Simon Toyne

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Simon Toyne
Self-portrait photograph
Self-portrait photograph
BornSimon James Toyne
(1968-02-29) 29 February 1968 (age 51)
Cleethorpes, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Alma materGoldsmiths College
GenreThriller, adventure, mystery, conspiracy
Notable works"Sanctus"
"The Key"
"The Tower"
"Solomon Creed"
"The Boy Who Saw"
SpouseKathryn Rayward (m.2003)
ChildrenRoxanna Toyne, Stanley Toyne, Betsy Toyne

Simon Toyne (born 29 February 1968) is a British writer of thriller fiction, including the Sanctus Trilogy and Solomon Creed series.


Simon Toyne is the bestselling[citation needed] author of the Sanctus Trilogy (Sanctus, The Key, The Tower). He wrote Sanctus after quitting his job as a TV executive to focus on writing. It became the biggest selling debut thriller of 2011 in the UK[citation needed] and an international bestseller.[citation needed] His books have been translated into 27 languages and published in over 50 countries.

In summer 2013 he signed a five book deal with HarperCollins for a new series following an enigmatic character called Solomon Creed on an epic quest of personal redemption. The first book in the series (called Solomon Creed in the United Kingdom, and The Searcher in the United States) will be published in 2015 by HarperCollins.

Simon lives with his family in Brighton and the South of France.[citation needed]


  • "Sanctus" (2011)
  • "The Key" (2012)
  • "The Tower" (2013)
  • "Solomon Creed" (2015)
  • "The Boy Who Saw" (2017)


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