Simone van der Vlugt


Simone van der Vlugt is one of Netherland’s best known crime writers and her novels are popular around the world. However, she first gained recognition in the Netherlands with her historical novels for children and young adults, the first of these, De Amulet (e. The Amulet) published in 1995 while she was working as a secretary in a bank.

Van der Vlugt went on to write ten more historical novels for young adults before turning to crime in 2004 with De Rennie (e. The Reunion). Since then she has written several acclaimed crime novels, many of which have been translated into English and become bestsellers.