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Corporate Bodies (Charles Paris #14)

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  145 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Taking on his most unlikely performing assignment yet: 'forklift-driver-for-a-day' in the Delmoleen company corporate video, Charles Paris discovers - to his horror - that a forklift can lead to death. Industrial accident - or murder? Charles decides to find out.
ebook, 137 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Severn House Digital (first published 1991)
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Sandi
Charles Paris, the usually out of work actor and amateur sleuth, is engaged by a television writer to work on some in house corporate videos as a forklift operator and all is going well until a body is found behind some pallets. This is always a reliably good series and this entry was no exception.
Silvio111
Nov 09, 2016 Silvio111 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! This Charles Paris series has a completely different tone from Simon Brett's "Mrs. Pargeter" detective series. Whereas the latter has a sort of facetious yet decorous attitude, illustrated by the complacently refined matron surrounded by all her late husband's loyal crime compatriots, in contrast, Charles Paris has a rueful, self-deprecatory take on his own somewhat faded acting career, embellished by his dryly witty references to past put-downs from theater (or should I say, "theatre ...more
Brian
Charles Paris enters the world of Business.
Whilst filming a Corporate video a young girl is killed in an accident. Charles uncovers secrets about the management of the company and believes the girl was murdered
Told with the humour you expect from Brett this mystery is draws you in
One star has beenknocked off because of Charles Paris' behaviour after he uncovers the murderer.
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He tells the murderer that he won't report them to the police as the girl (who was blackmailing) deserved to be m
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Ian Brydon
Charles Paris's acting career continues to slump, and roles are harder to find than ever. He is, however, offered temporary respite when Will Parton, with whom he worked on an ill-fated television mystery series some years previously, recruits him to participate in a corporate PR film that he has been hired to make for Delmolleen, a leading health foods manufacturer.

Will Parton had hitherto been known as the writer of some moderately successful television series, though he secretly yearns to wri
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Aidan
Sep 10, 2011 Aidan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
This entertaining entry in the Simon Paris mysteries series sees the frequently out-of-work actor signing on to appear in a corporate video and stumbling on to yet another murder.

Brett creates an interesting group of characters and does a good job of satirizing corporate culture, particularly in the novel's several sequences set in business meetings and at the company's sales conference. As for the mystery, it was well paced and was concluded in a satisfying way.
Rachel
Jan 23, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charles Paris gets a job shooting a commercial film for the Demoleen Company. While there a secretary is killed by pallets falling on her. It's deemed an accident but Charles is sure it is murder. A competent mystery.
Nathalie S
Mar 01, 2015 Nathalie S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simon Brett (of "The Fethering Mysteries") is such a good writer that he's helped me enjoy his Charles Paris mysteries, even though I wouldn't normally like Charles Paris. And he has such a good sense of humor and bons mots.British Cozy at its best :)
Rae
May 21, 2008 Rae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Brett's amateur sleuth is an unemployed actor always on the verge of something big. In this tale, he is hired to play a part in a corporate video and ends up trying to solve a murder. Brett is a master at understated humor.
Val
Oct 18, 2016 Val rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Charles Paris murder mystery. Whilst doing commercials at a corporate office a girl is found dead. Charles thinks she is murdered and proceeds to investigate.
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I always enjoy the Charles Paris character and the humor of this series. Very light, but fun.
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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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