Charles Paris
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    So Much Blood | Simon Brett

    So Much Blood

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    Charles Paris returns again, in a fringe show at the Edinburgh Festival, with another nubile girl to provoke him, his accommodating wife to console him and a gory murder to challenge him. Edinburgh and the Festival are both background and foreground with Charles flitting between a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 'mixed-media' satire, a late-night revue and his own one-man show on Thomas Hood. Then a fading pop star is murdered, there's a bomb scare in Holyrood Palace and someone makes a suicide leap from the top of the Rock....

    Edinburgh in the festival - all the world's a stage

    This novel has aged better than most, or maybe it just seems so to me - I was there in 1974, too; fortunately a student, not a middle-aged roué ( of e..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 August 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
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    Star Trap | Simon Brett

    Star Trap

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    Christopher Milton is one of TV's brightest stars and the natural choice to play the lead in Lumpkin!, the musical version of She Stoops to Conquer. His is a ruthless, egomaniacal talent, guaranteed to turn his co-cast's rehearsals into nail-biting hell. Charles Paris suspects him of harbouring at least one dark secret from years past. And then the 'accidents' begin. Soon it is plain that someone will stop at nothing in order to sabotage the show for their own ends.

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    A Comedian Dies | Simon Brett

    A Comedian Dies

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    A rising young stage comedian, who is about to receive his profession's award as 'Most Promising Newcomer', dies sensationally on stage at the start of his act; as he picks up the mike, he is electrocuted. Faulty wiring seems to be the cause; no one person is to blame; a verdict of death by misadventure is returned at the inquest.

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    The Dead Side of the Mike | Simon Brett

    The Dead Side of the Mike

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    When Andrea Gower's body is discovered in an editing suite, with gashes in her wrists and two razor blades nearby, the cause of death seems obvious, with the words she spoke only hours before taking on a completely different meaning... Working as a radio actor for the BBC was all new to Charles Paris: a new kind of work, a new jargon, and a lot of new faces - some of them quite pretty.

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    Not Dead, Only Resting | Simon Brett

    Not Dead, Only Resting

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    Charles Paris is, as ever, waiting for a phone call from his agent, and is driven to painting and decorating to make ends meet. A rare evening out at a high-profile restaurant among stars of stage and screen promises a break in the depressing routine. But when the restaurant's handsome, temperamental chef is brutally murdered, Charles finds himself drawn into the ensuing investigation. At first it seems an open and shut case: the chef's

    So dated, but amusing in parts.

    Just this side of unpleasantly anti-LGBT mockery, ridiculously stereotypical; Charles is not biased against "gays", apparently; the archaic terminolog..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 August 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
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    Charles Paris: What Bloody Man is That? | Simon Brett

    Charles Paris: What Bloody Man is That?

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    Charles Paris is on his way up again, career-wise. No longer 'resting' or playing a corpse in a cupboard, he finds himself doubling almost every role in a provincial production of the play dreaded by superstitious theatrefolk: Macbeth.

    Brilliantly written and read by Simon Brett

    Simon Brett’s books are a delight, and listening to Simon read any of his books doubly so. Listening to the brilliant Charles Paris and Mrs Pargeter ‘..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 January 2012 by Jim (Rolleston, New Zealand)
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    A Series of Murders | Simon Brett

    A Series of Murders

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    Charles Paris is in clover. He has been contracted for three whole months to play brainless bobby Sergeant Clump, foil to the charismatic amateur sleuth, Stanislas Braid, in a TV series of that name. Recourse to the whiskey bottle is still needed, however, to get him through a day's filming - one made all the more arduous by the pompous posturings of the show's star, and the constant outraged interruptions of the ancient author whose detective novels are being adapted. Indeed, there is plenty of friction about.

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    A Reconstructed Corpse | Simon Brett

    A Reconstructed Corpse

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    Charles Paris' acting career plumbs new depths when he takes the part of a possible murder victim in 'Public Enemies', a true-crime television series. Finding himself in a bizarre world somewhere between police procedure and showbiz, Charles is inexorably drawn into the investigation... especially after the dismembered limbs start turning up. The viewers of 'Public Enemies' get caught up in the macabre jigsaw puzzle of death; it is ghastly, of course, but it does make good television.

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    Dead Room Farce: A Charles Paris Mystery | Simon Brett

    Dead Room Farce: A Charles Paris Mystery

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    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Charles Paris' old friend Mark, who runs a recording studio in Bath where Charles is making a talking book, has a drinking problem that amounts to a death wish. But it's not the drink that kills Mark, it's somebody in the cast of Charles' play who has a dirty little secret that Mark must not be allowed to reveal...

    Enjoyable romp

    I've listened to quite a few Simon Brett audio books and know to expect a humorous tale connected with a theatrical or television production where one..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 January 2009 by Kirstine (Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom)
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    A Decent Interval: Charles Paris, Book 18 | Simon Brett

    A Decent Interval: Charles Paris, Book 18

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    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    After a long period of "resting", life is looking up for Charles Paris, who has been cast in a new production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught. Ophelia is played by Katrina Selsey, who won the role through a television talent show. Hamlet himself is also played by a reality TV contestant, Jared Root. But when the company reaches the first staging post of their tour, matters get more serious, with one member of the company seriously injured in what appears to be an accident, and another dead. Once again, Charles Paris is forced to don the mantle of amateur detective to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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    A Decent Interval | Simon Brett

    A Decent Interval

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    After a long period of "resting", life is looking up for Charles Paris, who has been cast as the Ghost of Hamlet's Father and First Gravedigger in a new production of Hamlet. Ophelia is played by Katrina Selsey, who won the role through a television talent show. Hamlet himself is also played by a reality TV contestant, Jared Root - and the two young stars have rather different views than the more experienced members of the cast. But when the company reach the first staging post of their tour, matters get more serious, with one member of the company seriously injured in what appears to be an accident, and another dead....

    Wonderful!

    I have really enjoyed Simon Brett's Charles Paris dramatisations so thought I would try a full length book. Initially I was disappointed, as Bill Nigh..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 September 2013 by Saffy (UK)
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    The Cinderella Killer | Simon Brett

    The Cinderella Killer

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    Landing a minor part in the Empire Theatre Eastbourne's Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles Paris soon discovers that his main role is to gently introduce the show's baffled American star, Kenny Polizzi, to the bizarre customs of English pantomime. During their sessions in the local pub, Charles finds himself increasingly caught up in Polizzi's tangled affairs. But Charles is about to be far more involved than he might wish when he stumbles across a body beneath Eastbourne Pier.

    Who Shot JR, Simon Brett Style...

    Another witty and wonderful Charles Paris mystery read by its author. Thoroughly, addictable, I have already listened to this many times--the sign of..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 November 2014 by SnapWriter (London, UK)