Books by Simon Shaw

THE COMPANY OF KNAVES by Simon Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1998

"Fans of Philip's earlier five adventures, of course, will read on breathlessly wondering if this time he'll escape without committing or concealing a murder."
Stung by a hated rival's knighthood, accomplished actor/criminal Philip Fletcher vows he'll be on next year's Honors List, no matter what it takes to get there. Read full book review >
DEAD FOR A DUCAT by Simon Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"Philip's fifth is lightsome and literate, but distressingly devoid of the real malice that gave The Villain of the Earth (1995) such an edge."
An offer of a ú100,000 for only eight weeks of work in Kenneth Kilmaine's film Midnight Rider? Read full book review >
THE VILLAIN OF THE EARTH by Simon Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 1995

"Philip's fourth breach of the peace (Bloody Instructions, 1992, etc.) builds to a delightfully satisfying climax, with a wicked final twist still to come."
Cut out of Ben Ferris's production of Antony and Cleopatra, and panting for proximity to his old flame Natasha Fielding, randy character actor Philip Fletcher volunteers to play Antony to her Cleopatra in a rival productionand lives to see Rome in Tiber fall, as Natasha's lover and director, Sergei Shustikov (nicknamed ``Shitsky'' for a variety of apt reasons), makes his life miserable. Read full book review >
BLOODY INSTRUCTIONS by Simon Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1992

"Readers who like their homicide arch and unpunished could hardly do better."
Debonair actor/murderer Philip Fletcher (Murder Out of Tune, Killer Cinderella) hasn't killed anyone during his current stint as Banquo in producer Martha Kielmansegge's bedeviled Macbeth, but he might just as well have—he's been neatly framed for the murders of Richie Calvi, the Brat Pack Macbeth, and detestable critic Jasper Klampit, who'd just panned Philip as Richie's last-minute replacement. Read full book review >
KILLER CINDERELLA by Simon Shaw
Released: Jan. 28, 1992

"Effervescently nasty—like Patricia Highsmith with a laugh track."
Another homicidal British farce from actor-novelist Shaw (Murder Out of Tune, 1988) unfolds the bizarre complications that follow long- suffering Mark Harvey's murder of his detestable wife Maddie. Read full book review >