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Murder in the Title (Charles Paris #9)

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Playing the corpse in a murder mystery at the Regent Theatre is not exactly a triumph for Charles Paris. In fact, his career could not sink any lower. However, suddenly the mystery spills over into real life with the artistic director's apparent suicide. But was it suicide - or murder? Charles Paris determines to find out.
ebook, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Severn House Digital (first published 1983)
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Unfortunately at the moment Goodreads has presented both the original Simon Brett novel and the modernized full-cast radio drama as a single entry forcing me to combine my thoughts on the two versions of the story.

While the radio play does make some slight changes to the material they are for the most part cosmetic, such throwing some references to Twitter into Maurice's dialog as well as some more topical theater references (as well as changing the name of the controversial play in the story to
Les Wilson
Another good one from Simon Brett
Charles Paris is reduced to playing the corpse and is being attacked by someone in the cast. What is going on?

A great book for anyone interested in rep theatre; Simon Brett has a good comic touch.
Had a borrower in recently who wanted to read all of these but all now long gone
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Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits.

He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English.

He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and 'Frank Muir Goes Into ...'.

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Other Books in the Series

Charles Paris (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • Cast, in Order of Disappearance (Charles Paris, #1)
  • So Much Blood
  • Star Trap
  • An Amateur Corpse (Charles Paris, #4)
  • A Comedian Dies (Charles Paris, #5)
  • The Dead Side of the Mike (Charles Paris, #6)
  • Situation Tragedy
  • Murder Unprompted
  • Not Dead, Only Resting: A Charles Paris Mystery
  • Dead Giveaway (Charles Paris, #11)
The Body on the Beach (Fethering, #1) Death on the Downs (Fethering, #2) The Torso in the Town (Fethering, #3) Murder in the Museum (Fethering, #4) The Stabbing in the Stables (Fethering, #7)

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