Dead Room Farce (Charles Paris, #17)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Dead Room Farce (Charles Paris #17)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Charles Paris, Simon Brett's actor-cum-accidental sleuth, returns to the boards in this seventeenth novel in the popular series.

When he is offered the chance to go on tour as a member of the cast of Not On Your Wife!, a new play by a prolific British farceur, he seizes the opportunity.

The plot thickens when the tour reaches Bath. Charles seems to be too deeply into his r...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1997)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareHamlet by William ShakespeareRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom StoppardNight at the Vulcan by Ngaio MarshValley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
21st out of 105 books — 17 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 121)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Judith Cranswick
I love all the Charles Paris novels. This is by far the best of Simon Brett's series of novels although I do have a soft spot for Mrs Pargeter's set of adventures.
For a page-turning, laugh-out-loud but truly clever read Brett's Charles Paris cannot be beaten.
The last novel to be published featuring actor/sleuth Charles Paris, Deadroom Farce is a competent, if somewhat straightforward, whodunnit. Much more interesting are the character moments Brett fills the book with such as having Paris try to give up alcohol, his meeting up with an old friend and his attempts to end an ill-advised affair.

Newcomers would definitely be advised to start elsewhere before tackling this book but fans of the series will likely be satisfied with this entry.
Funny, kept my attention (and with a competing TV, that is saying something), all around good read.
Stephanie marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2014
Helen marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Lexi marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2014
Ashley marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2014
Sheri marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2014
Catherine marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2014
Novel Frostii
Novel Frostii marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
Grettel marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2013
Carmen added it
Sep 18, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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 ...'.

More about Simon Brett...
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)

Share This Book