Lindsay Jane Simpson is an Australian journalist, a university teacher and a writer of true crime. Born in Scotland, Simpson arrived in Australia in 1976.
Simpson worked as an investigative journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald for twelve years. She has written seven books, the most recent being Honeymoon Dive, co-authored with Jennifer Cooke, was published by Pan MacMillan on September 2010 about the scuba diving death of Tina Watson on the Great Barrier Reef. Her first fiction novel, The Curer of Souls was published in 2006 by Random House One of her crime books, My Husband My Killer, co-authored with Sandra Harvey was made into a telemovie starring Colin Friels (2000). Brothers in Arms was written about the Milperra bikie massacre. Published in 1989 this was also co-written with Sandra Harvey. Her third crime book, co-written with Sandra is about the serial killer John Wayne Glover.
She is co-ordinator and founder of the Master of Arts (Writing) at James Cook University.
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