Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits. He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English. He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and 'Frank Muir Goes Into ...'. After his spells with the media he began devoting most of his time to writing from the late 1970s and is well known for his various series of crime novels. He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England. He is the current president of the Detection Club.