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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:

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Publication Order of Blotto and Twinks Books

Blotto, Twinks, and the Ex-King's Daughter (2009)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess (2010)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Rodents of the Riviera (2011)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll (2012)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and Riddle of the Sphinx (2013)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Heir to the Tsar (2015)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Stars of the Silver Screen (2017)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Intimate Revue (2019)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Great Road Race (2019)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Maharajah's Jewel (2021)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Suspicious Guests (2023)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Conquistadors' Gold (2023)Description / Buy at
Blotto, Twinks and the Phantom Skiers (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Charles Paris Books

Cast in Order of Disappearance (1975)Description / Buy at
So Much Blood (1976)Description / Buy at
Star Trap (1977)Description / Buy at
An Amateur Corpse (1978)Description / Buy at
A Comedian Dies (1979)Description / Buy at
Dead Side Of The Mike / Mic (1980)Description / Buy at
Situation Tragedy (1981)Description / Buy at
Murder Unprompted (1982)Description / Buy at
Murder in the Title (1983)Description / Buy at
Not Dead, Only Resting (1984)Description / Buy at
DeadGiveaway (1985)Description / Buy at
What Bloody Man is That? (1987)Description / Buy at
A Series of Murders (1989)Description / Buy at
Corporate Bodies (1991)Description / Buy at
A Reconstructed Corpse (1993)Description / Buy at
Sicken and So Die (1996)Description / Buy at
Dead Room Farce (1997)Description / Buy at
A Decent Interval (2013)Description / Buy at
The Cinderella Killer (2014)Description / Buy at
A Deadly Habit (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Decluttering Mysteries Books

The Clutter Corpse (2020)Description / Buy at
An Untidy Death (2021)Description / Buy at
Waste of a Life (2022)Description / Buy at
A Messy Murder (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Fethering Mystery Books

The Body on the Beach (2000)Description / Buy at
Death on the Downs (2001)Description / Buy at
The Torso in the Town (2002)Description / Buy at
Murder in the Museum (2003)Description / Buy at
The Hanging in the Hotel (2004)Description / Buy at
The Witness at the Wedding (2005)Description / Buy at
The Stabbing in the Stables (2006)Description / Buy at
Death Under the Dryer (2007)Description / Buy at
Blood at the Bookies (2008)Description / Buy at
The Poisoning in the Pub (2009)Description / Buy at
The Shooting in the Shop (2010)Description / Buy at
Bones Under the Beach Hut (2011)Description / Buy at
Guns in the Gallery (2011)Description / Buy at
The Corpse on the Court (2012)Description / Buy at
The Strangling on the Stage (2014)Description / Buy at
The Tomb in Turkey (2015)Description / Buy at
The Killing in the Cafe (2015)Description / Buy at
The Liar in the Library (2018)Description / Buy at
The Killer in the Choir (2019)Description / Buy at
Guilt at the Garage (2021)Description / Buy at
Death and the Decorator (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mrs Pargeter Books

A Nice Class of Corpse (1986)Description / Buy at
Mrs., Presumed Dead (1988)Description / Buy at
Mrs. Pargeter's Package (1990)Description / Buy at
Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh (1992)Description / Buy at
Mrs. Pargeter's Plot (1996)Description / Buy at
Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honour (1998)Description / Buy at
Mrs Pargeter's Principle (2015)Description / Buy at
Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations (2017)Description / Buy at
Mrs Pargeter's Patio (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Sod Books

How to Be a Little Sod (1992)Description / Buy at
Little Sod's Next Step (1994)Description / Buy at
Not Another Little Sod (1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Three Detectives Books

The Three Detectives and the Missing Superstar (1986)Description / Buy at
The Three Detectives and the Knight in Armor (1987)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Shock to the System (1984)Description / Buy at
Dead Romantic (1986)Description / Buy at
After Henry (1987)Description / Buy at
The Booker Book (1989)Description / Buy at
The Christmas Crimes at Puzzel Manor (1992)Description / Buy at
Singled Out (1995)Description / Buy at
The Penultimate Chance Saloon (2006)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Heavenly Bodies (1997)Description / Buy at
Ways to Kill a Cat (1997)Description / Buy at
Method Murder (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Tickled to Death (1985)Description / Buy at
A Box of Tricks (1985)Description / Buy at
Crime Writers and Other Animals (1998)Description / Buy at
A Crime in Rhyme and Other Mysterious Fragments (2000)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Seriously Funny, and Other Oxymorons (2003)Description / Buy at
Baby Tips For Dads (2004)Description / Buy at
Baby Tips For Mums (2005)Description / Buy at
Baby Tips for Grandparents (2006)Description / Buy at
On Second Thoughts (2006)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Plays

Murder In Play (1994)Description / Buy at
Mr. Quigley's Revenge (1995)Description / Buy at
Silhouette (1998)Description / Buy at
The Tale of Little Red Riding Hood (1998)Description / Buy at
Sleeping Beauty (With: Unknown) (1999)Description / Buy at
Putting the Kettle on (2002)Description / Buy at
A Small Family Murder (2009)Description / Buy at
A Healthy Grave (2010)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

100 Great Detectives, Or, the Detective Directory(1991)Description / Buy at
1st Culprit(1992)Description / Buy at
The Man Who...(1992)Description / Buy at
Fifty Best Mysteries(1993)Description / Buy at
The Fine Art of Murder: The Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion(1993)Description / Buy at
Malice Domestic 6(1997)Description / Buy at
Once Upon a Crime(1998)Description / Buy at
Crime Story Collection(2000)Description / Buy at
Malice Domestic 10(2001)Description / Buy at
The Sunken Sailor(2004)Description / Buy at
Thou Shalt Not Kill(2005)Description / Buy at
The Detection Collection(2005)Description / Buy at
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8(2011)Description / Buy at
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe(2011)Description / Buy at
Deadly Pleasures(2013)Description / Buy at
Bodies in the Bookshop(2014)Description / Buy at
Ten Year Stretch(2018)Description / Buy at
Murder Takes a Holiday: Classic Crime Stories for Summer(2021)Description / Buy at

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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