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Situation Tragedy (Charles Paris #7)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
'Is everything all right?' the producer kept asking, and for a while everything was. The Strutters was destined to be the situation comedy hit of the year, with just the right mix of stars and schmaltz - along with none other than hard-drinking Charles Paris in the role of (irony of ironies!) the barman. But before Charles could get used to being in a megahit, things began ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1986 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1981)
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Randee Baty
Charles Paris has managed to get himself a recurring part on a sit-com, providing steady employment and a decent income. Neither of these are things Charles is use to. He’s working for W.E.T. now instead of the BBC and as usual, Simon Brett’s behind the scenes insights into the workings of television are an integral part of the pleasure of reading this series.

The mystery starts with the death of a very much disliked Producer’s Assistant. Only Charles seems to feel that the “accident” might have
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Christine Cody
Oct 19, 2015 Christine Cody rated it really liked it
Simon Brett writes books that are fun, fast-moving, and always insightful. Barely successful actor Charles Paris always manages to find a murder to solve whenever he gets work in a play or on TV. Brett's knowledge of the theater and TV worlds fully develop the characters and have much insight into the intricacies of "the biz." His characters are never cardboard and his plots are never predictable. Reading a Charles Paris mystery is always a romp and we have almost as much fun as Charles does as ...more
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read by Simon Pebble On the surface this would appear to be a silly story but one I enjoyed listening to anyway. Charles Paris is a hard-drinking actor who has landed a part as a bartender in The Strutters, West End Television’s new smash comedy. But soon a rash of nasty accidents threatens the show’s success. The cast blames bad luck, but amateur sleuth Charles Paris is sure someone is writing a script for murder.
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Nov 30, 2011 Nan Silvernail rated it liked it
Actor/Amateur Detective Charles Paris joins the cast of a new spin-off sit-com because one of the actors has had a little accident. Then there is another little accident, this one fatal. Then there is another fatal little accident. A very disturbing pattern is developing. Is this a cursed, unlucky show or is someone behind it all?
Douglas Watkinson
Jul 11, 2013 Douglas Watkinson rated it it was amazing
One of the many Charles Paris I've enjoyed, this is up there with the best of them. Paris is such a brilliant character, you could meet him in any profession, it's just that with him being an actor I have a special interest.
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May 04, 2016 Brian rated it liked it
Charles Paris has a job in a sit-com when members of the crew suffer fatal accidents. or are they murder? Charles investigates and uncovers a link to the past.
Full of humour and detail of showbusiness these books delight even with the unlikely plot elements.
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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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