CRIME! One of the great literary genres. Author and crime expert Simon Brett talks to the columnist, writer and broadcaster Lynne Truss whose book on punctuation Eats, Shoots & Leaves became an international bestseller. She is also an accomplished author of the crime novels A Shot in the Dark and most recently The Man That Got Away. She has written extensively for radio, and is the author of six previous novels, as well as a non-fiction account (Get Her Off the Pitch!) of her four years as a novice sportswriter for The Times. She lives in Sussex and London with two dogs.
Simon Brett has published over a hundred books, many of them crime novels. 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’.