Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

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    A single phone call can change a man's life…or possibly end it. Colin Farrell delivers a captivating, off-the-hook performance a

  • Interstellar (Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack)

    With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling bey

  • Jacob's Ladder

    A Vietnam vet, back at home in New York City, finds himself losing his grip on reality, in a horrifying way; only his friend can h

  • Moon [Blu-ray]

    Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth's primary source

  • Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)

    During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, d

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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