PAUL SIMPSON is the author and co-author of over two dozen non-fiction books including A Brief History of the Spy and The Mammoth Book of Prison Breaks.
Praise for The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near MissesAn excellent summary of the history of air catastrophes. The best single volume on the subject that I've found.Praise for A Brief Guide to The Sound of MusicEssential guide to the iconic film. - Daily MailPraise for A Brief Guide to C. S. LewisIf you want to know more about Lewis without getting bogged down in all the religious iconography, you could do worse than start here. - Sci-Fi OnlinePraise for A Brief Guide to OzThe author takes the reader on an accessible and light-hearted trip down the yellow brick road, stopping at particularly interesting renditions and manifestations of Dorothy, the wizards, and the rest of the gang. - ProtoViewPraise for A Brief Guide to Stephen KingThe best book about King and his work I have ever read. - Books MonthlyPraise for A Brief Guide to Stephen KingThere have been surveys of Stephen King's work before but none with the same mix of concision and erudition. Covering forty years of all things Kingian from Carrie to the present day, Paul Simpson combines breadth of knowledge with passion for his subject, and his judgments are as fair as they are well argued. If you think you know about King, you will finish this book knowing more, and if you are a relative newcomer to the Maine horror maestro's writing, you will be moved by this book to read further. A Brief Guide to Stephen King is both scholarly and readable, a rare combination. It is also indispensable.Praise for The Mammoth Book of Prison BreaksSimpson delves into the details and background of each escape, leaving no stone unturned in his attempt to place each episode in context. He presents this series of engaging tales in an accessible, fluid style, and follows every subject to their often untimely end. With its short chapters and casual tone, this is ideal popcorn reading for fans of true crime. - Publishers WeeklyPraise for A Brief History of the SpyFor a single book, Simpson has provided a very good introduction to modern intelligence.