the CWA-sponsored Margery Allingham Short Story Competition in 2015 and went on to win the competition in 2022.