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Delve into mystery and international espionage with Simon Fairfax.

As a lover of crime thrillers and mystery, I turned what is seen by others as a dull 9 – 5 job into something that is exciting, as close to real life as possible, with Rupert Brett, my international man of mystery whose day job is that of a Chartered Surveyor.

Rupert is an ordinary man thrown into extraordinary circumstances who uses his wit, guile and training to survive.

Each book is written from my own experiences, as close to the truth as possible, set against world events that really happened. I go out and experience all the weapons, visit the places Rupert travels to, speak to the technical experts and ensure that it as realistic, as possible allowing you to delve deep in to the mystery, losing yourself in it for a few hours.


No Deal's Done 'Til It's DoneStart off in 1980’s London, and follow Rupert as he learns that Surveying work is not all he believed it to be – it is far darker, and dangerous!

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Baby it’s cold outside!

As you will probably gather I love carrying out the research for my books and this was no exception. Now on the fourth book of the series, A Deal on Ice, (there will be one more after this) with Rupert at the top of his game and so is sent to open the Moscow office. Where he goes I follow-or is it the other way around?


Plotting international story lines

British Royal Navy Ship in Argentina

Plotting a novel is always good fun and never more so than when it involves travelling to another country that I have never been to before. This is especially pertinent if that country is so different to the UK. This was never more true than with Argentina.


Simon FairFax, Civitavecchia, Deal SeriesWelcome to the Beginning – No Deal is Done ’til it’s done

I began writing my first book back in 2006 at my wife’s insistence when we returned from living in Italy. It had burned a hole in my head for years and it only took me about 6 months to get it down on paper and about three quarters finished.



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