Born in London shortly after WWII and educated at the French Lycee in London, then at Munich University, Simon Goodman entered the music business in the late 1960s, specializing in breaking new British artists abroad. Goodman is married to the actress and teacher May Quigley and has one son and three daughters. He lives in Los Angeles where his search for his family's treasures continues.
"With a novelist's narrative gifts, Goodman movingly portrays his
family's victimization by the Nazis and the post-war repercussions
of those events....In combining a modern-day detective story with
nuanced context for its importance, Goodman produces much more than
another Holocaust book."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED
"A remarkable achievement. The Nazis stole the Gutmann family's art and tried to erase them from history; they almost succeeded. Here, now, with the sweep of a pen and the diligence of a crime reporter, author Simon Goodman has restored his family's legacy. Shocking, stunning and totally unputdownable, The Orpheus Clock is an absolute must read."--Annie Jacobsen, New York Times bestselling author of Operation Paperclip