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Simon Brett worked as a light entertainment producer in radio and TV before taking up writing full time in 1979. As well as the Charles Paris and Mrs Pargeter detective series, he is also the author of the radio and television series After Henry, the radio series No Commitments and the best-selling How to be a Little Sod. His novel A Shock to the System was filmed starring Michael Caine. Married with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs.

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Simon Brett was the Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger 2014.

Chair of the CWA, Alison Joseph said: ‘'I am delighted that the CWA Diamond Dagger for 2014 is to be awarded to Simon Brett. He is a writer of great wit and integrity, and his success over the years has been very well deserved. The Diamond Dagger is awarded not only for a writer's work but also for their contribution to the genre, and Simon has always been a stalwart supporter of his fellow writers. I am sure I am not alone in feeling that it is entirely appropriate and merited that Simon should be receiving this award.'

If you like Simon Brett you might also like to read books by Anne Purser, Carola Dunn and Ann Granger.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Simon Brett

Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons by Simon Brett
Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons
Simon Brett
A humorous gift book: collection of oxymorons, amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas. As we all know, the oxymoron is one of the great beauties of the English language. It has been defined as 'a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Blotto, Twinks and Riddle of the Sphinx by Simon Brett
Blotto, Twinks and Riddle of the Sphinx
Simon Brett
The cosiest of cosy crime, Brett’s Wodehousian characters accidentally unleash an Egyptian curse and the only way to protect themselves and Tawcester Towers is to return the artefacts the curse originated from to Egypt. Very silly and great fun...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
The Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett
The Corpse on the Court
Simon Brett
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The urbane, witty Brett is being rewarded this year with the Crimewriters' Association Diamond Dagger for life achievement, a long overdue kudo. This latest 14th cosy and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2014
Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter by Simon Brett
Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter
Simon Brett
A Maxim Jakubowski Great Male Crime Sleuth. Not strictly speaking an invincible male sleuth, Blotto -a nickname for the Right Hon. Devereux Lyminster- is a bit of a nincompoop, whose sleuthing skills are easily outmatched by his brilliant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/07/2010
The Witness at the Wedding by Simon Brett
The Witness at the Wedding
Simon Brett
This terrific mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue and murder makes for a cracking read. A long concealed secret involving murder some 30 years before threatens the well-being of two families about to come together in matrimony. It’s gripping stuff.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2006

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