Critically acclaimed crime writer Simon Brett will be reading from his work and will be in conversation with Exeter St. Thomas Library Supervisor, Lee Rawlings, about his life in crime (fiction writing). Discussing everything from how to write a captivating detective to the business of having novels adapted for screen and radio, this really is one for fans of the genre!
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Simon Brett has published over a hundred books, many of them crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter, Fethering and Blotto & Twinks series. His stand-alone thriller, A Shock to the System, was made into a feature film, starring Michael Caine. Simon’s writing for radio and television includes After Henry, No Commitments and Smelling of Roses. Bill Nighy plays Charles Paris in the Radio 4 adaptations of his books. In 2014 Simon was presented with the Crime Writers’ Association’s top award, the Diamond Dagger, and he was made an O.B.E. in the 2016 New Year’s Honours ‘for services to literature’.