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Simon Brett


(Simon Anthony Lee Brett)
UK flag (b.1945)

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. As well as the much-loved Fethering series, the Mrs Pargeter novels and the Charles Paris detective series, he has written a number of radio and television scripts. Married with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs.
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery, Mystery
 
Series
Charles Paris
   1. Cast in Order of Disappearance (1975)
   2. So Much Blood (1976)
   3. Star Trap (1977)
   4. An Amateur Corpse (1978)
   5. A Comedian Dies (1979)
   6. The Dead Side of the Mike (1980)
     aka The Dead Side Of The Mic
   7. Situation Tragedy (1981)
   8. Murder Unprompted (1982)
   9. Murder in the Title (1983)
   10. Not Dead, Only Resting (1984)
   11. Dead Giveaway (1985)
   12. What Bloody Man is That (1987)
   13. A Series of Murders (1989)
   14. Corporate Bodies (1991)
   15. A Reconstructed Corpse (1993)
   16. Sicken and So Die (1995)
   17. Dead Room Farce (1997)
   18. A Decent Interval (2013)
   19. The Cinderella Killer (2014)
   20. A Deadly Habit (2018)
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Fethering
   1. The Body on the Beach (2000)
   2. Death On the Downs (2001)
   3. The Torso In The Town (2002)
   4. Murder in the Museum (2003)
   5. The Hanging in the Hotel (2004)
   6. The Witness at the Wedding (2005)
   7. The Stabbing in the Stables (2006)
   8. Death Under the Dryer (2007)
   9. Blood At the Bookies (2008)
   10. The Poisoning in the Pub (2009)
   11. The Shooting in the Shop (2010)
   12. Bones Under the Beach Hut (2011)
   13. Guns in the Gallery (2012)
   14. Corpse on the Court (2012)
   15. The Strangling on the Stage (2014)
   16. The Tomb in Turkey (2015)
   17. The Killing in the Cafe (2016)
   18. The Liar in the Library (2018)
   19. The Killer in the Choir (2019)
   20. Guilt at the Garage (2020)
   21. Death and the Decorator (2022)
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Decluttering Mystery
   1. The Clutter Corpse (2020)
   2. An Untidy Death (2021)
   3. Waste of a Life (2022)
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Novels
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Collections
   Box of Tricks (1985)
   Tickled to Death (1985)
     aka Haunted Actress and Other Stories: Tickled to Death
   Crime Writers and Other Animals (1998)
   A Crime in Rhyme (2000)
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Anthologies edited
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Plays
   Murder in Play (1994)
   Mr. Quigley's Revenge (1995)
   Silhouette (1998)
   The Tale of Little Red Riding Hood (1998)
   Sleeping Beauty (1999)
   Putting the Kettle on (2002)
   A Small Family Murder (2008)
   A Healthy Grave (2010)
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Non fiction
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1986) : A Shock to the System


Simon Brett recommends
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The Expectant Detectives (2023)
(Expectant Detectives, book 1)
Kat Ailes
"Kat Ailes is a welcome newcomer to the ranks of cosy crime novelists. The Expectant Detectives is a sharply witty debut."
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The Marlow Murder Club (2021)
(Marlow Murder Club, book 1)
Robert Thorogood
"It combines deft plotting, witty dialogue and a trio of formidable female amateur investigators – a dog-walker, a vicar’s wife and a septuagenarian crossword compiler – of whom the last is one of the most original and beguiling characters I have read about for a long time. The book is a delight from start to finish. Robert Thorogood has brought the fun back into crime fiction."
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Murder at Hotel 1911 (2020)
(Ivy Nichols Mystery, book 1)
Audrey Keown
"Murder at Hotel 1911 is an engaging mystery with a few welcome razor blades hidden under its cozy exterior. Audrey Keown has created a hotel to appeal to Downton Abbey fans."
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The Angel's Mark (2018)
(Nicholas Shelby, book 1)
S W Perry
"The Angel's Mark has the pace of a thriller... S.W. Perry is a welcome addition to the ranks of historical crime novelists."
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Sisterhoods (2016)
(DI Georgia Johnson, book 2)
Linda Regan
"Linda Regan certainly knows her stuff."
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Murder from the Newsdesk (2016)
(Crampton of the Chronicle)
Peter Bartram
"Breezy journalist Colin Crampton is very engaging."

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