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Simon Black is a character in the television series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and the Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency IDW comics.


Simon Black had two children, Eddie Black and Farah Black.

Simon Black was Patrick Spring's chief of security, and he as well as his daughter spent a lot of time at the Spring Mansion and knew the family well. When Catherine Spring was murdered Simon took it very hard and never fully recovered.[1]

Simon put Farah into all sorts of classes, advanced placement, when she was young and taught her some himself.[2]

Simon was sick for years.[3]

About a month before Eddie met with a fugitive Farah in Bergsberg, Simon went back again into the hospital; he died at some point during this hospital stay.[4]

In IDW comics[]



According to Farah, Simon hated her and always made her feel like a disappointment.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

  • In the 2016 television series, Farah's father is unnamed and only mentioned, never appearing in person. The name "Simon Black" is taken from the IDW comics.