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is the author of over fifty books. More than half of them are internationally successful mysteries, including the Charles Paris, Mrs. Pargeter and Fethering series. His psychological thriller A Shock to the System was nominated for an Edgar by the Mystery Writers of America, and filmed starring Michael Caine. Dead Romantic was adapted into a film for BBC2. For ten years out of Oxford University, Simon worked as a Producer in BBC Radio, where he was responsible for the definite adaptations of the Lord Peter Wimsey stories, starring Ian Carmichael, and for the first radio version of Douglas Adams’ Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He still writes and broadcasts a lot for radio, and devised and chaired the whodunnit panel game, Foul Play. Simon also wrote the best-selling How To Be A Little Sod, a book about a baby’s first year, which became a television series, as did his radio sitcom After Henry, starring Prunella Scales. His stage play Silhouette did a national tour in 1997. Simon Brett is a former Chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association and of The Society of Authors, and is a member of British Actors’ Equity.