Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

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    Desperate to pay off mounting debts, a young man living in China agrees to carry out an assassination in South Korea. But soon the

  • The Butterfly Effect (Infinifilm Edition)

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  • Solaris

    Superstar George Clooney turns in a stellar performance in this "brilliant sci-fi movie" (New York Daily News) from Academy Award

  • A Beautiful Mind (Widescreen)(2001)

    Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced b

  • Primal Fear

    Clever twists and a bona fide surprise ending make this an above-average courtroom thriller, tapping into the post-O.J. scrutiny o

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Mystery Authors

Simon Brett biography

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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