Mrs Pargeter’s Principle
by Simon Brett

Gun-runners, shifty politicians . . . and a kidnapped vicar! Mrs Pargeter is on the case

For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband’s unfinished business. Amongst the many bequests he made to her, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise to help in her enquiries.

Attending the funeral of the rich and respected Sir Normington Winthrop, because his is one of the names in the little black book, Mrs Pargeter sets out to discover the connection between Sir Normington and her late husband. Her investigations will draw her into a shady world of gun-runners, shifty politicians – and a kidnapped vicar.


“Great fun, a delightfully madcap romp”

Booklist Starred Review

“Brett's customary wit and good humor abound”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Simon Brett

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 also was 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.

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Mrs Pargeter’s Principle by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Hardback978178029074430th April 2015145 X 223mm192£21.99
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