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Simon Kurt Unsworth - Author

About the Author

Simon Unsworth was born in Manchester and has achieved great success in the art of short story writing, having been published widely and nominated for both the World Fantasy Award and Edge Hill Short Story Collection prize.

Featured books by Simon Kurt Unsworth

The Devil's Detective

The Devil's Detective

Author: Simon Kurt Unsworth Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Solving crimes was the purpose of the Information Men, yet they almost never achieved it, and even when they did, the facts they scraped free were lost, buried again in the labyrinthine mess of the Bureaucracy.

Other books by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Devil's Evidence

Devil's Evidence

Author: Simon Kurt Unsworth Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

A stunning new thriller from the critically acclaimed author of The Devil's Detective. When a violent outbreak of fires plunges his city into chaos, Thomas Fool, commander of Hell's Information Men, finds himself outsmarted by a shadowy new department called the Evidence.Sent away to Heaven on a diplomatic mission he discovers murder has come to paradise, yet no one is willing to admit it. As tensions mount on both sides of the afterlife, can Fool solve the ultimate paradox?

The Devil's Evidence

The Devil's Evidence

Author: Simon Kurt Unsworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

A stunning new thriller from the critically acclaimed author of The Devil's Detective. When a violent outbreak of fires plunges his city into chaos, Thomas Fool, commander of Hell's Information Men, finds himself outsmarted by a shadowy new department called the Evidence. Sent away to Heaven on a diplomatic mission he discovers murder has come to paradise, yet no one is willing to admit it. As tensions mount on both sides of the afterlife, can Fool solve the ultimate paradox?

The Devil's Detective

The Devil's Detective

Author: Simon Kurt Unsworth Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Solving crimes was the purpose of the Information Men, yet they almost never achieved it, and even when they did, the facts they scraped free were lost, buried again in the labyrinthine mess of the Bureaucracy.

Devil's Detective

Devil's Detective

Author: Simon Kurt Unsworth Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2015

Welcome to hell....... where skinless demons patrol the lakes and the waves of Limbo wash against the outer walls, while the souls of the Damned float on their surface, waiting to be collected.When an unidentified, brutalised body is discovered, the case is assigned to Thomas Fool, one of Hell's detectives, known as 'Information Men'. But how do you investigate a murder where death is commonplace and everyone is guilty of something?A stunningly original blend of crime, horror and suspense, The Devil's Detective is a bold new thriller that will shock and amaze.

Mammoth Books presents Mami Wata

Mammoth Books presents Mami Wata

Author: Simon Kurt Unsworth Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2012

When I was first asked to contribute to Exotic Gothic 3 (which was to feature Gothic-influenced stories in non-Gothic environments), I agreed without really thinking about it,"e; Unsworth explains, "e;and then spent a long time struggling, trying to work out how, precisely, I was going to manage it or quite how to make a start. "e;I knew what I wanted to do, sort of, but not exactly how to do it, so one day alarmingly close to the deadline I did a fun thing: I freewheeled through Google. Using a small document about Zambian myths and cultures I found online (I set the story in Zambia for no reason other than an old family friend lives there and it seemed exotic in Gothic terms), I used one Zambian word from it as a search term and read what came up, took one intriguing Zambian term from the search results and searched for that, etc, and disappeared into Google's merry depths. "e;I ended up with an academic paper about a particular myth, a travel blog about a sort of beer made from corn and a weird little 'my God's better than your God' blog by a kid in Africa, and somewhere in the middle of that, the story appeared.

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