Simon Brett A Comedian Dies (Charles Paris)

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A Comedian Dies (Charles Paris)

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Charles Paris, middle-aged actor turned amateur sleuth, is vacationing at a small English seaside town. Irresistibly drawn to anything theatrical, Charles seeks entertainment at the local music hall and endures a series of not-so-wonderful vaudeville acts in the hope that the man given star billing will be worth watching. This performer, Bill Peaky, comes on stage with his electric guitar, grasps the microphone--and drops dead, due to faulty wiring of the stage equipment. It looks like an accident, but Charles is not so sure and starts to find out more about the people in the other acts on the bill: Janine, the pretty dancer who disappears; Miffy Turtle, Peaky's manager, a little too sharply dressed and too sharp altogether; Chox Morton, seedy and unduly nervous, manager of another act; Lennie Barber, one-time star comedian trying to make a comeback. The more Charles investigates, the more suspects turn up.

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Simon Brett worked as a producer with BBC radio before turning to writing full time. A former president of Britain's Crime Writers Association, he is the creator of the Mrs. Pargeter mysteries and the Charles Paris series as well as the Fethering mysteries. He lives in southern England with his family.

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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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