The Corpse on the Court
by Simon Brett

The genteel game of Real Tennis takes a murderous twist in Simon Brett’s witty and entertaining new Fethering mystery

Jude’s life has been turned upside-down thanks her new mant, Piers Targett, who’s keen to get her involved in his hobby – or obsession – of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers’ friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation.

Meanwhile, Jude’s neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the ‘Lady in the Lake.’

As the two investigations become intertwined, Carole and Jude’s efforts to find the truth look set to lead to more murders.


Top-flight Brett with droll potshots at flawed husbands, the women who shouldn't have married them, rabid sports enthusiasts and quasi-tiff among friends

Kirkus Reviews

Fethering followers will love the way Brett showcases Jude here, showing new vulnerable bits. For everyone else, Brett performs his magic on te traditional cozy, making the frame rock with laughter at human foibles and quake with well-placed surprises

Booklist 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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The Corpse on the Court by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Hardback978178029032428th September 2012146 X 222mm224£21.99
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