The Liar in the Library – Simon Brett

‘A new Simon Brett is an event for mystery fans’

P. D. James

6 June 2019

The Liar in the Library

Simon Brett

Fethering has everything a sleepy coastal town should: a snug English pub, lots of cosy cottages, a little local library – and the occasional murder . . .

Bestselling author Burton St Clair, complete with soaring ego and wandering hands, has come to town to give a talk. But after his corpse is found slumped in his car, he won’t be leaving. Jude is the prime suspect; she was, after all, the last person to see Burton St Clair alive. If she is to prove her innocence, she will have to dust off her detective skills and recruit her prim and proper neighbour (and partner-in-sleuthing) Carole to find the real culprit.

‘One of the wittiest crime writers around’ Antonia Fraser

‘Simon Brett writes the kind of good whodunits that could have been written fifty years ago . . . and he has a sly sense of humour’ The Times

‘Simon Brett is one of British crime’s most assured craftsmen, with idiosyncratic characters proving winning creations… Crime writing just like in the good old days, and perfect entertainment’ Guardian

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. He was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours ‘for services to literature’ and was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2014 he won the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger for an outstanding body of work.