Category Archives: Simon Brett

Sicken And So Die by Simon Brett

“If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting The appetite may sicken, and so die.” Charles Paris has finally managed to tick off one of his dream roles. An old colleague has … Continue reading

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Audio Review: The Dead Side of the Mic by Simon Brett and Jeremy Front

Charles Paris, jobbing actor extraordinaire is preparing for a role as a grandfather, staying with his estranged wife Frances while his daughter, Juliet, is waiting for a new arrival. His luck seems to be in, as he lands a job … Continue reading

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The Cinderella Killer by Simon Brett

Or, according to Amazon – The Cinderella Killer: A Theatrical Mystery starring Actor-sleuth Charles Paris. Catchy title. It’s pantomime season at Eastbourne and sometime actor, sometime sleuth Charles Paris has got a part in Cinderella as one of the Broker’s … Continue reading

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Mrs Pargeter’s Package by Simon Brett

Mrs Pargeter enjoys travelling, but a package holiday to Corfu isn’t usually what she would have chosen. But her recently widowed friend has asked her to accompany her and Mrs Pargeter is not one to let her friends down. When … Continue reading

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The Strangling On The Stage by Simon Brett

Amateur dramatics in the Fethering area and the production of Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple is undergoing a few hiccups. There’s in-fighting amongst the cast and crew, the prompter seems to be having a nervous breakdown, no-one seems to know their … Continue reading

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A Decent Interval by Simon Brett

Charles Paris, a mostly out-of-work actor and part-time sleuth, first appeared in Simon Brett’s Cast, In Order Of Disappearance in 1975, and followed this with sixteen more appearances until Dead Room Farce in 1998, before exiting, presumably stage left, with … Continue reading

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Mrs, Presumed Dead by Simon Brett

I first came across Simon Brett via the Fethering Mysteries – the first two, The Body On The Beach and Death On The Downs garnered positive reviews early in this blog’s life, but for some reason, I never returned, despite … Continue reading

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