Mystery Books

  • The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh Mystery Series #5)

    Scotland Yard Inspector Adam Dalgliesh races to solve a twisted murder in bestselling author P.D. James’ classic mystery The

  • Cradle and All

    In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant--even though she is still a virgin.In Ireland, another young woman

  • Trevayne: A Novel

    Fearless and incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne is a self-made millionaire, former undersecretary of state, and current head of one of

  • The Lake of Darkness

    Martin Urban is a quiet bachelor with a comfortable life, free of worry and distractions. When he unexpectedly comes into a small

  • Darkness: A Novel

    Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civiliz

  • The Coffin Dancer (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

    NYPD criminalist Lincoln Rhyme joins his beautiful protégé, Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer -- an ingenious kill

  • The Narrows (Harry Bosch)

    FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She

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Mystery Movies

  • The Negotiator

    Negotiator, The (DVD)Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("Snakes on a Plane," the second

  • The Arrival

    Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in

  • Cube

    Six ordinary strangers awaken from their daily lives to find themselves in a seemingly endless maze of interlocking cubical chambe

  • The Prestige

    Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in THE PRESTIGE, the twisting, turnin

  • Arlington Road

    A gripping contemporary thriller about the terrible truths that can hide behind everyday appearances, ARLINGTON ROAD is an intense

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Mystery Authors

Simon Brett biography

Brett

 

 

Simon Brett

(1945 - )

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 Radio’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 children’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 crook’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