Murder Unprompted

Author(s): Simon Brett
Series: Charles Paris Series No: 8
Genre: Mystery
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: C1145
Released: Mar 29, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788739828
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
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Charles Paris, seasoned actor and part-time sleuth has taken the part of understudy to the lead in a West End play. Its not an easy position, however. Rivalry on the set is straining everyone's nerves. It started when Alex Household, high-strung and egotistical, lost the starring role to an actor who keeps dropping his lines. In anger, Alex screams, "I want you all out! Gone! Dead! Exterminated!" Now, on opening night, someone has murdered the leading man on stage during his climactic speech. Was it Alex, in an act of revenge, or is some other villain at work behind the scenes?

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Author(s): Simon Brett
Narrator(s): Ralph Cosham
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z100095502
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481547383

Professional reviews

"Simon Prebble steps easily into the life of Charles Paris, British actor and sleuth. Here, Charles is an understudy in a production struggling to survive with a star who can't remember his lines. There's a lot of tension on and off the stage; Prebble makes the most of every sentence. The murder takes place on stage halfway through, and solving it is second nature to Paris. Prebble does vocal wonders with all the supporting players, as well as his all-too-human hero. Those who favor tidy British dramas expertly presented will love this and want to check out the other Brett-Prebble collaborations available from Recorded Books. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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