The son of Belgian novelist Georges Simenon, Pierre Simenon, born in 1959 in Lausanne, Switzerland, worked as a financial analyst and portfolio manager in a private bank in Geneva before leaving for the United States in 1987, where he became an entertainment attorney in Los Angeles. A diving instructor, as well as a shark enthusiast and a history buff, Pierre Simenon currently lives in New England with his wife and two children. Following his first novel, Au nom du sang versé, originally penned in English and translated in half-a-dozen languages, he recently wrote an autobiographical story, De Père à père, published in October 2015, and is currently working on his third book.

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