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Simon Whaley

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Simon Whaley lives in rural Shropshire, having escaped from Greater London in the late 1990s. His first published piece was a word search puzzle, aged 17, and he’s since written over 840 articles in publications as varied as BBC Countryfile, Country Walking, Cheshire Life, SelfBuild & Design, The People’s Friend, The Daily Express, The Observer, Outdoor Photography, Coast, The Simple Things and Writing Magazine.

His first book, One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in September 2003, with an initial print run of 10,000 copies. By the end of December 2003, over 100,000 copies had been sold to bookshops, and the book spent three weeks on the UK’s Top Ten Non-Fiction paperback bestseller lists. (Lifetime sales now exceed over a quarter of a million copies.) He became a full-time writer in January 2004. He’s since written over a dozen non-fiction books, and recently published the second novel in his Marquess of Mortiforde cosy crime series.

Books by Simon Whaley

  • Blooming Murder Blooming Murder


  • Foraging for Murder Foraging for Murder


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