Simon Anthony Lee BRETT

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1945-10-28
Education Dulwich Coll, Wadham Coll Oxford (maj scholar, BA, pres OUDS)
Books & Publications Publications crime novels featuring actor-detective Charles Paris: Cast, In Order of Disappearance, So Much Blood, Star Trap, An Amateur Corpse, A Comedian Dies, The Dead Side of The Mike, Situation Tragedy, Murder Unprompted, Murder in the Title, Not Dead Only Resting, Dead Giveaway, What Bloody Man is That?, A Series of Murders, Corporate Bodies, A Reconstructed Corpse, Sicken and so Die, Dead Room Farce; other crime novels: A Shock to the System (Best Novel Award nomination by Mystery Writers of America, filmed starring Michael Caine), Dead Romantic, A Nice Class of Corpse, Mrs Presumed Dead, Mrs Pargeter's Package, The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor, Mrs Pargeter's Pound of Flesh, Singled Out, Mrs Pargeter's Plot, Mrs Pargeter's Point of Honour, The Body on the Beach, Death on the Downs, The Torso in the Town, Murder in the Museum, The Hanging in the Hotel, The Witness at the Wedding, The Stabbing in the Stables, Death Under the Dryer, Blood at the Bookie's, The Poisoning at the Pub; crime short stories: A Box of Tricks, Crime Writers and Other Animals; others, incl various humorous books
Recreations real tennis
Clubs Groucho, Garrick
Style Simon Brett, Esq
Career writer; Father Christmas Toy Dept Shinners of Sutton 1967; prodr light entertainment: BBC Radio 1968-77 (worked on progs incl: Week Ending, Frank Muir Goes Into..., The News Huddlines, Lord Peter Wimsey, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy), LWT 1977-79 (worked on progs incl: End of Part One, Maggie and Her, The Glums); full time writer 1979-; writing for TV incl After Henry (nominated for 1988 and 1989 BAFTA Awards), How to be a Little Sod; writing for radio incl: Afternoon Theatre, Frank Muir Goes Into..., Semicircles, Molesworth, After Henry (BPG Award for Outstanding Radio Programme 1987), Dear Diary, No Commitments, Foul Play, Smelling of Roses; Writers' Guild Award for Best Radio Feature Script (with Frank Muir) 1973; pres Detection Club 2001-; chm: Crime Writers' Assoc 1986-87, Soc of Authors 1995-97; chair PLR Advsy Ctee 2003-08
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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