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Text for Author Bio: Simon Brett is a former radio and television comedy producer, who has been writing full-time for more than twenty years. Creator of the Charles Parks, Mrs. Pargeter and Feathering series of mysteries, his psychological thriller, A Shock to the System was filmed, starring Michael Caine. Married, with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village in West Sussex, England. A rising young stage comedian, who is about to receive his professions 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 persons to blame; a verdict of death by misadventure is returned at the inquest. But Simon Bretts actor/detective, Charles Paris, who has already solved some highly complex murders in Cast in Order of Disappearance, So Much Blood and An Amateur Corpse, happens to have been in the audience. And when another member of the cast reveals the comedian checked his equipment before the performance, Charles is launched on a further fascinating puzzle.Text for Review Box: "A witty tour of the showbiz undergrowth... instantly enjoyable." Guardian
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Simon Brett is a former radio and television comedy producer, who has been writing full-time for more than twenty years. Creator of the Charles Paris, Mrs. Pargeter and Fethering series of mysteries, his psychological thriller, "A Shock to the System" was filmed, starring Michael Caine. Married, with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village in West Sussex, England.From AudioFile:
Actor Charles Paris witnesses the murder of an up-and-coming, but not nice, comedian. Confronting almost every character with an accusation of murder, Paris has the curiosity and perseverance just right for an amateur detective. Frederick Davidson catches the perfect ironic and self-deprecating tone for Paris. Davidson's excellent portrayal of the classes of people found in the British television studio and vaudeville hall greatly contributes to the enjoyment of this mystery. A great choice for Brett fans or anyone who enjoys audio mysteries. T.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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