Simon Brett
1945-
 

Simon Anthony Lee Brett was born in Worcester Park, Surrey. He was educated at Dulwich College and then at Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied English. Between 1967 and 1977, he was a producer with BBC Radio. He subsequently spent a couple of years working for Thames Television. He has written and edited children's books, humorous novels and several anthologies. By 1979, Brett had become a full-time writer. In the early Eighties, he was able to move from London to the village of Burpham, near Arundel. Here he lives today with his wife and three children. In 2014, Brett was awarded the Crime Writers' Association's prestigious Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence and contribution to crime writing. He is the creator of:
1. 'Charles Paris', a professional actor and amateur detective.
2. 'Melita Pargeter', a widow and amateur sleuth.
3. 'Fethering Mysteries', featuring Jude and Carole, amateur investigators from the village of Fethering.
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Titles and year of publication:
 
'Charles Paris' Novels
 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
 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  1994
16) Sicken and So Die  1995
17) Dead Room Farce  1998
18) A Decent Interval  2013
19) The Cinderella Killer  2014
'Melita Pargeter' Novels
 1) A Nice Class of Corpse  1986
 2) Mrs, Presumed Dead  1988
 3) Mrs Pargeter's Package  1990
 4) Mrs Pargeter's Pound of Flesh  1992
 5) Mrs Pargeter's Plot  1998
 6) Mrs Pargeter's Point of Honour  1999
 7) Mrs Pargeter's Principle  2015
'Fethering Mysteries' Novels
 1) The Body on the Beach  2000
 2) Death on the Downs  2001
 3) 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 at the Pub  2009
11) The Shooting in the Shop  2010
12) Bones Under the Beach Hut  2011
13) Guns in the Gallery  2011
14) The Corpse on the Court  2012
15) The Strangling on the Stage  2013
16) The Tomb in Turkey  2014
17) The Killing in the Cafe  2015
Other Novels
 1) A Shock to the System  1984
 2) Dead Romantic  1985
 3) A Box of Tricks (short stories)  1985
 4) Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor  1991
 5) Singled Out  1995

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