Simon Brett

Simon Brett’s first job out of Oxford University (where he gained a First in English) was as a department store Santa. He then worked for ten years as a comedy producer for BBC Radio and two years doing the same job for London Weekend Television. Since 1979 he has been a full-time writer. His writing for radio and television includes After Henry, No Commitments and Smelling of Roses. He has published over a hundred books, some humorous like the best-selling How To Be A Little Sod, but mostly crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter, Fethering and Blotto & Twinks series. In 2014 he was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger ‘for Excellence’. In 2016, he was presented with an OBE 'for services to literature'.

His latest book The Clutter Corpse was published by Severn House in 2020.