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    • A Deadly Habit

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

    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 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Bones Under the Beach Hut

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The affluent seaside resort of Smalting is unaccustomed to crime. So when human remains are found beneath the floorboards of one of its beach huts, the community is awash with suspicion and fear. Amateur sleuths Carole Seddon and best friend Jude are drawn into the mystery, and their suspicion quickly falls on attractive Philly Rose, a young Londoner newly arrived in the area, whose boyfriend has recently vanished in mysterious circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Fethering!

    • By PPod on 07-03-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Hanging in the Hotel

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The Hopwicke Country House Hotel is to host an event for the all-male society, The Pillars of Sussex. Jude helps out on the night, and in the early hours of the morning she watches with relief as the rowdy guests drag themselves to their beds. The next morning, one young solicitor is absent from breakfast. But when Jude heads for Nigel Ackford's room, presuming he is feeling the effects of the night before, she is horrified to find him hanging from the beams of his four-poster bed.... Was it suicide? Jude has her doubts.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • So Much Blood

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • Death Under the Dryer

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    When Carole goes for a trim at Connie's Clip Joint, she doesn't expect to find herself at the scene of a murder. But in the back room, strangled by the lead of a hairdryer, sits Connie's young assistant Kyra. Carole and her sleuthing friend Jude are soon enjoying some tactical snooping, and it seems that Fethering's fingers are pointing firmly at Kyra's boyfriend Nathan, who has disappeared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic introduction to Simon Brett

    • By Louise on 03-12-13

    Regular price: £22.69

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • The Witness at the Wedding

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Carole Seddon's son is about to be married. But as plans for the big day get underway, Stephen's future parents-in-law, Marie and Harold, seem desperate to keep the affair as discreet as possible. Then, after a quiet engagement party, Harold disappears...only to be found dead the next day, in a burnt out car in Epping Forest. While the family try to deal with their grief, Carole discovers they are concealing secrets that can be traced back 30 years, to the murder of Marie's best friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A first for me

    • By joan ruth evans on 25-03-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Star Trap

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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
    • Superb

    • By Richard Childs on 01-04-18

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Shooting in the Shop

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Carole Seddon hates Christmas - it all seems rather a waste of time. So when her neighbour and best friend, Jude, drags her along to go shopping at a local store called Gallimaufry - she can feel her inner-Scrooge knocking. But the sales are on and even Carole can't resist a bargain. Then a few days later - Gallimaufry is burnt down and a body is discovered in the ashes. It seems like a tragic accident but no one can die of natural causes when a gun is involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story from Mr Brett!

    • By Mrs on 01-10-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Murder in the Museum

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Bracketts, an Elizabethan house near the town of Fethering, is about to be turned into a museum. Once the home of celebrated poet Esmund Chadleigh, it has been decided that it should now become a shrine to his life and poetry. But the transition from house to museum is running far from smoothly, and Carole soon begins to regret her decision to be on the Board as she witnesses bitter antagonism and rivalry amongst the other members. Then a sudden discovery is made.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant except for one small point

    • By Mrs. Rm Walters on 01-10-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Stabbing in the Stables

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    When healer Jude pays a visit to Long Bamber Stables one evening - to meet her unusually equine new client and his owner Sonia Dalrymple - she does not expect to stumble across a man laying in the darkness. Co-owner of the stables, Walter Fleet, has been viciously stabbed to death. Sleuthing neighbours Jude and Carole begin to make discreet enquiries, but it soon becomes clear that Long Bamber Stables is a hotbed of dangerous passions, murderous rivalries and hidden truths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps getting better

    • By Julie on 23-03-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • Dead Room Farce

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A three-month run of the new farce, 'Not On Your Wife!', is not to be sniffed at by a jobbing actor. Especially when there’s the distinct possibility of a West End run. Which is why Charles Paris is standing on stage with his trousers round his ankles. Rehearsals have gone well, the laughs are coming and there’s always the attractions of Cookie Stone. But by the time the troupe reaches Bath a darker mood has set in and Charles’ old friend Mark has a drink problem that amounts to a death wish.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An amusing, easy listen.

    • By Saffy on 30-09-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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 Jim on 18-01-12

    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 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • 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

    • The Corpse on the Court

    • By: Simon Brett
    • Narrated by: Simon Brett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Jude's life has been turned upside-down thanks her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby – or obsession – of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers' friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation. Meanwhile, Jude's neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the “Lady in the Lake”.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a treat...

    • By G. Hughes-Wilson on 15-02-13

    Regular price: £14.39

    • 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 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • Simon Brett in usual great form

    • By John K. on 14-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

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