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    • The Liar in the Library

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven't met for 20 years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn't changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. What Jude hadn't been suspecting, however, was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death. More worrying, from Jude's point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a pleasure

    • By marianne on 16-07-18

    Regular price: £25.49

    • A Deadly Habit

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Having landed a small part in a new West End play, The Habit of Faith, Charles Paris is dismayed to discover that his good fortune has been orchestrated by his bête noire, the now-famous screen actor Justin Grover. But why has Grover become involved in this relatively obscure production - and why has he roped in Charles to star? From the outset the production is fraught with difficulties - and matters become even more complicated when a body is discovered at the foot of the dressing room stairs. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad but I prefer the Bill Nighy versions

    • By Ms. S. Smith on 04-10-18

    Regular price: £18.59

    • The Tomb in Turkey

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Carole Seddon has never enjoyed holidays much. Nevertheless, she has allowed herself to be persuaded by her friend Jude to accept a fortnight’s free accommodation at a luxurious Turkish villa owned by Jude’s property developer friend Barney Willingdon. But from the outset the holiday is marred by a series of menacing incidents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By fotini on 02-10-15

    Regular price: £17.89

    • Charles Paris: What Bloody Man is That?

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly written and read by Simon Brett

    • By Anonymous User on 18-01-12

    Regular price: £13.49

    • A Comedian Dies

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rather dated jokes

    • By Beeab on 24-01-17

    Regular price: £13.49

    • So Much Blood

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner

    • By marianne on 01-05-15

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Star Trap

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I beg yours!

    • By Norma Miles on 11-11-18

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Penultimate Chance Saloon

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Soul searching was an unfamiliar exercise to Bill Stratton, and he found it intriguing as well as painful. He hadn't had much occasion for it in his life, given that he was fairly shallow, but then, on the verge of his 60th birthday, his wife told him she was leaving him for another man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sex in the over sixties!

    • By Kirstine on 24-05-10

    Regular price: £19.89

    • Blotto, Twinks and the Stars of the Silver Screen

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Another hair-raising adventure featuring the aristocratic brother and sister sleuthing duo! The end of the cricket season spells gloom for Blotto until he is invited to bat against the Hollywood cricket team out in sunny LA, where rain never stops play. And so begins the latest adventure for Blotto and his supremely gifted sister, Twinks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime silliness

    • By Colin James on 26-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Mrs Pargeter's Public Relations

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    It is her characteristic generosity rather than her love of animals that finds Mrs Pargeter supporting her friend, Jasmine Angold, at a charity reception for PhiliPussies, whose worthy aim is to rehabilitate stray cats from the Greek island of Atmos into caring English homes. But the evening is to have unexpected consequences. At the event, Mrs P is taken aback to meet a woman who claims to be the sister of her late husband, the much-missed Mr Pargeter.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty pedestrian escapism

    • By AmyJackson on 03-09-17

    Regular price: £17.89

    • Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Due to financial hardships at Tawcester Towers, the Dowager Duchess has decreed that the only way the family fortunes can be restored is to marry Blotto off...to an American! Reluctantly, Blotto, together with Twinks and his trusty chauffeur Corky Froggett set sail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very amusing!

    • By Michelle on 12-04-15

    Regular price: £13.69

    • The Dead Side of the Mike

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Guns in the Gallery

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it certainly turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in a confrontation between Willoughby and his ex-lover, followed by a heated argument with the gallery owner and a rival artist. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More please!

    • By Mrs on 25-04-12

    Regular price: £14.39

    • A Series of Murders

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • A Reconstructed Corpse

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • The Killing in the Café

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    When the owner of Polly's Cake Shop announces her retirement, the Fethering residents start to worry about the loss of this popular amenity. Alarmed by rumours that the café might become a Starbucks, a group clubs together to form an action committee. The plan is that Polly's should become a community venture managed and run by volunteers from the village. Roped in to help, Jude finds the committee meetings fraught with petty power struggles, clashing personalities and monstrous egos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • yet another brilliant book

    • By Mrs. Heather M. McPeake on 18-11-16

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Not Dead, Only Resting

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery in exotic locale

    • By Anonymous User on 14-10-18

    Regular price: £14.69

    • A Decent Interval

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Saffy on 23-09-13

    Regular price: £13.69

    • Mrs Pargeter's Principle

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst his many bequests, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets. This means that whenever Mrs P has a crime to solve, she can readily contact someone with the relevant expertise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please make more available!

    • By Bookshake on 28-09-16

    Regular price: £17.89

    • The Strangling on the Stage

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    When Jude agrees to lend her vintage chaise longue for the local Amateur Dramatic Society’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple, little does she realise she’ll end up in a starring role. It’s an ambitious play, culminating in a dramatic execution scene: a scene that’s played for real when one of the leading actors is found hanging from the specially constructed stage gallows during rehearsals. A tragic accident - or something more sinister?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favourite

    • By Mrs. Rm Walters on 19-04-14

    Regular price: £13.69

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