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Simon Brett is an English novelist of mystery novels. He writes the Charles Paris, Mrs. Pargeter, Fethering Mysteries and Blotto & Twinks series. He is also an accomplished playwright. Simon got his degree (with first-class honours) from Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford. He went on to work for BBC Radio, which included producing the first episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and several other popular shows. Following that, he moved to the television end of the BBC, including producing End of Part One and The Glums. Since that time, he has moved onto becoming a sitcom writer in addition to his work as a novelist.

Simon Brett became a published author in 1975 with the novel Cast, in Order of Disappearance. The novel introduced readers to his Charles Paris series. Below is a list of Simon Brett’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Charles Paris Books


Cast, in Order of Disappearance(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Much Blood(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Trap(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Amateur Corpse(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Comedian Dies(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Side of the Mike(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Situation Tragedy(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Unprompted(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Title(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Not Dead, Only Resting(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Giveaway(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Bloody Man is That?(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Series of Murders(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Corporate Bodies(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Reconstructed Corpse(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sicken and So Die(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Room Farce(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Decent Interval(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cinderella Killer(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mrs. Pargeter Books


A Nice Class of Corpse(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs., Presumed Dead(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pargeter's Package(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pargeter's Plot(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Pargeter's Principle(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Three Detectives Books


The Three Detectives and the Missing Superstar(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Detectives and the Knight in Armor(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fethering Mysteries Books


The Blood on the Beach(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Downs(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Torso in the Town(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Museum(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hanging in the Hotel(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witness at the Wedding(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stabbing in the Stables(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Under the Dryer(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood at the Bookies(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poisoning in the Pub(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shooting in the Shop(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bones Under the Beach Hut(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns in the Gallery(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Corpse on the Court(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Strangling on the Stage(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tomb in Turkey(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing in the Cafe(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Blotto, Twinks Books


Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blotto, Twinks and the Rodents of the Riviera(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blotto, Twinks and the Riddle of the Sphinx(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blotto, Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


A Shock to the System(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Romantic(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After Henry(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Booker Book(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Singled Out(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sunken Sailor(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Penultimate Chance Saloon(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Box of Tricks(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tickled to Death and Other Stories of Crime and Suspense(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime Writers and Other Animals(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Crime in Rhyme and Other Mysterious Fragments(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Murder in Play(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Quigley's Revenge(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silhouette(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping Beauty(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Putting the Kettle On(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Small Family Murder(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Healthy Grave(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


The Detection Collection(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Simon Brett Books, You’ll Love…

Simon Brett Synopsis: The Detection Club is the oldest crime writing organization that represents British crime writers. The club has welcomed members including Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and G.K. Chesterton. With the 75th anniversary of the Detection Club is an anthology entitled The Detective Collection, which contains 11 new stories by current members of the clubs, including stories from Lindsey Davis, P.D. James, Robert Barnard, Colin Dexter, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, Peter Lovesey and more. The anthology is edited by Detection Club president Simon Brett.

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