Brett, Simon

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Waste of a Life

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an offbeat amateur detective story full of wit and whimsy. Recommended for fans of Denise Swanson, Jenn McKinlay, and M.C. Beaton.

The Clutter Corpse

Brett, author of the “Fethering” and “Charles Paris” mysteries, launches a new series with a story that dwells too much on the protagonist’s past and family history to make for a tedious, stuffy account. Readers may want to skip this cold introduction, which has more framework than mystery. [See Prepub Alert, 11/18/19.]

Mrs. Pargeter's Principle

After a hiatus of 17 years, Brett resumes this charming series about a crime boss's widow who makes amends by assisting her late husband's old colleagues...

The Cinderella Killer: A Charles Paris Mystery

Charles's minor role in a Christmas production of Cinderella turns into a major hassle when he ends up involved in the lead's personal problems...

The Strangling on the Stage: A Fethering Mystery

Brett excels at character studies and social mores. His chatty and totally enjoyable 15th series entry (after The Corpse on the Court) is a breezy diversion, perfect for readers who enjoy British comic mysteries.

The Corpse on the Court

In this 14th series entry (after Guns in the Gallery) Jude's new man has a love of tennis, but the game takes a turn when a man dies on the court...

Bones Under the Beach Hut

Following The Shooting in the Shop, this tenth entry in the satiric cozy series involves human remains found at the beach...

The Shooting in the Shop

In Brett's 11th Fethering mystery featuring amateur sleuth Carole Seddon (after The Poisoning in the Pub), Christmastime means nothing more than a big bah, humbug! for Carole until a corpse is found inside the shell of a burned-down local store...

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