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 ninety-five 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’.