Dead Room Farce by Simon Brett
A Mystery Featuring Charles Paris

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Actor-sleuth Charles Paris drops his trousers round his ankles during a provincial run of Not On Your Wife - and investigates the murder of an old friend.
 

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Simon Brett was born in Worcester Park, Surrey on October 28, 1945. He attended Dulwich College and then Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied English. Between 1967 and 1977, he was a producer with BBC Radio. He also spent a couple of years working for Thames Television. In 1975, he published his first 'Charles Paris' novel. By 1979, Brett had become a full-time writer. He has written and edited children's books, humorous novels and several anthologies. In 1986, he introduced another sleuth: Mrs Pargeter. As well as the Charles Paris and Mrs. Pargeter detective series, he is also the author of the radio and television series After Henry, the radio series No Commitments and the best-selling How to be a Little Sod . His novel A Shock to the System was filmed starring Michael Caine.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by St. Martin's Press. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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One fine day the company travels to a studio, on the outskirts of Bath, to record a radio ad for the play for ex-BBC producer Mark Lear, and soon after they leave, Lisa Wilson, who’s more than just a partner to Mark, finds his dead body locked in an airless recording room.

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Brett's second mystery set in 1920s England (after 2011's Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter) starts off as a passable Wodehouse imitation, but soon grows tiresome with its relentless wordplay, banter, and speech mannerisms evocative of Bertie Wooster (e.g., "Oh, trucky-trockle.

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Not On Your Wife! is a poor excuse for a stage comedy, all dropped trousers and double entendres. But then Charles Paris (Sicken and So Die, 1997) is a poor excuse for an actor--and husband, father an

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