Simon Brett biography
Simon Brett was born in Surrey, England, and educated at Dulwich College before studying a BA in English at Wadham College, Oxford. Between 1967 and 1977, he was a producer with BBC Radioâ€™s Light Entertainment and writing in his spare time. His first crime novel, Cast, In Order of Disappearance featuring borderline alcoholic, down-at-heel actor Charles Paris, was published in 1975.He worked for Thames
Television for two years before deciding to take up writing full time. He has written and edited both fiction and non-fiction, short stories, and childrenâ€™s books. He also created the popular radio and TV series After Henry. Simon Brett has written a number of stand-alone crime novels, and two successful humorous series - the aforementioned Charles Paris, and one featuring Melita Pargeter, a crookâ€™s widow. He now lives in Arundel with his wife and three children.
Brett has written three series of detective novels. Most of these novels are in the "Golden Age" tradition of detective fiction, entertaining the reader through humor, eccentric characters, and intricate plot twists. He has also written several mystery plays and some non-series novels, of which A Shock to the System (1984) is probably best known due to the filmed version starring Michael Caine as the business executive who takes revenge after being passed over for promotion.Information source: wikipedia