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Simon Brett

Simon Brett (b. 1945 Worcester Park, Surrey, England) is a prolific writer of whodunnits. Brett worked for radio and television before becoming a full-time writer in the late 1970s. He is married with three children and lives in the South of England.

So far, Brett has written three series of detective novels (listed below). He has also written 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.

He is also an accomplished sitcom writer, most notably for BBC Radio 4's After Henry and No Commitments and Smelling of Roses.

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Charles Paris

Charles Paris is a moderately successful actor with a slight drinking problem who gets entangled in all sorts of crimes. There are seventeen novels featuring this character:

Mrs Pargeter

Mrs Pargeter is a widow with a shadowy past who, with a little help from her dead husband's friends, is able to solve uncanny mysteries. The Mrs Pargeter novels include:


Feathering is a fictitious village on England's south coast (next to Tarring). It is the place of residence of amateur sleuth Carole Seddon, a retired civil servant. Three Feathering mysteries have been published so far: